My Seville travel guide

Seville has been on my hit list for a long time.

So when Ryan Air started flying there from our local airport, I booked us a break quicker than you can say ‘make mine a cava’.

Here are my tips on how to have a wonderful weekend in the Andalusian capital.

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72 hours in Madrid

Madrid can feel a little overwhelming at times – particularly if, like most people, you’re only there for a few days. But it’s a laid-back place where you can experience a little bit of everything a Spanish city has to offer. Here are my picks of the best ways to experience Madrid like a true Madrileño.

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Eating out in Valencia

Eating in Valencia is a delight, and you can get a decent meal for two with a drink for 40 euros. Of course you can spend a lot more too, but the cheap price of wine really helps to keep the cost down.

Unlike lots of places I’ve visited where you’ve really needed a guide book to find good food, there are decent looking restaurants down almost every side street. Here are some places we enjoyed.


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Things to see and do in Valencia

When I told people I was going to Valencia, the response was often “why there?” Spain’s third city is a fantastic place for a city break: less geared towards tourists than Barcelona, it has great weather, is full of life and there’s plenty to see and do. Here are my favourite picks from our trip…

El Cabanyal and the beach/promenade

Part of Valencia’s appeal is the respite from the city provided by its beaches – miles and miles of them. Continue reading