My 5: The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Madrid Spain

1. July 2013. I’ve never really been that bothered about Spanish football. But if someone put a gun to my head and forced me to pick a team, Real Madrid would be the first to go into the NO WAY pile. I could point to the fact that I don’t like their kit much, or voice […]

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My 5: Torremolinos, Spain.

Plaza de La Nogalera Torremolinos The Costa Del Sol Spain

1. Plaza de La Nogalera, July 2016. It would be an understatement to say that the Spanish resort of Torremolinos doesn’t have a great reputation. Disparaged by many as the grottiest of the Costa del Sol towns, I arrived here with staggeringly low expectations. After all, this is a town that’s picked up unwanted nicknames […]

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My 5: Seville Cathedral, Spain.

Exterior Seville Cathedral Spain

1. Entrance Gate, April 2017. “Seen one cathedral, seen them all!” I overheard an American tourist say as I strolled through the historical centre in Seville. I’m not sure I agree. I have never been nor will I ever be anything approaching religious. And yet whenever I’m on my travels I always take the time […]

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My 5: La Línea de la Concepción, Spain.

La Linea de la Concepcion Cadiz Spain

1. Birdseye View, March 2017. Finding a place to stay in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar turned out to be much harder than I thought! For the dates of my visit the town’s only hostel was all booked up and I was met with a perplexing dearth of Airbnb options. That left me with […]

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My 5: Granada, Spain.

Exterior Granada Cathedral Spain

1. Granada Cathedral, March 2017. The Andalusian city of Granada is globally revered for The Alhambra, a stunning castle-palace perched atop Cerro del Sol (Hill of the Sun). Scores of visitors shuttle in and out just to see the palace, but the city itself is well worth at least a day of your time. Having booked […]

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My 5: Fuengirola, Spain.

Our Lady of the Rosemary Church Fuengirola The Costa del Sol Spain

1. Our Lady of the Rosemary Church, December 2016. You won’t find much online love for the Costa del Sol town of Fuengirola. With a murky reputation as the archetypal Brits-abroad-in-the-sun setting, I’d admittedly been wondering if I should even bother with it. But… ever the completest… I was still curious how it measured up to […]

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