The Political Geography of Spain Many people get confused by the geography of Spain. What is an autonomous community? What is a province? Is the “Costa del Sol” either? How about comarcas. What are those? I’m writing this because I get these types of questions all the time from Lissette. We’re living in Nerja. Nerja […]
The Best Moorish Sites in Spain
The Best Moorish Sites in Spain Some of the most impressive highlights of Spain include fortresses and mosques built by the Islamic Empires (known collectively as the Moors) that ruled much of Spain from the 8th to 15th centuries*. The most famous sites are located in Andalusia, in Southern Spain, where the Moors had the strongest foothold […]
Which to Visit: Barcelona or Madrid?
Barcelona or Madrid? The easy answer is that you should visit both. But that’s no fun. The question is, if you have to choose, which of these cities should you visit? I have my opinion which I’ll tell you further below. But no matter what your opinion is, one thing that is definite is that […]
How to plan a Trip to Spain
How to plan a Trip to Spain We sometimes get emails from people asking us basic questions like “what is public transport like in Spain?” “How do I book the bus/train?”, “How do I book a hotel and how much will it cost?”. We thought we’d cover all those basics here. We also thought we’d […]
Seeing the highlights of Seville- and saving money!
Seeing the highlights of Seville- and saving money! We spent 2 months in Seville. It’s a city with some incredible sights. But sightseeing in Seville isn’t cheap. This post covers the highlights of Seville in order of priority. It also includes tips on how to save money. Very important: I’ve included the official websites of […]
A Travel Agent’s guide to the Best of Spain
Our friend Anne has been a travel agent specializing in travel to Spain for the last 21 years. The first 7 of those 21 years she travelled between her native Holland and Spain for travel. The last 14 years she’s actually lived in Spain, exploring the country from top to bottom. We decided to […]