Learning Holidays – 6 Ways to Enrich your European Travel Experience

Spending a few days or a few weeks to follow your passion or learn a new skill can transform a holiday into a life changing experience. Learning holidays are ideal for solo travellers and provide opportunities to connect with other travellers and a chance to fully immerse in a local culture. Here are 6 ways to enjoy a more holistic holiday experience. LEARN FLAMENCO IN … Continue reading Learning Holidays – 6 Ways to Enrich your European Travel Experience

10 Reasons why the world has fallen in love with the Spanish

Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. From San Sebastián in the north to Seville in the south, from buzzing Barcelona to marvellous Madrid, tourists have fallen in love with Spain and the Spanish. What makes Spanish people so fascinating? Here are some observations from an Australian occasional tourist which should not be taken too seriously. They have buckets of … Continue reading 10 Reasons why the world has fallen in love with the Spanish

Plans for Our Portuguese Camino

Anne-Marie and Giulio are embarking on the Portuguese Camino leaving from Porto on May 2nd. It will be 250kms in length and we plan to spend 11 days walking. We leave Adelaide on April 19th and will spend the first few weeks in Andalucia and Porto. If you would like to follow my new blog please visit foodandfootsteps.com and register your interest. Many thanks Anne-Marie Continue reading Plans for Our Portuguese Camino

Why walking a Camino should be on your Bucket List

In 2016 over 270,000 walked over 100 kilometres or cycled over 200 kilometres as part of one of many Camino routes which end in the northern Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela. Here are 10 reasons why you could consider completing a Camino. 1 Travel with Purpose – When you walk on a Camino your specific purpose is to find and follow the waymarkers to your destination. You might  be looking out … Continue reading Why walking a Camino should be on your Bucket List

The Mystique of the Camino de Santiago – Why are so many people walking to Santiago?

  I am sitting in a cafe next to the Santiago Cathedral enjoying a mint tea, listening to numerous church bells and watching the ebb and flow of walkers continuing to cross the finishing line with their packs and walking sticks, tour groups following their leaders and individuals here to observe the unique sights. It is impossible to count the number of walkers coming into … Continue reading The Mystique of the Camino de Santiago – Why are so many people walking to Santiago?

Getting ready for our first Spanish Camino in May 2015

Giulio and I are now into countdown mode for our trip to Spain departing Adelaide on May 2, 2015. We will be away for four and a half weeks with the main highlight being a walk of about three weeks along half of the Via de la Plata ( a 1,000 kilometre trek beginning in Seville) We plan to start in Salamanca and finish  in Santiago de … Continue reading Getting ready for our first Spanish Camino in May 2015