Travel without expectations is pretty much a rule I live by. Not studying any guidebooks nor researching are my personal extension to this rule. When we traveled to Cantabria and stayed at Molino Tejada, we had no idea a place like Orbaneja del Castillo even existed!
Spain is many things: beach, bullfighting, and flamenco. What many tourists are unaware of is the rich heritage of northern Spain. Asturias in particular. We were looking for a weekend getaway somewhere we hadn’t been before. Oviedo, we thought, had the raw nature and mystique we live for.
Our first trip of 2018 was to Oviedo, a small mining city in Asturias, our new favourite destination in Spain. Cities in Northern Spain have a different vibe. Elegant, ancient, Oviedo has the best tapas we have tried and its rocky streets lead to wild nature.
The aura of Valencia will make you forget all your worries while preparing you to relax. I loved Valencia for its architecture and Mediterranean vibe, but now I love it for its coastal mild winter weather too. Even in countries like Spain, winter brings snow and heavy coats. Valencia is an oasis of warmth and peace where flowers shine colourful all year-round.
Whereas I dedicated a blog post to Mallorca as an island, now I want to talk to you about Palma de Mallorca,an incredibly beautiful little town where you will most certainly land.
As it gets colder in Madrid, I took my boyfriend to Mallorca for his birthday! We had never been there before and we like to be surprised so we didn’t do much research and just flew there!
Needless to say, we were MIND. BLOWN.
Toledo is a small, UNESCO heritage site near Madrid. It can be seen in one day but I would strongly recommend spending at least 1 night there. Keep reading and you will understand why.
One of its most beautiful places is the monument to King Alfonso I “El Batallador”, who reconquered the City of Zaragoza from Arabic ruling in the year 1118. It is at the top of the hill, offering stunning views of Zaragoza. I recommend going there at sunset.
If you are in Spain, a visit to Seville is mandatory. Andalucia has a special flavour but Seville is, no doubt, the epitome of Spanish elegance, colourful sights and beauty. I’m not surprised it’s one of Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice for 2017.