El Gordo: The Spanish Christmas Lottery

Once December hits the city of Madrid is flooded with Christmas tradition, and El Gordo is one of them! This is a tradition that goes beyond a simple lottery, it’s the second longest continuously running lottery in the world and…

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10 Tips to Survive your First Stay at a Hostel

Hotels are a staple in backpacking culture. They’re cheap (usually), they’re often centrally located and they’re a great resource for meeting new people during your travels! Of course, travelling can’t always be picture perfect and it’s important to be as…

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Toledo

10 Things to Do in Toledo: The City of Three Cultures

Toledo is the true ambassador of medieval globalisation. It was a city which housed otherwise three conflicting religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism. The mixture of those created something unique, a place where the harmony is found in differences. This was just…

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Spanish World Heritage Sites – Al-Andalus!

A lot of people don’t realize it, but Spain was once a frontier where the powerful and rich Moorish people conquered. After defeating the Romans and taking their cities, the Arabs built an entire Empire commonly known as Al-Andalus, which…

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The Spanish Kitchen: Tortilla de Patatas

Integrating into a new culture is probably one of the most important and most fun parts of living abroad! It can be difficult to let go of your usual customs and traditions but, it can also be extremely rewarding! If…

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