Travel

Why I Think Greece Has Cursed Me

It's a country of white churches, blue seas, Grecian ruins and hearty cuisine but... it's also cursed. I'm not sure what is was but, from the moment I set foot on its shores back in July 2013, Greece wanted me out. [...]

You Don’t Know a City until You’ve Used its Public Transport

I'm a firm believer that when you travel to a new city, you've got to try the public transport. I've only ever been a budget traveller, bouncing between hostels and cheap hotels in trains, trams and buses. There's so much that a city's public transport can say about a place, its people, and the amount its government commit to infrastructure. [...]

24 Hours as a Tourist in my Own City

It's amazing the length of time you can live in a place and overlook so much of it. In my several trips and seven months of living in Seville, I've done all the classic things - I've seen Semana Santa, and the famous Feria de Abril, I've climbed the Giralda tower, caught the lift up Las Setas and strolled the gardens of the Alcazar. But there are still so many things that I always put off for another day. [...]

Why Are There So Many Australians In Europe?

Many people find it hard to believe that we have a population of barely 23 million - just half of that of Spain. From some isolated mountain camp in Nepal to a nun convent in the Amazon, everywhere you go, you're bound to meet an Aussie. We are like the Irish, but a little more nomadic - a worldwide diaspora of travelling thongs and singlet tans. [...]

Six Months, Six Defining Moments in Spain

It's hard to believe that just over six months ago I was boarding 30-hour flight for my second stint of long-term livin' la vida loca in Spain. From where I began; huddled by a bucket of hot coals in a tiny, backwater pueblo - to where I am now; living in my own apartment, (hopefully temporarily) unemployed, and battling the Spanish bureaucracy; and all the things that have happened in between. [...]

In Photos: The Hermandad de Triana Leaves for el Rocí­o

Thousands of people in the sand-covered streets, fighting over a chance to carry - or even touch - the famous, 800-year-old wood and waxed carved Virgin. Almost every town across the eight provinces of Andalusia have a rociera brotherhood, made up of those on foot, riders on horseback, and huge, ox-drawn decorated caravans. [...]

The Five Best Spots For Tapas in Seville

It's often the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spanish cuisine; bite-sized, flavoursome little pieces of food called tapas. Tapear is akin to shouting '¡guapa!' at La Virgen during Semana Santa, or riding in a horse-drawn carriage during La Feria - authentically sevillano. [...]
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