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What to Know When Traveling in Spain

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Travel is an amazingly freeing thing to be able to do. The act of allowing your normal routine to be interrupted so that you are able to envelope yourself into a new culture is amazing. As fun as I can be however, you do not want to be the traveler that sticks out like a sore thumb as the traditional tourist. You want to attempt to blend in as much as possible and to blend in when in Spain requires a bit of knowhow. Continue Reading →

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Brits Abroad, Spain and Balearics Look Set To Continue To Be Our Most Popular Destinations


Figures released by UK parliament show that 2015 saw 13% of Britain’s tourists head to Spain and the Balearics for their holidays and AirportParking.co.uk suggest that 2016 will be no different as Brits seek sunshine, sea, sand and sangria. Continue Reading →

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Marbella: A Holiday Destination Only for the Rich and Famous – NOT!


Alone the name of this very beautiful city on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia draws pictures of lavish pool parties, magnum bottles of champagne, huge luxury yachts and exquisite five-star hotels. Anyway, Marbella is actually an amazing place to enjoy some relaxed days filled with fine food, stunning beaches and plenty of cultural impressions – even if your holiday budget is that of a regular Joe. Here are some tips for affordable hotels, things to do and places to visit in Marbella. Continue Reading →

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How to Live in Madrid on the Cheap

It’s been a while since I’ve offered up some tips on how to live in Spain on the cheap. Everything, in the last couple of weeks at least, has been predominantly about language learning. And although learning Spanish is a big focus of the site, I also started MySpanishAdventure.com to discuss how people could build a self-immersive language project for themselves.

Those intentions haven’t changed, despite having lived in Madrid  two years now and not having talked about it much (if at all) here on the blog.

That’s why I’m keen to change tact right now and delve into this in a bit more detail.

Because putting together your own Spanish-immersion project, I’d argue, works a lot more effectively when you can at least live in a Spanish-speaking country.

Where better than the capital of Spain itself? Continue Reading →

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