17th Oct

Granada, Alhambra, and a Culture of Bullfighting

Granada is famous for one thing and one thing alone: the Alhambra. There’s more to see in this historic city, but it all starts with the Alhambra. This fortress on a mountain dates back to the days of the Moors – Muslims from Northern Africa that lived in Southern Spain. No longer are we on […]

17th Oct

Madrid: Big City on a Small Budget

Like any big city in Europe (and especially the capital cities), Madrid can get expensive. Very expensive if you’re not careful. There are shops, sights, and museums that can add up quickly. The great thing about Madrid is that you can enjoy the city without burning through your bankroll if you know where to find the […]

14th Oct

Segovia: The (Other) Perfect Madrid Daytrip Part 2

We started our Madrid daytrip series with a look at Toledo, which is Oren’s favorite. Now we move on to my favorite Madrid daytrip: Segovia. It only takes about 90 minutes by bus to get there from the capital of Spain. It won’t take too long to “conquer” the city – just a few hours. […]

13th Oct

Toledo and the Cathedral of Bling: Madrid Daytrips Part 1

Toledo should top any list of Madrid daytrips. Of course, Cassie disagrees and thinks Segovia is a better Madrid daytrip, which explains why we have a Part 1 and (will soon have) a Part 2. In my opinion, there are other great cities around the Spanish capital, but none have quite the – what’s the […]