Barcelona is a vibrant Spanish city filled with culture. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, there’s plenty to see and do. In fact, there’s simply too much to fit into one article. With the help of Nestpick, a search aggregator for mid to long-term rentals, we have put together a round-up of the top attractions . Don’t forget to check out their site if you are thinking of moving to the Catalan capital! We have loads of information, whether you plan to move to the city or just visit Barcelona.
As you know, we have been living in Spain for a few years, and during that time we have done our fair share of driving. I remember when we first arrived and trying to figure out the rules of the road. Coming from the United States, there were plenty of things that were familiar, but many others that just made us wonder, or look up the answer on the internet. We have welcomed several visitors to Spain and it has been fun driving around with them. It is fun hearing their thoughts on driving in Spain as well the meaning of road signs or street markings. Did you know we have a Zebra, Giraffe and Jellyfish crossing? What about the Poo Stop or Ninja’s on the loose?
When traveling to a big destination hot spot like Madrid, Spain, it’s best to have a plan to enjoy and maximize your time as there is so much to see. We have visited Madrid a few times and each visit has been just a couple of nights as we are passing through. You can easily get lost in a big city like Madrid, so try to plan things out via the public transportation. Here are a few things to do in Madrid with kids that we’ve enjoyed and would like to share with you.
I don’t know why, but it seems for the past few weeks many of you want to know more about renting a car in Spain. I find it odd, as the high tourist season is over, but we are happy to respond and do our best to answer your questions. Of course each person asks a slightly different question, but all relating to a rental car in Spain. Of course when things like this happen, what do we do? We compile all of our info into a post and share it on the blog, this way we have an easy link to point people to in the future.
When the gift giving season is upon us, sometimes it can be a challenge to find that perfect gift for your special someone who already has everything. This is when you really need to dig deep and try to figure out what type of give will be meaningful and not just something to clutter their home. That’s when you remember, they are travel lovers and are especially a fan of Spain! Let’s give them gifts of Spain.
When we first moved to Spain, Lars was in the 5th Grade. We knew at his age it would be a little more challenging to learn Spanish and pick up the other subjects in class. The one place we were certain, he would excel immediately was in Math. We figured math would be the same no matter where you are in the world. You take some numbers and add, subtract, multiply and divide. How could it be any different? Well, we were in for a big surprise when it came to math, especially Long Division in Spain!
Looking for what to do with just one day in Córdoba Spain? There are times when you just want to get away from the normal routine. A week-long vacation may be out of the question, but there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a quick weekend trip to take in some culture. If you only have 1 day in Córdoba, don’t worry as it is just the sort of place for a great day trip, short weekend or you can also easily enjoy a full week for your vacations to Córdoba. Continue reading
We ventured to Mar Menor, Spain for the weekend, so we could experience the healing powers of the natural Lo Pagan mud baths! Lo Pagan Murcia is the place to go and it is easy access from many areas in Spain. It is about 3 1/2 hours from Almuñécar, 4 hours Northeast of Costa del Sol, 2 1/2 hours South of Valencia and 4 hours Southeast of Madrid.
We lived along the beautiful southern coast of Spain for nearly two years. It was in a small town named Almuñécar and we used this as our home base to explore more of Europe as well. We kept track of every expenditure along the way and have shared our cost of living in Spain with you. This page is a compilation of our expenses in Spain and how much it really cost for our family of 4 to live in Spain.