In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from an Ottsworld reader and traveler Emily Ward. She is getting ready to embark on some epic career break travels and she’s starting with the Camino de Santiago. I asked her to share her training plan with me to […]
Things to do in Spain
My Spanish Loves:
Discovering the next great geographical area for villas, food, landscapes, and relaxation – Costa Brava in Catalan.
Taking in the colors, shapes, sounds and smells of the La Boqueria market in Barcelona.
Observing the racing fan culture at the Formula 1 race in Valencia.
A big part of my time in Spain was spent walking the Camino de Santiago – a 500 mile, 33 day hike from Pamplona to Santiago.
Hotels in Spain:
I discovered the benefits of staying in an apartment with Oh Barcelona – getting away from the touristy areas and into the local culture, saving money by cooking my own meals and being able to deeply explore my little neighborhood.
Food in Spain:
I had a lovely day with Albert at La Barretina discovering an off the beaten path culinary delight in Spain.
I experienced a meal I will never forget at the best restaurant in the world.
If you love oogling over pictures of gorgeous landscapes and inspiring architecture, you should get yourself over to my Spain picture gallery right away. Vamos!
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