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Barcelona’s Best Neighbourhoods for Going Local

Barcelona’s Best Neighbourhoods for Going Local

Barcelona‘s best neighbourhoods for going local are an easy amble from the touristy city centre. Once you’ve seen the sights, leave the Ciutat Vella (Old Town) and Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) and make a beeline for one of these lively local quarters to absorb the rhythm of everyday life....
Ways of Seeing Barcelona

Ways of Seeing Barcelona

Ways of seeing Barcelona? Let’s count. By foot, bike, rollerblades, skateboard, segway, bus, guided tour, private tour, self-guided tour… we’ve seen it all in the two weeks we’ve been here. We decided to test a few out. Most visitors to Spain‘s Catalan capital Barcelona aren’t content with kicking...
Barcelona Street Art, Shutter Art and Garage Door Graffiti

Barcelona Street Art, Shutter Art and Garage Door Graffiti

Barcelona street art, shutter art and garage door graffiti abounds in the capital of Catalunya. While you can check it out on a self guided stroll through the Barrio Gótico or Gothic Quarter, these days there are an array of other ways for you to enjoy this...
Barcelona’s Charming Old Shop Fronts

Barcelona’s Charming Old Shop Fronts

In Barcelona, like Rome and Paris, the antique façades of the shops and cafés are just as easy on the eye as the goodies inside. These are some of my favourites that I’ve spotted over the last 10 days. They’re in El Born and the...
A Stroll Around Jerez

A Stroll Around Jerez

Boasting a lovely old centre that is largely pedestrianised, cobblestoned lanes lined with fragrant orange trees, and countless plazas boasting fountains, sculptures and alfresco cafés, Jerez is a real treat to explore on foot. Here’s a stroll around Jerez for you to do. We recommend...
An Essaouira Walking Tour

An Essaouira Walking Tour

Ambling the labyrinthine lanes and ramshackle alleys of the old medina, kicking back at the fishing port to watch the daily catch come in, strolling the lively Corniche, and walking along the sandy beach, are some of the delights of taking a saunter around Essaouira, a...
Our Weekend Escape to Whitewashed Essaouira

Our Weekend Escape to Whitewashed Essaouira

With its whitewashed buildings with blue shutters, colossal seagulls, and cobalt blue skies, Morocco‘s walled town of Essaouira, also known as Mogador, is an easy weekend escape from Marrakech. Our Weekend Escape to Whitewashed Essaouira A few hours drive away, on the Atlantic coast, a...
The Rhythm of Daily Life and Rue Bab Doukkala

The Rhythm of Daily Life and Rue Bab Doukkala

A teenage Moroccan girl in her school uniform of white shirt, navy blue tunic, backpack, and ponytail artfully carries several trays of flat rounds of dough covered in checked tea towels. A little boy scoots by her, his backpack slung over his shoulder, a tray...
A Slice of Local Life in Marrakech Medina

A Slice of Local Life in Marrakech Medina

Absorbing a slice of local life in Marrakech medina to gain more insight into how Moroccans live their lives is why we’re spending so much time here. We want to inspire other travellers to spend more time exploring local neighbourhoods and learning more about the everyday...
Everyday Exploring: London

Everyday Exploring: London

Exploring laidback neighbourhoods, getting an insight into the everyday life of the locals, and really getting a feel for the rhythm of a place can be as satisfying as seeing a city’s major sights. Hanging out in ordinary ‘hoods might not suit every traveller, especially...