A Gothic Masterpiece: Heavenly Light, Hellish Queues

Today I have another guest post for you! But before we get to that I’d like to thank you all, because Curlygirlabroad achieved more than 1000 followers!!! So thank you and enjoy this post about Sevilla:

Hi guys! My name is Lane Beck. I am an American travel blogger, Europhile, foodie, amateur photographer, recent vegetarian and ancient history enthusiast from sunny San Diego, CA. I spent most of my childhood living in Europe, go back as often as possible, and am planning my expat move. I also have a strange obsession with maps. I’m hoping the cure is more travel. Continue reading “A Gothic Masterpiece: Heavenly Light, Hellish Queues”

Why Malaga is a perfect Andalusian getaway

I always thought Malaga was one of those destinations in Spain where people go to for the nice weather, the sea and the parties. While you can definitely find these in Malaga, the city has so much more to offer! I was surprised by it’s beauty and really think this is could be a perfect place to explore part of the wonderful Andalusia. The airport has lots of connections and is only 6 km from the city itself. Malaga has a train station that connects with other destinations in Spain. I’ll share a couple of things I did during my three-day stay in the city. Continue reading “Why Malaga is a perfect Andalusian getaway”

Five places you need to see in Sevilla

After I’ve been to AlmeriaGranada and  Jaén and Cordoba, I continued the journey in Andalusia. I planned three days in Sevilla, which is a wonderful city. The first day it was pouring rain so I mainly spent my time indoors. The two other days were very pleasant and also allowed me to explore the areas outside of the city. I stayed in Eurostars Regina Hotel, which wasn’t expensive at all, and the buffet in the morning was very yummy.  Continue reading “Five places you need to see in Sevilla”

Impressions of Jaén and Cordoba

After visiting Almeria and Granada I had one day to explore the region of Jaén and another to visit Cordoba. This might seem like a very short time, nevertheless I’ve managed to get a good impression of both, without having to run from one place to another. Also this time I decided to stay in a hostel. This one was really great! Very good value for little money. The only issue we had on the first day of my arrival was to find dinner. Apparently it was a local holiday so pretty much anything nearby was closed. For the two evenings (I stayed here to explore Granada as well) we ate at Bomborombillos. This place is so great! Our waiter was very friendly and advised us some good tapas and products from the area. We had fantastic and local food for a great price, definitely a recommendation!  Continue reading “Impressions of Jaén and Cordoba”

15 pictures to inspire you to visit Granada

From Almeria, I moved on to Granada, where I spent two days. I needed a full day in the Alhambra, which was so much more beautiful than I’ve imagined. The second day I explored Granada itself. The city gives a Moroccan feel, I’ve never been there but it just felt like that. Tiny streets, white houses. Lots of little stores with spices displayed outside. Very lively, and so beautiful! Don’t forget your European Youth card for discounts. Continue reading “15 pictures to inspire you to visit Granada”

Almeria in pictures

As I told you, three weeks ago I went to the beautiful Andalusia in Spain! (read about it here) My first stop was in Almeria! I only stayed here for a brief two days, nevertheless I’ve gotten an impression and I really liked it here. It wasn’t that easy to find the hostel though, but eventually we did, luckily. Andalusia seems to be an ideal holiday for anyone on a budget, I stayed in the hostel for only 15 euros a night, breakfast included! Dinner was about 7 to 10 euros drinks included, so really not expensive. Of course I was travelling of season, which might have had something to do with it. Continue reading “Almeria in pictures”

Spanish Basque Country

The Spanish Basque Country isn’t the most touristic area of Spain. They call it ‘Costa Verde’, green coast, so it can occur that you spent a week in the rain. For surfers this place is paradise (and no I do not surf but like to watch, does that count?). My original plan was to move from place to place by tent, but camping sites are quite rare in this area and often full. So if you are planning on camping book on time! Knowing a couple of words in Spanish can be useful aswell since people in the small towns often barely speak English.

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