When people speak of touring Granada, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the Alhambra.
This isn’t surprising, seeing as the Alhambra is Spain’s number one tourist attraction. Millions of people flock to the city each year to revel in the beauty of the centuries old palaces and grounds. However, once your visit to the Alhambra is complete, what else is there to do in Granada? View Post
The last time I was in Madrid was December 2010, during my backpacking tour of Europe with my BFF. We arrived in the city about a week or two before Christmas, and the city was buzzing with festive spirit. Tons of tourists, lights everywhere, Christmas markets in place, and a giant tree lighting up Puerta Del Sol. The weather was chilly, but nothing our Canadian bodies couldn’t handle. View Post
In 1886, some clever Spanish engineers realized that a beautiful gorge in El Chorro would be the perfect place to create electricity by harnessing the natural rushing water. As work progressed on this project, they needed a way for workers and building supplies to travel between one side of the gorge and the other.
About 110 years ago, work was completed on El Caminito Del Rey, a steel and concrete pathway winding its way 350 feet above the fast flowing water, fulfilling its purpose, and sparking an obsession. This would eventually become one of the most dangerous hikes in the world. View Post
My friends and family are definitely the number one thing I miss back in Canada. Other than that, I’m happy to report that I’m not feeling any insane yearnings for home, with one small exception… View Post