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!
I feel privileged to get to discover the hidden gems of the world – the truly hidden ones. The only thing that makes it better is sharing them with you. Of course, hidden gems don’t come around in every trip but then they do, I get the best feeling!
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.
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.
I’m sure by now you already know I love Spain. Yes, I can’t deny! The more I travel the more I like it — you could say I’m addicted to it! This is why I have moved to Madrid, one of the most open and welcoming cities I have ever been to. It’s funny, I…
Every once in a while I like to find a good spot away from the city where to relax. We found this pretty little hotel in Palencia, a remote location north-west of Madrid.
Cortijo Fain and Villas enjoys a perfect location, perched up in the gentle hills of Arcos, barely an hour drive from both Sevilla and Cadiz. After visiting Malaga, Granada, The Alhambra, Cordoba and Sevilla, we wanted to live a truly Spanish experience. There is no better way of doing that than in a 300-years old Andalusian farmhouse!
Peñiscola is such a stunning place I am not surprised that the Game of Thrones producers chose it for so many shots for the show. You might know it as the city of Mereen!
Being a small town, Zaragoza never ends surprising me. The Aljaferia is my latest finding – a castle that hosted kings both from Spain´s Moorish and Catholic times.
This friendly city has vestiges of the Roman, Moorish, Jewish and Christian communities, and some ‘Zaragozanos’ will tell you it’s the best place for tapas!