A Short Trip Guide to Asturias: Spain’s Northern Paradise

Welcome to Asturias, one of the most, THE most beautiful region of Spain. A region where you will come face to face with stunning mountains, luscious green valleys, small vibrant ports and picture perfect beaches. Trust me when I say this, it is impossible to capture a bad photo here. For a region this small, …

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El Jefe De Jefes: The Humble Tortilla Española

'Wait, I thought this was a travel blog?!' I hear you ask yourself. Well, that it is. But since the cuisine of a place is so inextricably linked to its culture, I may as well take the liberty of justifying my culinary adventures (or misadventures for that matter) experienced during my travels, into this humble …

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Quirky things about the Spaniards (Part 1)

It goes without saying that every country has a unique culture that is influenced by many factors, like its history, location and climate. As an expat, it can be very entertaining, and at times confusing, weaving your way through it as you try to make sense of everything new. You can do your research before …

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6 things that I've learnt from the Spanish in 6 months

After moving to Spain in September 2019, here is a round-up of six Spanish values that I've learnt to incorporate in my life. Keep calm and eat your jamon Away from work, the emphasis in a Spaniard’s personal life is on slowing down and going with the flow. When hanging out with a group of …

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Exploring Lisbon in my quest for their famous Pastel de Nata

Have you ever come across a small fragment of a culture unknown to you, and the resulting interest strung you along until you eventually planned a detailed trip to the corresponding country? Well, something similar happened with me and Portugal. My origins lie in Western India, parts of which were under the Portuguese crown for …

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A Travel Guide to Galicia: Spain’s Celtic connection

Picture this: Lush green land. Rain. Beautiful coast dropping abruptly as it meets the sea, while waves crash with abandon against steep cliffs. Somewhere far away you hear bagpipes. What comes to the mind? You would be forgiven to think that you are somewhere in the Scottish highlands. But you need to shift your focus …

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The beautiful melody that is Sevilla

Sevilla (Seville) presents itself as a beautiful flamenco dancer, gracefully twirling to the rhythm of a guitar- the ruffles of her skirt flowing elegantly with each move. Sevilla lingers in one's memory as a refreshing cirtus scent of orange blossom that permeates through the lanes of its old city. Sevilla is a fine Andalusian horse …

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Capturing the essence of Ciutat Vella, Barcelona

Exploring Ciutat Vella, the oldest district of Barcelona and wandering through its different neighbourhoods was an experience that really helped me get a feel of the urban culture of this bustling Catalan city. Ciutat Vella comprises of four neighbourhoods: La Barceloneta, El Raval, El Gòtic and Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera. It also has …

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