Andalusia in southern Spain is one of the most popular regions in the country. With its beautiful beaches, Sierra Nevada mountains, endless parties and mix of big cities and small towns, it’s easy to see why so many people go there. One town that is a little more famous than others is Ronda. With its bridge and spectacular gorge, it’s easy to see why Ronda is on so many people’s travel list. Located close to the city of Malaga, there are several ways to visit Ronda. Reading this guide on what to see and how to get there.
When I was travelling through South America, part of my plan included visiting Paraguay. For me it was a no brainer. It was on my route, so why wouldn’t I visit a new country? However, it wasn’t until I arrived that I found out it’s not a popular country among other travellers. Most miss it due to either visa issues or they simply don’t think there’s much to see. Having enjoyed the time I spent in the country, I can tell you this definitely isn’t the case. So, here you will find five reasons you should visit Paraguay.
Looking for street art is a popular activity when exploring a new city. There are many incredible examples throughout the world, including the famous Batman Alley in Sao Paulo’s trendy Vila Madalena neighbourhood, the Berlin Wall or any of UK street artist Banksy’s world-renowned works. However, one place that may not be as well-known for its street art is Santander.
The northern Spanish city is usually visited for its beautiful beaches or exploring the nearby Picos de Europa mountain range. Throughout the city you’ll find many examples of amazing street art, the most famous of which is by local artist Okuda San Miguel. Okuda has a very unique style, using colourful geometric patterns. Now based in Madrid, examples of his work can be found the world over. Not least within the community of Cantabria and the surrounding area. In Llanes, Asturias, there is a spectacular skate park covered with Okuda’s designs. What makes the park even cooler is that it’s located within a 100-year-old church. The church of Santa Barbara was abandoned for many years and in a state of neglect. Thanks to some fundraising the church was saved and turned into the incredible attraction it is today.
If you want to see more of this type of art then exploring Santander is ideal. For the most effective way to experience the best the city has to offer, follow the guided tour on my new site here.
Cordoba is a city I’ve been wanting to see for a long time. I passed through Andalusia on my first visit to Spain but, while I saw the main cities of Malaga, Sevilla and Granada, I never made it to Cordoba. Recently I had an opportunity to rectify this on a return to southern Spain and ensured a visit to the city was a top priority.
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South Africa’s Garden Route offers some great scenery with the chance to see it at your own pace. Whether travelling by public transport, the South Africa backpackers’ favourite Bazbus or in a rental car, you can pick and choose your stops whilst deciding how long to spend in each town along the way. Starting from Mossel Bay (around four and a half hours from Cape Town) to Tsitsikamma, the Garden Route has something for everyone. Continue reading “The best of the Garden Route”
When I travelled to Africa last year the one thing I desperately wanted to see was the wildlife. So much so that the only real planning I did was to Google search ‘best places to see lions in southern Africa’. In my three months in and around South Africa I visited several national parks, including four incredible safari experiences. Continue reading “African Safaris: The search for the Big Five (and why leopards don’t exist)”
You can’t get much further south than Ushuaia. Situated at the bottom of South America in the region of Tierra del Fuego, the very south of Patagonia, it’s the last port of call before heading to the South Pole. However, visiting Ushuaia is not just for those dreaming of following in the footsteps of Scott and Amundsen, as there’s more to the town than just a final calling point before travelling to Antarctica. Continue reading “Visiting Ushuaia: the end of Patagonia and gateway to Antarctica”
One of the most popular destinations in Patagonia is the Perito Moreno Glacier. Located in the south-west of the region, it’s one of the most popular attractions in Patagonia, and for good reason. Perito Moreno Glacier is both impressive and stunning to look at, either from a distance or up close. It’s over 5km at its widest point and an incredible 30km in length. The glacier is actually growing too. Unlike the majority of glaciers around the world, Perito Moreno is still advancing. Continue reading “How to see Perito Moreno Glacier”
I always like to try new things when I travel and surfing was high up on my list of things to do. The first time was in Australia in the Town of 1770, pretty much the smallest place I’ve ever been. They offer the cheapest 3-hour surf class in Australia, but because of that they regularly have upwards of 15 people trying to surf. In a group that big it’s difficult to get into any kind of rhythm or receive any help from the instructor. Having said that I’ve never had so much fun doing something I was so bad at. I was eager to give it another go and on my recent trip to southern Africa I got my second chance. Continue reading “How not to surf”