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El Roc de Sant Gaietà – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part XIV.

We didn’t even know what to do in Roc de Sant Gaietà the first time we arrived here. Neither that because of job reasons we will end up living around it. This was our last step on our first Vuelta a España – a Spanish tour travel series. El Roc de Sant Gaietà is not …

10 reasons why to visit Salou

10 reasons why to visit Salou in 2021

Salou is a municipality of the comarca of Tarragonès, in Catalonia. The city is approximately 10 km from Tarragona and as well as from Reus, located on the sandy Costa Daurada, and 112 km from Barcelona. Salou was founded by the Greeks in the 6th century, and this coastal town became a notable commercial port during the medieval and modern ages, while throughout the 20th century, Salou …

Altafulla – The town of thousand magic gates on Costa Daurada, in Catalonia, Spain

This is an article about what to see in Altafulla, a coastal gem on Costa Daurada with an impressive historic heritage. Altafulla is mainly known because of its beach. Costa Daurada itelf is famous for the sandy coastline and lovely beaches, but this territory is much more than that. And besides their amazing and not …

Entrevista amb la Dolors Torné del Celler Cal Serafí a Torredembarra – Versió en Català

Aquesta és la entrevista a la propietària de Cal Serafí, un icònic celler al vell mig del centre històric de Torredembarra. És la Dolors, que de seguida ens va respondre per correu electrònic que es prestava a fer l’entrevista. Hem quedat a les quatre, quan el celler està tancat i ens rep amb dues persones …

Interview with Dolors Torné, Cal Serafí wine-shop, Torredembarra – English version

Here you can read an interview with the owner of Cal Serafí, the iconic wine-shop in the old part of the historic center of Torredembarra. She is Dolors Torné, who immediately answered us by e-mail and kindly accepted to do the interview. We met at 4 p.m. when the wine-shop is usually closed and she …

Pogácsa - the Hungarian cheese biscuit

Pogácsa – The Hungarian cheese biscuit

Pogácsa, the Hungarian cheese biscuit – or as it’s simply called: ‘pogi’ – is one of the most popular baked biscuits in Hungary and all around the Carpathian – Pannonian Basin. Every kitchen makes its own version, everyone learned a version of the recipe usually from their mothers or grandmothers, and then adjusted it further …

Bled Lake

What to do in Bled – A European tour. Part VI.

This article is about the top 10 activities what to do in Bled, Slovenia, and nearby. It includes practical information, transports, and price updates for 2021.   Bled is probably one of the easiest visits you can do in whole Europa. The town itself is not very interesting but its lake is one of the …

Let’s get lost on Costa Daurada

Let’s get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most beautiful villages of Costa Daurada – part III.

Let’s get lost on Costa Daurada this time! In the first two episodes of the Let’s get lost in Catalonia series, we have already reviewed 20 beautiful inland villages in Catalonia. You can take a look here if you missed them. Let’s get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most picturesque non-coastal Catalan villages – part I. …

Villany Besides the Obvious

Villány, wines and cellars in South Hungary – A European tour. Part V.

To speak about visiting Villány and its wines and cellars is just a pleasure. I am a wine lover. Actually, once open a time I wrote a novel about wines and honestly, I never had tasted a Villány wine before. That could sound contradictory but it’s not. As a Spanish guy I never heart about Villány before being personally …

Calçots for everyone by Besides the Obvious

Calçots for everyone!

Calçots are a trendy veggie meal, available and good for everybody. They are tasty, cool, traditional, could be very social and for sure is a super choice for vegetarians and vegans. Here you will learn what calçots are, from where they come, how to cook them and how to get into this Catalan tradition. The …

Escalivada recipe

Escalivada – a simple & super tasty recipe from Catalonia & Aragon

Escalivada is a roasted vegetable dish and coming from the regions of Catalonia and Aragon. Its name is routed to the Catalan verb “escalivar” meaning “to cook in ashes“, referencing the dish’s traditional preparation in the embers of a wood fire. The classic Escalivada recipe is very easy, so if you are looking for something quick, just take …

Let's get lost in Catalonia!

Let’s get lost in Catalonia! 10 more picturesque non-coastal Catalan villages – part II.

In the first part of this series, we have covered 10 beautiful inland villages in Catalonia. Take a look here, if you missed “Let’s get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most picturesque non-coastal Catalan villages – part I.”, as this article is a continuation of that. Of course, the list doesn’t end here, as Catalonia …

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The perfect London Bucket List – The top 70 things to do in the capital of UK

This is a London bucket list article which includes the top 70 things to do in town by categories of activities. The best experiences 1. Catch a cab We will start with a classic. A visit to London wouldn’t be complete without choosing a very authentic public transport. The centre of London has a terrifying …

Let's get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most picteresque non-coastal Catalan villages.

Let’s get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most picturesque non-coastal Catalan villages – part I.

I bet if you happen to like football you have already heard the famous cheering of F.C. Barcelona: “visca el Barça i visca Catalunya“, meaning “long live Barça and Catalonia“. And yes, when we think about Catalonia as a potential travel destination, usually the first spot coming to everyone’s mind is its capital city: Barcelona. If we think further then normally we include …

Our top 20 places in 2020 – how & to where we were able to travel during the year of Covid-19…

2020 was not the year of traveling. Neither for us. We, who usually take every occasion to travel, whose everyday life looks like continuously checking options, calendars, travel deals, flight schedules, we also found ourselves in a new reality. The old days were gone, when ever we had free time, we just went to explore, …

Vilaseca On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region

On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region – part II.

We are here to continue our article about the castles worth visiting in Camp de Tarragona region. In the first part – On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region – part I., we have covered the castles of Tamarit, Calafell, Ferran, Altafulla, and El Catllar, and in this article, we will …

Viic Besides the Obvious

Vic travel guide – 10 reasons for a trip

This is a Vic travel guide, the heart of Central Catalonia, and the reasons why to visit the town and get a very deep Catalan feeling. Vic is located in the proper middle of Catalonia, halfway between the sea and the Pyrenees and only seventy kilometers from Barcelona. Vic is a demographic, administrative and services …

Bordeaux Place de la Bourse

8 amazing non-capital cities to visit in Europe

Have you already visited all the big capital cities in Europe?! This is great! But let’s not forget that capitals are usually multinational melting points, and regardless of the amazing sightseeing spots, you can face many catchy tricks, standardized offers, a crowd of tourists, and less authenticity. As they say, to understand the real sense …

Vitoria Besides the Obvious

Vitoria-Gasteiz and what National Geographic missed about it

This an article about Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of Basque Country, which has been included into the list of 25 ‘Best of the World’ destinations to travel in 2021 by National Geographic. For a complete route in Basque Country check our article here. National Geographic mentions every year its favourite 25 destinations to “inspire future travels …

Tasting Canarian Gastronomy

Tasting Canarian Gastronomy

After spending 3 weeks on the Canary Islands, we cannot move on without dedicating an article to tasting Canarian Gastronomy. Overall the Canarian food is made up of a variety of exquisite ingredients that are part of its traditional dishes. In the below list you can find our favorite typical Canarian dishes & drinks along with some recommended …

The 15 most romantic islands in the world

Looking for a romantic trip idea or the perfect island vacation? This list is not in order of preference, but obviously includes all our favorites, all the romantic, dreamy and lovely islands from all over the world that we love. So let’s review the 15 most romantic islands in the world – according to Besides …

Teguise, Lanzarote Island, Spain

Teguise: white heritage and mahogany crosses in the old capital of Lanzarote

This is an article about what to do in Teguise town, one of the most important historic towns all over Canary Islands, Spain. Teguise is the largest municipality on the island, reaching both East and West coasts. Teguise town was the old capital of Lanzarote from the first half of XV Century to the second …

Vuelta a La Graciosa – A day trip on the 8th Canary Island

La Graciosa is one of the volcanic Canary Islands and the perfect destination for a day trip on Canary Islands. It is located 2 km north of the island of Lanzarote, and it is administrated by the municipality of Teguise. The island is part of the Chinijo Archipelago. Its length is 8 km and the width is …

Ferry stern

Naviera Armas goes bankrupt: bad news for travellers and locals

This is an article about the crisis of the passenger transport companies using the example of Naviera Armas, a famous Spanish ferry company. We have read on the journals this week that Naviera Armas, one of the giants of maritime transport, is going bankrupt. The rating agency Moody’s has lowered its rating from Caa2 to …

The perfect roundtrip on Lanzarote Island- Top 15 spots to discover

This is an article about how to do a perfect roundtrip on Lanzarote. We have selected the top 15 spots for your best experience on the island. When we had planned our stay on the Canary Islands, we decided to spend the first ten days on Fuerteventura island and from there to approach the island …

What to do in Arrecife, a stroll through a real capital on Lanzarote Island

This is an article about what to do in Arrecife on Lanzarote Island, Spain. Once you step on Lanzarote you immediately realize that is wealthy, organized, clean, nice and beautiful. White short cute houses contrasting with the black volcanic landscape. On the island there is only one small city, Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote, very …

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