If you are travelling to Madrid, don’t miss out on this beautiful and ancient city nearby.
“Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of monuments.”
Known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries,
behind its walls Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues.
“This great diversity of artistic styles makes the old quarter of the capital of Castile – La Mancha a real open-air museum,
which has led to it being declared a World Heritage Site.” -http://www.spain.info/en
“Toledo (Latin: Toletum) is mentioned by the Roman historian Livy (ca. 59 BCE – 17 CE) as urbs parva, sed loco munita (“a small city, but fortified by location”).” – Wikipedia
“Toledo stands virtually in the centre of Spain. It is strategically situated on a rocky bluff dominating a gorge, and surrounded on all sides but the north by the fast-flowing Tagus.” – http://www.toledo-turismo.com/es
“Toledo thrives on tourism. In 1986 it was named a World Heritage Site. Thanks ironically in part to its easy access from Madrid, sightseers flock by day through the twisting streets visiting its national monuments, purchasing imitation swords, damascene shields, El Greco reproductions and Talavera tiles;
by night Toledo recovers its silent magic, and its brilliant past is easily evoked by shadows cast in those dimly lit laneways and by the echoing footsteps of some lonely night owl. – http://www.spainthenandnow.com/spanish-history/toledo-historical-overview
Super Clubs, strip of bars, beautiful beaches, sunsets, party people and the good vibe. It is my favourite summer destination in Europe.
Explore Dalt Vila (literally “Upper Town”), located on a little mountain by the sea, the view after an uphill walk is breath-taking.
It is famous as the party capital of Europe as summer would bring the most popular DJ’s to play in the several super clubs of the Island. I have been to some and have seen a few famous dj’s like DJ Tiesto and Hardwell, and I had been to other themed parties like Matinee in Amnesia.
I remember the first time that I came here and the expectations was high. I even brought my coolest boots only to find out that you can get into the super clubs even when you are wearing flip flops. Buses to super clubs are available until it closes and the main acts starts at around 1-2am.
So if you want to see David Guetta ….it would be a long night. The clubs close after the sunrise. Before you head to the super clubs, there are plenty of bars and chill out lounges that are already open by the time you wake up in the morning.
The Lady in a Matini Glass
But if partying is not your turf, you can go to the beaches with different types of crowd be it quiet, party beach or if you dare … the nudist beaches. This small island is surrounded by long stretches of beaches and coves.
We spent one summer driving around the island looking for a new beach or cove everyday for two weeks. The island is small that you can drive around it in a day.
Why not take the boat and explore the pristine beaches around Formentera.
Tip! Just a piece of advise though, there are no restaurant in the beach areas so you better bring food and drink with you. There are also no trees to shade so bring your own parasol.
Tip! The sea could be choppy sometimes so better choose the big one’s and you can get them from Ibiza town, and make sure you don’t miss the last boat going back to Ibiza.
This place became famous with its own brand of music in the 90’s. Experience how they play the music that seems to be synchronizing as the sun touches on the horizon, and the applause the you hear from the crowd after the sun has set is something magical.
If you want water sports there are plenty to chose from like this photos taken at Playa d’en Bossa
Playa d’en Bossa has the longest beach in the island.
Playa d’en Bossa is one of the busiest beaches in the island. Not unless you stay in one of the hotels in the area you might find it difficult to find a place to spread you beach towels.
We have experienced fiestas, different types of market and historical walks. I was chatting with a stranger on the party bus going back to the apartment where I was staying and we both recognised that Ibiza is not as how it used to be, it seemed to have calmed down form how it was before, but he said he keeps on coming back, for no specific reason but we just agreed that it’s for the good vibe.
Here, you have seen some of the photos from the several trips that I have made in Ibiza, some of the places have closed down and reopened with a different name.
There is no place where almost everyone is having a good time. A place where the population more than doubles during summer. If you are going to Ibiza my tip would be stay longer than a weekend and go around the island. I hope to see you again Eivissa!!!
A weekend in Amsterdam is not enough to see a lot that this City has to offer. We decided to rent bikes for three days. They said that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than the number of its population. As cycling is a way of life here, riding and going around in one of them is like being a local. Here are some of the photos that I took while cycling around Amsterdam.
I honestly had not heard of this City until I was looking for a place to go for the Easter Holiday Weekend. As the cost of stayling in a hotel in England soared to ridiculous levels, I found going to Munich – including plane fares and train ride from Nuremberg – would be cheaper than staying in a decent hotel in Manchester.
It is the second largest city in Bavaria or “Beyern” as it is known in German. It was our gateway to Munich or “Munchen” in German. We went straight to the train station upon arrival but we have decided to spend a day here as we will be closer to the airport on our way back to England. It turned out to be a beautiful city to explore.
To most people Nuremberg is associated with the Nuremberg trials or the Nuremberg Rallies, but today you can see that the city has moved on far from it’s past. The Nazi buildings are a reminder of the past, just like the other structures dating back from the Middle Ages that serve as an illustration of the city’s history.
Tip! When travelling from Nuremberg to Munich, take the Ice train and enjoy the Bavarian countryside. You can book you train tickets online on Deutcshe Bahn and book it in advance to get cheaper rates. Standard Class is very comfortable so you don’t necessarily need to go for First Class unless you wish to have added extras, however, the train journey is only approximately one hour so the benefits of going first class could be limited.