You now know perfectly well what my favorite destination in Spain is – the north, with its small and large towns, and houses built in the middle of nowhere. Its somewhere I can go at any time of the year and today I invite you to enjoy a walk around Santander.
Spain has much more to offer than just sun and beaches. Even if you’re just going on a typical beach holiday on the sandy Costa Blanca, nearby you’ll find interesting places to visit, and which are completely different to the crowded coast.
Costa Blanca are mainly beaches â€“ long and sandy ones â€“ and so in this sense are some of the nicest on the southeastern coast of Spain.Â Unfortunately, most of the coast is developed with what in many cases are somewhat chaotically constructed buildings, with taller apartment blocks vying for nicer views.Â However, there are also some jewels here and there, and for lovers of minimally more active breaks and beautiful scenery, the cliff walk – Ruta de los Acantilados – in Benitachell is one of them.
Spring, Spring… Itâ€™s made us wait a long time this year. It’s delayed by a good month or so, but is finally here (in Poland). I don’t know why, but upon the coming of spring, my thoughts always turn to AlcalĂˇ de Henares and so today, we’re escaping from the city, but we are not going too far!
This coming Sunday is when Spain enters in to what is a very special time of the year â€“ Holy Week (Semana Santa). Medieval traditions come to life on the streets of the towns and villages and it’s a great time for visiting and learning about these rituals.
My next trip to AndalucĂa is fast approaching. Im really looking forward to the Spanish spring, which I fondly remember from last year and fingers crossed that the weather will be just as good! Meanwhile, I’m yet to show you all of the places which we visited during our trip last year. This time, it’s Cordoba (undoubtedly another Spanish â€śmust seeâ€ť) and because many of you would have heard about it before, I’m going to keep the descriptions to a minimum.
I’m sitting here wrapped in a warm blanket, wondering what I should post next. I’ve accumulated a lot of material over the past months and there is a long list of great places which are waiting for their chance to be shown on my blog. What is hopefully the last bout of winter weather steers my thoughts to warm places, and this time itâ€™s not AndalucĂa which springs to mind, but the somewhat warmer Extremadura â€“ one of the hotter destinations I’ve been to in Spain.Â
Lately, I’ve come across numerous offers of cheap flights to Madrid and they’re especially low from autumn through to spring. It’d be a shame not to make the most of this, right? You can catch a flight to Madrid from many airports in Europe for less than â‚¬50. Of course, don’t get me wrong â€“ you can spend all the money you have once you’re in Madrid â€“ but it’s not at all necessary. I also think that a short trip to Madrid can turn out to be less expensive than say visiting Barcelona or other, super-popular European cities. I’m convinced that a pleasant weekend that doesn’t break your household budget is within reach and so I’ve prepared a few tips to you started.
After two years of regular trips to Spain, I have noticed a strange change in my behavior – I have started to stop and talk to people. Its gotten to the stage, that as soon as I see someone with a guidebook or map at the airport or on the plane, I go up and speak to them. I then come to the realization, that a 3-hour flight is just not enough time to describe all of the places in Spain that are worth visiting, but which the average European knows little, or nothing about.
It’s time for the blog to live up to its name and come back to the area around Madrid, as most of the recent blog entries have been dominated by my travels around Spain. Today, another suggestion for a short trip close to Madrid.