Hipmunk City Love: Iconic Barcelona

Barcelona has been bewitching travellers for centuries. It may be in Spain, but it’s the capital of the fiercly independent region of Catalonia. Much like the Basques in northern Spain, if the Catalans had their way, Catalonia would be an independent nation! This proud culture makes Barcelona so different to the rest of Spain, although many tourists fail to notice the subtle yet powerful differences … Continue reading Hipmunk City Love: Iconic Barcelona

One Perfect Day in Madrid

No trip to Spain is complete without visiting the vibrant capital of Madrid. Contributing its own unique flavor to the cultural amalgam of modern day Spain, Madrid’s colorful personality abounds with rich history, picturesque sights and exceptional gastronomy. Though Madrid deserves at least a few days of exploring, here’s how to make the most of it in 24 hours! Continue reading One Perfect Day in Madrid

Malaga, Spain: Culture on the Costa del Sol

When I’m not travelling or planning my next trip, I’m indulging in wanderlust. If I’m not researching places on the Internet or trawling travel blogs I probably have my nose in a book by travel writers from all walks of life. I just can’t get enough! I’ve decided to indulge a little further and write the occasional post about the places that are taking up … Continue reading Malaga, Spain: Culture on the Costa del Sol

Crazy beautiful flamenco in Barcelona

Flamenco is not for the faint hearted. The dancers are extremely passionate, talented and telling a story all at once. We drove up to Port Olimpic for dinner and a flamenco show. Their heavy, traditional costumes didn’t stop them from dancing so hard I thought they were going to stomp holes in the stage but their faces fierce with concentration and beaded with sweat betrayed … Continue reading Crazy beautiful flamenco in Barcelona