London, thou art the flower of cities all!

One of the the things she most liked about the city -apart from all its obvious attractions, the theatre, the galleries, the exhilarating walks by the river- was that so few people ever asked you personal questions. -Julia Gregson (There’s me … Continue reading

Toledo: Time Travel to Medieval Spain

In the 16th century, Toledo was the capital of the Spanish empire. Eventually the Spanish court moved to Madrid. Although the city is not the capital of Spain anymore, its history and culture are preserved through the medieval architecture. Toledo … Continue reading

“Nobody goes to bed in Madrid till they have killed the night!” – Ernest Hemingway

Move over New York City! Madrid is ACTUALLY the city that never sleeps. Early morning stop for some churros with café con leche to late night tapas/bar hopping to non-stop partying late into the night; there is so much to see … Continue reading

Barcelona: a place for tapas, parties and Gaudi’s art nouveau

An excellent nightlife (PARTY UNTIL 6 AM) , tasty Spanish food (HELLO, PAELLA AND TAPAS!) and the warm, sunny climate (BEACH BUMS!) make Barcelona THE place to be. I was fortunate enough to visit Barcelona more than once this year. … Continue reading

A Mediterranean Hot Spot: Sitges, Spain

Sitges was a hotbed for Bohemians: attracting artists, writers and painters. In the 60s and 70s, it was called the “Ibiza in miniature” due to counterculture and its partying lifestyle. Today, it is named the Saint Tropez of Spain for its expensive … Continue reading

I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before

I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I've never been before

 This year was astounding. I did a lot of travelling and when I mean a lot… I literally did two Euro trips during the summer and managed to squeeze a trip to the state of California, USA in the autumn. The first trip to the European continent was for fun: to see family in London, England and to accompany my mother to her I.T Managers’ conference in Spain. The second trip was an impromptu flight to Italy to teach English –with detours to France and Spain. Yes, I left my comfortable, office job to teach in a foreign country. Luckily, my office still had a job waiting for me when I returned…even they knew a teaching gig in Italy was an amazing opportunity.  Yes, I went to Spain twice. Spain is THAT amazing.

For the next few days I’ll document my favourite moments and photos during my travels (Check the “featured” content). It’s a good way to bid adieu to 2012 before 2013 begins.