Category Archives for "South Europe"

Jun 27

Lisbon Restaurants Where Locals Eat

By Abi King | Food , South Europe , Western Europe

Where locals eat in Lisbon Finding Lisbon RestaurantsWhere Locals EatBreathless, sweaty and most definitely ready for food, I pushed open the glass door and stumbled inside. “Are you still serving?” I asked, the words more direct than I’d have liked. A man walked towards me, in black against the bright white walls, clear-varnished wood and chic-hipster vibe I’d […]

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May 20

Finding Hidden Gems and Unusual Things to do in Athens: Gold Beyond the Acropolis

By Abi King | Greece

Athens is an unusual city. With its eye-watering place in world history, the olive-soaked Mediterranean air breezing through and the Acropolis shining on a hilltop, Athens should be an easy city to fall in love with.

Yet alongside the romance, Athens packs in skyscrapers, traffic jams, urban grit and edgy street art.

And a visit there is all the better for it.

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Dec 09

Tenerife Food Guide: How to Find Authentic Canarian Food In Tenerife

By Abi King | Food , Spain

What to eat in Tenerife – Tenerife Food GuideWhat is typical Tenerife food? Forget jokes about Full English Breakfasts and fish and chips for a pound, the real cuisine in Tenerife stretches back over centuries.Your Guide to Food in Tenerife ​The Top 10 Foods to Try in Tenerife​ GofioBarraquitoRopa VIejaPuchero Roast Chestnuts  Almogrote Papas Arrugadas Tenerife Honey Tenerife Wine Mojo   […]

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May 15

17 Authentic Things To Do in Portugal: A Country with a Divided Soul

By Abi King | South Europe , Western Europe

Authentic Portugal These days, everyone is talking about things to do in Portugal and why you should go there now. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites, gastronomy, history, architecture, great beaches and whimsical creations and pastries, millennial Portugal most definitely is the new black.But before you skip on down to the list of things to do in […]

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Mar 19

Staying with an Olive Oil Sommelier in Greece: Eumelia in the Peloponnese

By Abi King | Food , Greece

 Deep beneath the scorched sun of the Peloponnese, the Eumelia luxury eco-farm comes from a couple jaded by politics who, quite literally, decided they wanted to get back down to earth.  The earth in question is red and dry and crunches underfoot. Rippling boardwalks surf across the dust to connect the five cabins to the main […]

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Jun 19

How to Plan a Galicia Road Trip – A Salty Itinerary Through Northern Spain

By Abi King | Spain

Every coast is salty. But northwest Spain’s Galician coastline seems the saltiest of all: its landscape licked into shape by the churning, whirling waves, its cuisine at one with the sea and its architecture, history and general attitude shaped by the way that surf reaches the shore.

This is a place to experience the real side of Spain, away from tower blocks, fake paella and concrete-edged, crowded hotel pools.

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May 12

Don Quixote in Spain: Windmills and the World’s Oldest Novel in La Mancha

By Abi King | Spain

Don Quixote and Cervantes SpainHow to Explore Don Quixote’s SpainDon Quixote’s Spain served as a fitting backdrop for the world’s oldest novel: one ill-fated quest to restore chivalry to the world. Poetically, today’s La Mancha still reflects that pioneering literary age. From the “Don Quixote windmills” to the home of Cervantes himself, grab a sidekick […]

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May 02

Inside an Athens Philosophy Tour: Plato, Socrates and Studying in the Nude

By Abi King | Greece

Inside an Athens philosophy tour Join the world’s philosophical heavyweights in an Athens philosophy tour. Thousands of years have passed and yet we’re still all working on the pursuit of happiness.An Athens Philosophy TourApparently, searching for happiness is a modern, millennial affair. We’re told we’ve lost touch with what makes life meaningful, ablaze in a flutter […]

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