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How To Live Slowly In Spain?

How To Live Slowly In Spain?

Sep 3, 2014

If you want experience the slow kind of lifestyle which runs until late, Spain is the best place for you. Most of travelers might get frustrated at the seemingly slow pace of life and limited store hours. But in a Spanish (even Italian) perspective, moving slowly in life, eat well, enjoy oneself and relaxing all day long, is what life is all about. This is why the country has so much character. Spain is a dynamic, interesting and obviously a beautiful country. I love Madrid and Barcelona for its energies, and Granada with the touch of Moorish. Cost of Accommodation When compared to any other Western European countries, Spain has pretty cheap of accommodation. I paid about USD12 per night for a dorm bed in a hostel. This rate, however, can go quite high in major cities like Madrid and Barcelona, depending on the locations. If you’re looking for a private room in a hostel, the rate starts at about USD45 per night for a double room. As for the budget hotels, the rate usually start at the same price as the private double room of a hostel and it can go up from there. In smaller towns, accommodation can be found for lesser rates. (image by : Serge Babineau ) Cost of Food Sandwiches and tapas can be found for cheaper prices at about USD4-USD8. A meal complete with wine included will cost you around USD12-USD14. As for a decent restaurant, a nice meal will set you back about USD15 per serving. Other than that, I’ve tried going out for drinks, appetizers, Paella etc., then standard about USD25 per meal is what you should be expecting to pay. Spain has a lot of expensive meals and restaurants where they usually begin at USD30, with a beverage. McDonalds and Maoz usually cost at about USD7. If you’re planning to cook, cost of groceries shopping will be at about USD35 per week, especially if you stick to local markets around Spain. Cost of Transportation and Activities For each trip of bus and city cetro lines, it will cost USD2-USD3. High speed trains had cost me around USD60-USD15O, depending on the popularity and distance of the...

Top 7 Tourist Attractions in Spain

Top 7 Tourist Attractions in Spain

Nov 29, 2013

Tourism is among the best performing industries in Spain. Spain is found in Europe and Africa. It is among the best travel destinations because of the wide range of tourist destinations as well as its geographical position. Spain has a great history of historical places which become target destinations for tourists from both within the country and outside the country. Some of the destinations include: The Canary Islands   These islands which are seven in number are a very popular destination to tourists. They include; Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote, El Hierro, Fuerventura and Tenerife. These islands have great scenaries that are amazing to see, for instace the Gran Canaria Canary islands have numerous beaches, crystal clear waters and various water sports which makes the place look like paradise.(image by Bob). The Madrid City The Madrid city is the capital city of Spain. It is also a great tourist because of the very many activities done there; for instance, the game of bullfighting is an event that is very popular and attended by many tourists from within and outside. The great dancing event known as flamenco dancing is also a great attraction. Another attraction is the royal palaces, where people come to view the history of Spanish early governments. Besides these there are other attractions which include, The Prado Museum, The Archeological Museum, Plaza Mayor, amongst others. Apart from the Madrid city there are other many cities which have prominent tourist destinations. Some of them include Barcelona, Bilboa, and Cordoba, Valencia amongst others. Western Water Park This tourist destination is located in Calvia town in Mallorca. It has a variety of steep slides, wild water rides and flumes. Apart from the amazing water rides, there are also sections for adults and for kids. If you feel like being entertained while still inside, there are acrobats who are acting inside. It is such a great place. Mallorca Museums They are among the most reputable museums in Spain. They are found in the Mallorca islands which were ruled by different civilizations over the centuries. In these museums you will find different objects and relics of the different civilizations. There are many historical buildings such...

7 Best Cruise Destinations in Europe

7 Best Cruise Destinations in Europe

Jan 21, 2013

Europe is a fantastic destination for your cruise vacation. Whether you are drawn to idyllic Mediterranean and Greek isles, the widely told holy land, Russia, sparkling Scandinavia or the grandeur of the British Isles, you will enjoy to the fullest. Action parked European cruises are a great way to explore this stunning part of the earth. Below are 7 best cruise destinations in Europe. 1. Barcelona   This is the largest city in Spain and capital of Catalonia. Being located on the Spanish mainland the weather is slightly warmer than the islands in Spain. It is a busy city with a relaxed atmosphere suitable for all. Small bars, coffee shops, busy town centers and awesome shopping are the order of the day; accompanied by glorious palm lined beaches. The city is clean with friendly locals who make you feel at home. One of the major attractions is the cities football stadium that is well known throughout the world.(image by Herman Chondro). 2. Palma This is a port of the most popular Spanish island of Majorca. The island is a popular destination for European cruisers. The port itself is located on the south west of this island and you will enjoy the vacation. Almost half of the total population of Majorca lives in Palma and so it is worthy traveling to the other side of the island to experience the quietness. 3. Rome Rome is a great place for European cruise and you have to experience it to believe. It is loaded with some of the world’s known architecture and monuments. The Colosseum is just but one of Rome’s best landmarks that you cannot afford to miss. Rome is the capital of Italy and the largest city. Its unbelievably gorgeous architecture is everywhere. Explore as much as you can as soon as the ship hits the port. 4. Naples Being far south than Rome, the weather is slightly warmer and as winter approaches you can note the difference. Naples is well known for its awesome history, culture and arts. The area is steeped in old but lovely architecture and historic landmarks. Eating here is an experience like no other. You can have freshly made sea...

5 Best Places To Visit In Barcelona

5 Best Places To Visit In Barcelona

Mar 15, 2012

Barcelona is a top visited country in the world, it is known for its impressive architectures, the traditional markets and the religious symbolism present in the entire city continues to draw thousands of spectators from all over the world yearly. This country offers so many potential places that people can visit which makes it hard for some people to choose which areas should they visit with the short time that they have. Here is a list of some of the best places to visit in Barcelona; here are the key areas that tourists should not fail to explore. 1. La Sagrada, Familia This remains to be on top of the world’s best destinations, thousands visit Barcelona just to see the expiatory church. (image by Eduardo Arostegui). This was a project of a diocesan Architect named Franciso de Paula Del Villar from the year 1828 to 1926. In the year of 1883 Gaudi was tasked to carry on the work of the church, he finished it until his death in 1926. This structure is located in the center of Barcelona; it is a sign of the prestige of the city as well as the entire country. It was built with the help of donations, it was made through the efforts of the people and it reflected them. The building is still under construction, the architects and designers are striving hard to perfect this structure. Visitors can check the museum that is part of the church; it contains some of the best artworks in Barcelona. Tourists will surely enjoy looking at the drawings, liturgical furniture and models, as well as restored relics. 2. La Rambla This is perfect for tourists who want to walk and experience the romantic side of Barcelona; the La Rambla is a wide boulevard that contains some of the best places in the city. People walking would be able to see the place de Catalunya as well as the Columbus monument and the waterfront of the city. This place is often crowded and contains picturesque flower stalls and street artists; it is interesting to know that the fountain that can be seen in the city has existed since the 19th century. In...