Hiking to the Gypsy Caves of Granada

gypsy caves of Sacromonte

“The music, it feels to many, has an Indian touch,” said our guide while we heard a troop practicing their Flamenco steps inside their caves. Of course, they will have a bit preserved from their roots in India, thought I. The hippies in Granada are the decedents of Indian nomads who made Granada in Spain their home.  And their dwellings in Caves of Sacromonte are famous for two major cultural components, Flamenco and the white-washed caves.  Read more

How to Explore Cordoba on a Budget: Best Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do in Cordoba

On my way to Seville from Barcelona, I decided to spend a day in this not so sleepy town of Cordoba. The city has a history dating back to 152 BC when it was a Roman Settlement. From Muslim Invasions to Christian retrieval, Cordoba has seen it all. The city now stands proudly on the northern bank of one of the largest European rivers, Guadalquivir. It is also declared the UNESCO World Heritage City.  Cordoba is not just for history buffs, its narrow cobbled lanes flanked by sparkling white Moorish houses make it a fairytale town of Spain. All these houses are decked up with the vibrant flowers during the spring flower festival. The indigo designed Moorish tiles just give them a perfect Cordovian look, as I felt.

Here is my personal recommendation of the Best Free Things to do in Cordoba

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8  Must Visit Places in Barcelona That Would Make You Fall in Love With It

must visit places barcelona city guide spain

 

This beautiful city was the first halt on my months-long solo backpacking trip to Europe. Undoubtedly, it turned out to be one of the most exhilarating experience and a perfect start for this long trip.

The city that has been a home to the European artists during the Renaissance Era and Modernisme Movement is speckled with a number of buildings singing the glory of Art Nouveau. Even a week-long visit to this city would not let you experience enough of its art and architecture. However, if you are supposed to choose the ‘must visit’ places then the following list would surely do justice to your exploration.   Read more