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 energy … Continue reading 10 Reasons why the world has fallen in love with the Spanish

Colourful Cordoba in Spring

Thirty hours after leaving Adelaide we have arrived in colourful Córdoba in Southern Spain. Lucky us to commence our trip in this small, serene city where the weather is warm and long, balmy evenings soothe the soul.We are only here for two days-a chance to catch our Spanish breath and discover a new city for the first time. Highlights of our 48 hours in Cordoba … Continue reading Colourful Cordoba in Spring

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

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Three: Highlights of Lower North Adelaide

  Walking Lower North Adelaide and beyond  is about discovering  new cafes and unique architecture mixed in with art galleries, more parklands and yes, horses.  Major streets include Melbourne St and O’Connell St for cafes, shops and pubs, Kingston Terrace and Lefevre Terrace for magnificent mansions overlooking parklands and Tynte St and Archer St for heritage housing with a difference. Starting Point   From the corner of … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Three: Highlights of Lower North Adelaide

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Two: Up High in North Adelaide

  The high end of North Adelaide is the city end and this walk includes 3 important Adelaide icons – Adelaide Oval, St Peter’s Cathedral and Light’s Vision.   Starting Point  – From the corner of North Terrace and King William St  walk about 500 metres north along King William Road past the Festival Centre until you cross the River Torrens. On your left is the Adelaide … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Two: Up High in North Adelaide

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk One: Along North Terrace

      North Terrace is  Adelaide`s premier  boulevard and features major cultural attractions along with trees, gardens, statues, historical buildings and food sensations all within a one kilometre walking distance. Starting point  is the King William St and North Terrace corner right at the  statue of the soldier on horse. You can look north and see the Festival Centre, Adelaide Oval and St Peters Cathedral in the … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk One: Along North Terrace

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?