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Photo Story #4: The oceans and the Mediterranean

Photo Story #4: The oceans and the Mediterranean

In my Photo Story series, I focus on a particular picture and tell you the story behind it rather than writing about a destination. It has been a hectic day until this point. I woke up early at my hostel in Girona, walked over to the bus station to catch a bus to Empuriabrava. Wondered around if I needed to buy a ticket somewhere since people seemed to be showing something to other bus drivers rather than giving them money – but I didn’t see a ticket office anywhere. Then, a couple hours later, I got off the bus (I could […]

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Photo Story #3: Cal Mestre

Photo Story #3: Cal Mestre

In my Photo Story series, I focus on a particular picture and tell you the story behind it rather than writing about a destination. Sure, Cal Mestre Hostal looks beautiful by itself – set among the winding cobblestone streets of Vilallonga de Ter, a small medieval village tucked away deep in the Pyrenees mountains of northern Spain. But getting there and securing ourselves a place to sleep for the night proved anything but ordinary and once again reminded me how comical traveling could be when you don’t know the local language. A year ago, while attending a travel blogger conference in Spain, […]

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Case of the Mondays #32: Plaça d’Espanya

Case of the Mondays #32: Plaça d'Espanya

Ah, it’s another Monday. The dreaded start of another week. Work has you down? The email inbox has exploded over the weekend? Fret not! Another installment of Case of the Mondays is here to help you deal with it. Or at least distract your mind from all that as you scroll through and enjoy a big panoramic image of an awesome place. Just click on the image below to open up the full version (give it some time to load) and use your arrow keys to move around and see all the details. Then click anywhere or hit Esc to close it. That’s it for […]

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Case of the Mondays #29: Cadaques

Case of the Mondays #29: Cadaques

Ah, it’s another Monday. The dreaded start of another week. Work has you down? The email inbox has exploded over the weekend? The to-do list is growing faster than you can cross things out? The weather is getting colder? Or not getting colder fast enough if you are down south? Fret not! Another installment of Case of the Mondays is here to help you deal with it. Or at least distract your mind from all that as you scroll through and enjoy a big panoramic image of an awesome place. Just click on the image below to open up the full version (give it […]

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Barcelona Airport Tower Tour

Barcelona Airport Tower Tour

Oh, Barcelona. The city of contrasts. The second largest in Spain and the capital of Catalunya. Las Ramblas. Plaza Espana. Gaudi. Beaches. People. And the most exciting part? The airport, of course! Well, maybe not so much, but after doing almost all of the above last year and then again with my parents, I remembered listening to Jesus on Airplane Geeks podcast talking about air traffic control and flying in Spain. And he was a controller at Barcelona airport. So, I shot a quick email to Max to see if they can put me in touch with Jesus for a […]

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Case of the Mondays #22: Barcelona Airport

Case of the Mondays #22: Barcelona Airport

Today’s Case of the Mondays post is a bit different. As usual, you still get an amazing panoramic view of a beautiful place to take your mind of whatever is making you go crazy today. And it combines the sea and the mountains in one shot. But beyond that, it also has airplanes! Yey, right?! Aviation geeks rejoice! I give you a panoramic view of Barcelona El Prat airport during its early afternoon departure “rush”. Note that it is a bit larger than the usual panoramas I post (2.6MB) so it might take just slightly longer to load after you […]

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Madrid or Barcelona

Madrid or Barcelona

There are numerous struggles in this world. Chocolate or vanilla, deep dish or thin crust, Yankees or Red Sox are just a few among many. Similarly, when it comes to travel, a lot of debate ensues when comparing certain city pairs. Rio or San Paulo, Paris or London, New York or Chicago, Sydney or Melbourne, LA or San Fran, Tulsa or Oklahoma City… Ok, maybe not the last one, but Madrid vs Barcelona debate is certainly a popular one among the people that are planning on visiting Spain or have already done so. Either way, it always seems to be one or the […]

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Beautiful and Treacherous Cap de Creus, part 2

Beautiful and Treacherous Cap de Creus, part 2

I have really enjoyed my day so far. I got to sleep in, then spent a few hours on the first portion of the hike in Cap de Creus national park taking in marvelous scenery and enjoying the sunny weather. It is now about 3:45 in the afternoon and I have almost made it to Cadaqués on the other end of the hike. The earliest bus going back to Empuriabrava is at 6:15 so I am thinking about slowing down a bit – after all, what am I going to do in Cadaqués for an hour if I get there early? Or […]

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Beautiful and Treacherous Cap de Creus, part 1

Beautiful and Treacherous Cap de Creus, part 1

Today, the alarm is waking me up at ungodly 7am. You may wonder why that is a big deal for me, especially on a weekday. You see, since I have started traveling over a year ago, I almost never wake up that early, especially with an alarm – only if I have an early flight/train/bus to catch. I know that was not the case so I stare at my phone for a second trying to figure out why this thing is hating me this morning. Then I realize that the plan for the day calls for some hiking and the […]

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Case of the Mondays #2: Punta de la Ferrera

Case of the Mondays #2: Punta de la Ferrera

Another tough start of the week? Or could just use a few seconds relaxing while looking at a pretty picture? The second installment of the Case of the Mondays series is here! Just click on the picture below to expand it and fill your screen with an astonishing view of Costa Brava – Spain’s north eastern rugged shore along the Mediterranean: I took this picture while hiking through the Cap de Creus national park between Roses and Cadaques. As you can tell, it was quite a scenic hike and I will publish more pictures soon. Stay tuned! And if you […]

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