I FELL IN LOVE WITH LISBON, PORTUGAL


I am in love with this city. I'm crazy about the good food and besides that, my kids have Portuguese blood in their veins. This is one of the oldest cities in the world and certainly the oldest in Western Europe. There are four interesting areas in the center of Lisbon. Belem, Bairro Alto & Estrela, Baixa & Avenida and Alfama. For many years I lived partly in Cacilhas opposite the Tagus. More about it later!


VALENCIA: THE ORIGIN OF PAELLA


Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast at the mouth of the Turia River. It was founded by the Romans in 138 BC and historical capital of the former kingdom of Valencia.

EVERYONE SHOULD VISIT BARCELONA ONCE!


Hi folks, almost three weeks since my last blog update have passed. Have visited many great cities in the last three weeks. One of the highlights was Barcelona in Spain. Have spent 3 full days there and really enjoyed this.In addition there is the great weather I had during my stay! The first day I made a bike tour through Barcelona.

CARTAGENA, LARGEST PORT IN SPAIN


This port city is the site of Spain's chief Mediterranean naval base. Its harbour is a deep spacious bay dominated by four hills crowned with forts and approached by a narrow entrance guarded by batteries.

SEVILLE THE BEAUTIFUL CITY IN ANDALUSIA


Seville the capital of Andalucia, what an amazing place. I had the best spot in the first row to arrive in Seville with the ship. It takes seven hours to go up the river Guadalquivir until arriving in the middle of the city. 

GIBRALTAR, AN OASIS BETWEEN SPAIN AND MOROCCO


A great way to see Gibraltar is to make a bike tour. Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory and headland on Spain's south coast. It’s dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m-high limestone ridge. First settled by the Moors in the Middle Ages and later ruled by Spain. 

2 DAYS HIGHLIGHTS IN MALAGA, SPAIN


One of my favourite city in Spain. Malaga is the main city of the Costa de Sol, or Coast of the Sun. It was not till the 1960's that Malaga became famous as an important tourist center with hotels and resorts sprouting all over the city.

PORTIMAO: THE SEDUCTIVE HOLIDAY DESTINATION


Two days in Portimão, the largest city in the western Algarve. This was not the first time I am in this beautiful port city. Myself I am a true fan of the Algarve. It is the climate, the sea, the great scenic views and do not miss this amazing tastes from the Algarve. I was in mid-October 2018 in Portimão, temperature and water still pleasant and just a few tourists.