Meeting the Mayor in Lebrija

Meeting the Mayor in Lebrija and appearing in local TV

I love to visit smaller places that are not very far from a city yet far enough to have its own calm and charm. Ideally located to suit all tastes in holidays Lebrija is one such pretty town only 75 KMs from Seville in the lower basin of the Guadalquivir River. Just relax and take in the traditional Spanish way of life or pay a day’s visit, you’ll remember it for long.

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Spanish Gypsy Palm Readers

Spanish Gypsy Palm Readers in Andalucia
When we visited Sevilla, there were a few gypsies around the tourist spots such as cathedral area and Plaza de Espana. One of them noticed me, moved towards me in short and fast steps, and then she offered me a bunch of leaves and said something in Spanish. Before I could even react, my guide told me not to accept and gestured me to move away.

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Be careful, she could dupe you!!

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Donkey Taxi in Mijas

Donkey Taxi in Mijas

The first thing you hear about the little vibrant, beautiful white town Mijas (pronounced as Mikhas) is about Donkey Taxis. You can see them nicely decorated and carrying tourists through the alleys, streets and small squares of Mijas.

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A donkey moment errr.. monument! 😛

Burro (or donkey) Taxi has become … Read the rest

Bandits Return to Andalucia!!

Bandit Museum or Bandolero Museum
For centuries they lived in caves, roamed and ruled the complicated sierras, ravines and hidden valleys of the Serrania de Ronda and Sierra Morena, which sheltered them. Slowly they became so powerful in Andalucia that the government in Madrid in 1844 had to order the creation of the Guardia Civil (the local police at the villages) to put an end to their robbing ways. After that the robbery was almost curbed but isolated pockets of bandits were still robbing the wealthy travellers on their way to Ronda in as late as 1930s.

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Peep inside Real Madrid!

The World Cup 2014 has started today. Football fever is on and what better occasion than it to peep inside a real Football stadium? To know the enormity and other details related to the game?

So today I take you inside Real Madrid Stadium.

You can’t miss the stadium when you get off the metro, or the bus. It is named after Santiago Bernabéu, the man who had the vision to create the stadium.
It is hard to envisage the enormous size of the Real Madrid stadium before visiting it, and I am sure even not so die-hard … Read the rest

Flying to Spain !

Flying to Spain !

Tonight I fly to Spain once again. The beautiful country of Flamenco dance, Bull fights, La Tomatina and irresistible beaches and finger licking food has something to keep me awestruck forever. I can’t get enough of it. There is so much to share & soak in. I still have many articles to write from my earlier trips.
I’ve been invited by Tourism Spain and I am overwhelmed. I’ll be visiting beautiful Andalucia region….Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba et al.
The first stop in Spain is Madrid.

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Last time when … Read the rest