Discover with us the best destination for your Saturday trip in Algarve! Loulé Market is the hidden Portuguese gem in the heart of Algarve. Picturesque, colorful, fresh and delicious, a trip to Loulé is exactly what you need when you’re ready to take a break from lying in the sun. Here’s your guide for a day in Loulé!Continue Reading…
All you need to know before planning your trip to Gibraltar and hanging out with the monkeys is right here, in this article! Getting on top of Gibraltar rock, crossing the border from Spain, sight-seeing, all in one day? It’s possible, it’s easy and we’re here to give you the best tips for spending a stress-free, perfect day and seeing Gibraltar on a budget. This is one of the best day trips you should take if you ever find yourself in the south of Spain!
A few words about Gibraltar…
Gibraltar is a British overseas territory, located in the Iberian Peninsula and bordered in the North by Spain. Its surface is of 6.7 square km, and it’s the home of the Rock of Gibraltar and its incredible flora and fauna, a particularly popular travel destination due to the Barbary macaques, the famous “apes” of Gibraltar, which are actually adorable monkeys.
Organized trips to Gibraltar are very popular, especially from Malaga. However, you can take the trip by yourself. Gibraltar is very safe, easy to walk around and navigate, and we’ll offer you all the tips to make this Gibraltar adventure a low budget one!Continue Reading…
Top 5 Best Photography Spots in PortoJuly 17, 2019
Of all the destinations we’ve explored, we’ve watched the best sunsets in Portugal! Cobbled streets, orange rooftops, exceptionally high bridges, and the most romantic river: the city of Porto should be your next destination! Welcome to our travel photography tour, where you’ll find the best photography spots in Porto.Continue Reading…
Magic Sintra Instagram Guide: A Portuguese Fairy taleJuly 14, 2019
A day trip to Sintra is a must when you’re visiting Lisbon! This Portuguese Fairy tale land is 50 minutes away from the city, and it’s where you’ll find the most beautiful castles and gardens you’ve ever seen. More than an Instagram guide to Magic Sintra and the most iconic places to visit on your trip, we’ll introduce you to some important information to prepare you for the journey! To make the fairy tale complete, stay tuned till the end where we share the amazing FREE Lightroom preset we used to edit this photo series!Continue Reading…
Vegan in Barcelona: best eats in El RavalFebruary 21, 2019
Although tasty and diverse, Spanish cuisine is not the most vegan-friendly. Having spent more than one month in Barcelona, we have tried many vegetarian and vegan-friendly places, and we’d love to share some of the best ones with you. Whether you are vegetarian or vegan in Barcelona, you will surely find something delicious at any of these places. Here’s what we enjoyed most…
We’ve noticed this place when we first arrived, next to our Airbnb, in El Raval. After reading some good reviews, we decided to check it out. We later found out that there is more than one Vegetalia restaurant in Barcelona.Continue Reading…
Montjuic Castle: Barcelona from aboveFebruary 13, 2019
Ready to get the perfect panoramic shot of Barcelona? This is the first post of our #barcelonafromabove series. We’ll show you the best places where you can see and capture Barcelona from above! So get ready for a beautiful hike to Montjuic Castle, our first stop! Here’s all you need to know…
Montjuic is the birthplace of the city of Barcelona. Today, it houses a variety of attractions, such as Palau Nacional (the National Art Museum of Catalunya), the Olympic Stadium, the Joan Miro Foundation (the Modern Art Museum), the Botanical Garden and finally, the Montjuic Castle.Continue Reading…
Barcelona street food: the colorful Boqueria MarketFebruary 3, 2019
Ready for a sunny getaway? If there’s one thing you can’t miss in Barcelona, it’s the colorful Boqueria Market! Barcelona street food looks and tastes amazing here! Vegan, vegetarian, meat lover, this market caters for all tastes! And to top it up, the colors are extremely photogenic!
How to get there
Boqueria Market or Mercat de la Boqueria is easily reachable from the Liceu (L3) metro stop. The vibrant food market is within easy reach from La Rambla, Plaça de Catalunya or nearby neighborhoods such as El Raval or the Gothic Quarter.
It is open everyday from 8AM to 8PM, except for Sundays, when it’s closed. You don’t need a ticket, just get inside and enjoy the colorful adventure!
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Hidden gems of Barcelona: Labyrinth Park of HortaFebruary 1, 2019
Barcelona is quite a green city. It boasts many wonderful parks, and we can name a few – Ciutadella Park, Güell Park, Joan Miro Park and so on. But have you heard of the Labyrinth de Horta Park? Easily reachable by metro or bus, away from the crowded touristy places, Barcelona Labyrinth Park is the perfect destination for a day of relaxing in the sun!
Get lost in the labyrinth!
The history of the Barcelona Labyrinth Park of Horta goes back all the way to 1792 when an Italian engineer designed the gardens for the owner of the estate at the time, Joan Desvalls, the Marquis of Llupià and Alfarràs.
In other words, even now, despite the passage of so many years, the place still looks deeply grounded in history and it’s quite the fairy tale scene.Continue Reading…
Montserrat: Guided Tour vs Independent TravelJanuary 30, 2019
Ready for a day trip to the wonderful Montserrat? Torn between a guided tour and independent travel? We’ll help you decide in no time and we’ll provide all the information you need to get there and enjoy a beautiful day in the mountains!
First of all, let’s get this out of the way: what is Montserrat?
Montserrat is a mountain range situated about 30 km away from Barcelona, which is the home of the Montserrat Monastery. The rock formations on these mountains have quite a distinct look, and the trip to the Monastery offers some amazing views.
The Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey is the home of the famous Virgin of Montserrat statue, depicting the patron saint of Catalunya. There is an interesting story behind the discovery of this statue and the construction of the monastery. You can read more about it here.
How to get there? Montserrat Guided tour vs Independent TravelContinue Reading…
Barcelona for free: 10 best spots to see, no ticket neededJanuary 15, 2019
Travelling on a low budget? Don’t get discouraged! Barcelona has many beautiful attractions that you can visit free of charge. If money is holding you back from visiting this wonderful city, get ready for the trip. We have explored and come up with a list of 10 amazing spots to see and to get a taste of Barcelona, no ticket needed.
So get ready for your getaway and let’s see how you can best explore the city:
1. Boqueria Market
This market is located right in the heart of Barcelona and it boasts a colorful selection of (tropical) fruit all year round. It’s a top photography spot! Fresh fruit and juice in all the different colors, freshly-caught fish and oysters, chilly peppers and spices, as well as restaurants that offer a variety of dishes: from local tapas rich in fish and sea-fruit, to vegetarian and vegan dishes (falafel, burritos etc.).
This is also the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and a drink, if you are on a low budget. Here is a list of prices to give you an idea of how expensive food is:
- Fresh juice 1-1.5 euros
- Fresh fruit in plastic cup 1.5-2.5 euros
- Chicken, cheese or spinach pie 3 euros
- Meat or vegetarian burrito 4 euros
- Calamari 5 euros
- Vegan falafel 5 euros
Address: La Rambla, 89, 91, 08002 Barcelona, Spain ; closest metro stop : Liceu (L3).
2. The Gothic quarter
Take a walk through the picturesque Gothic quarter, where you can find hidden gems on the narrow streets of Barcelona. This neighborhood is known for its creative, artsy shops and ateliers, and it’s the home of Barcelona Cathedral.Continue Reading…