The streetcars and hills of Libson are filled with great character, and the old castles and monasteries make for great sights, but if you go nowhere else in Lisbon – you will not regret a trip to my favourite bookstore.
Though less visited than its Catalonian counterpart of Barcelona, Madrid, Spain’s magical capital, is still a must-see on every Spanish itinerary. But when I first began planning my trip to Spain this past summer, I was skeptical about how I’d spend my time there.
The sheer number of tourists to Barcelona on a yearly basis is enough to make the crowd-fearing traveller want to visit literally anywhere else in Spain. And while there is certainly much more to Spain than the Catalan capital, Barcelona’s architectural uniqueness, accessible beaches, and cultural vibrancy make it a must-visit European city.
It’s no secret that Spain as a whole is famous for its tapas, but it’s also no secret that not EVERY tapas place is as tasty or well-priced as the next.
Lisbon, Portugal is a city of hills. Buildings perch on slopes, and funicular trams transport the hill-weary up the steep cobblestone alleys. Naturally, in a coastal city built on hills, there are many amazing views, and the more you ascend, the better the view.
Once considered the most dangerous hike in the world, the Caminito del Rey (a.k.a the “King’s Path”) originated as a path for miners in the El Chorro gorge, which is an hour outside of the city of Malaga.
Some music journalists claim that American music festivals could really learn a thing or two from Primavera. Others say that Primavera is the second version of the UK’s infamous Glastonbury.
“Quand un étranger vient dans ch’Nord, il brait deux fois, quand il arrive et quand il repart.” – Ch’ti Proverb
Continuing from Part 1 of my recommended itinerary for London, here’s what you should plan on doing for the second half of your trip.
Iceland Airwaves was such a fond memory that I’m still having dreams about it almost two weeks later. I’m not sure why I even had the semblance of a thought that it’d be anything less than amazing – it’s Iceland, for crying out loud.