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Valencia for a Day: What to do

If you find yourself with one day to spend in Valencia like I did, there are a lot of things you can pack into you visit to this Spanish city, the home to… 424 more words

Santiago de Chile

I’ll be honest – Santiago de Chile wasn’t quite on my radar for places to visit. My trip to Chile and Argentina used Santiago as the main transport hub, so there was opportunity to spend a day or two in the city. 525 more words

Cementerio General

Bargain hunt - shopping and people watching in Villajoyosa's markets

Why go shopping in a soulless supermarket when you can buy from a Spanish mercado? They’re lively, great for people-watching and you never know when you’ll pick up a bargain. 754 more words

La Vila Joiosa

Santiago, Chile - A Day of Walking Tours

December 19th

Our journey from Los Angeles to Santiago hit a bit of a snag when our flight left Los Angeles an hour late. With the delay, came a misconnection in Peru. 1,306 more words


Ichabod....The glory will be departing from the markets of San Jose

When I was first blogging about Costa Rica and about its capital, San Jose, in particular, a blogging friend advised  me to make the most of that grubby, shambolic place while I could. 1,268 more words

Costa Rica

Valencia, the multi-faceted city

¡Hola amigos!

About two weeks ago, a friend and I went to Valencia, Spain, to practise our Spanish skills. We both study Spanish and what better way to get to know the language than fully immersing yourself in it, right?! 1,262 more words


Consider Tarragona

Do you know about Tarragona?  No, not the herb. (That’s tarragon!)  Tarragona is a city in Catalonia, on the Spanish Mediterranean, about 100 km west of Barcelona.   196 more words

Eating & Drinking