Valencia, Spain – fun facts, tourism and the Holy Grail

Beautiful Valencia! This is Spain’s third-largest city. And I’ve been here several times now. The first time was with my dad, about 20 years ago – how time flies.

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Route of don Quixote – a bike tour in La Mancha, Spain

I’d always wanted to do a bike tour somewhere in Spain. And recently, I got a message from a guy named Raúl. He said he enjoys my “unique

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Toledo, Spain – tourism in Spain’s (former) medieval capital

I’m in Toledo. This was once the capital of Spain, and it’s been many years since I was last here. It’s beautiful. A nearly-perfect medieval town, and just

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Why do Americans love Spain?

An interesting question I saw online recently… Why do Americans seem to love Spain so much? The person who was asking had been to Spain a few times,

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Spain’s Golden Visa is ending soon… maybe

Hey hey! Big news about Spain’s Golden Visa today. Yes, Pedro Sánchez, supreme leader of Spanish socialism, President of the Most Feminist Government in History, etc, has just

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32 Reasons Why I Love Spain – an open letter

Dear Spain, I know our relationship has had its ups and downs. You have your problems and I have mine. Neither of us is perfect. And I admit

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Tax inspection! Hacienda’s “strategic plan” to take your money

Ready to hear what it’s really like getting a Spanish tax inspection? You’re in the right place. I’ve recently been inspected by the Spanish tax people myself, and

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Camino de Santiago – Spain’s most modern ancient pilgrimage

When I was in my 20s, I wanted to do the Camino de Santiago. Not only did I want to do the Camino, but I’d also heard that

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Getting legal in Spain – another bureaucratic ordeal in sunny Barcelona

Back in the day, I moved to Spain on a tourist visa. I don’t recommend anyone do this – but I was 21 years old, mostly broke, talentless, and

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Puicerdà, Llívia and Catalonia on both sides of the French Border

I’m walking down a dusty path in the Catalan Pyrenees. Dark clouds are building overhead, whipped up by the heat. A breeze whispers past, bringing the smells of

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