I Spy a Tom in Úbeda (Take 2)

A few weeks ago, Tom came to visit me…again! We thought that coming out to Spain once was an achievement so twice was a bonus. Úbeda’s not exactly the easiest place to get to, as it’s nowhere near an airport. Last time we fit in as much sightseeing as possible, so Tom had already seen… Continue reading I Spy a Tom in Úbeda (Take 2)

Segovia and Strasbourg

  The final ‘puente’ weekend was coming up at the start of May and I was headed to Segovia! If you don’t know already, ‘puente’ is the Spanish word for ‘bridge’, but in this case, it simply means a long weekend. This weekend, I had five days off work from Friday to Tuesday. Woo! I… Continue reading Segovia and Strasbourg

Semana Santa (Part 1)

After a long term, I was ready for a holiday. I had more time than usual, so it was time to push the boat out and head North. Beth lives in Zaragoza (the 5th largest city in Spain did ya know?) and Katie and I were going to visit her for a long weekend before… Continue reading Semana Santa (Part 1)

Semana Santa (Part 2)

Holy Week in Spain is probably the most important week of the year. Each province celebrates differently, but everyone I’ve spoken to has been telling me for months that the best place to experience ‘Semana Santa’ is in Andalusia, where there are countless processions, parties and religious ceremonies. Admittedly they’re all from Andalusia, so there’s… Continue reading Semana Santa (Part 2)

Mercado De San Nicasio

Last weekend the Mercado de San Nicasio took place in Úbeda; a food market with approximately thirty stands of food, drinks and olive oil tasting. As a foodie, this was the most exciting thing to happen in Úbeda for a while and I wasn’t going to miss it. Not only that, the market was being… Continue reading Mercado De San Nicasio

The Alhambra

The Alhambra is a huge palace and fortress located in Granada. After living in Andalucía for six months, I went for the first time last weekend. On entering the palace gates, I was finally able to see the magic for myself. The ticket I bought, which is for general entry, allows you to enter the… Continue reading The Alhambra