Barcelona – photoblog

Despite being December there was a bright blue sky in Barca making this unique city particularly photogenic with its elaborate arty buildings. I say unique because Barcelona offers a bit of everything, coastal relaxation and watersports, culture, , designer shopping, art and of course tapas. Goudi architecture against a bright blue sky doesn’t get any better, […]

The nearly A- Z of Seville.

Seville is an all year round city designed for the long weekend or mid week break. With temperatures a good 5 – 9 degrees warmer than England in December, it offers a welcome slice of sunshine from cold winters in the UK. Please feel free to add suggestions, especially for the letters that are missed.   Alcazar Palace. […]

What is your travel treat?

What is your treat? Before you can answer that question you need to define ‘treat’. What is a treat? One man’s poison is another man’s treat. What might be a treat for me on one day might not be so far up the list the next. A treat might be a cup of instant coffee after a […]

Three day itinerary for Seville.

This itinerary assumes you are staying in central Seville such as the old city (Santa Cruz neighbourhood) and that you are happy to walk. Head west to the outskirts of the tourist map to see what is left of the old city wall, there are orange trees and tapas bars in the area if you […]

Seven top tips when visiting Seville

 You don’t need a car in Seville, a taxi from the airport is about 30 Euro. Stay in the old city in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, central to most attractions. Book tickets for Alcazar Palace before you travel as queues are long. Book flamenco during the day for an evening performance, they sell out quickly. Wear comfortable […]

Casa Del Poeta – A luxe stay in Seville.

Walking along the cobbled lanes we found Carlos Alonso Chaperro an unassuming alleyway which led to a huge chocolate coloured door that once entered you could be forgiven for thinking you are in paradise. The thrum of the Seville streets is gone as you step into a baroque style Moorish influenced house with a tinkling […]