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What are some of the best Spain vacation spots? Spain is indeed one of the most splendid getaways in Europe owing to its gastronomically superb cuisines, fantastic beaches, vivacious fiestas and exciting nightlife. There are a number of autonomous islands and regions in Spain, that’s why it boasts of an extensively diverse culture and rich landscape. Here is an overview of the top Spain vacation spots.
Santiago de Compostela– It is found in the northwestern part of Spain and the capital city of the Galicia region. A famous traditional pilgrimage in Spain called the Camino de Santiago finds its final destination in Santiago de Compostela. According to the belief of the Christians, St. James who was an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ was buried in Santiago de Compostela. It is because of this religious history and tradition that this vacation spot in Spain became very famous. Thousands of visitors spend their holidays in this place every year. Most pilgrims arrive at the Praza do Obradoiro which is the main square of the city. The busy plaza is located at the heart of the city and you can find significant landmarks here such as the Santiago Cathedral where you can also find the tomb of St. James.
Toledo– This city is located at the mountaintop in the central Spain region. Toledo has served as the capital city of Spain from hence towards the 16th century. Toledo is known as the City of Three Cultures, mainly because it has been inhabited by Christians, Jews and Muslims for many centuries. Architecture in Toledo dates back to the Roman Empire, that’s why it has long been a main attraction of Spain. It also boasts of a rich historical art. Get lost in the medieval streets of the city, it’s one of the best things to do in Toledo! Old architectures of a stunning mosque, cathedral and synagogue is among the pride of this Spain vacation spot.
Cordoba– It is located in southern Spain in the Andalusian region. Cordoba is the capital city of the Cordoba province. Small medieval streets line the place, forming a maze along with the plaza and a number of whitewashed courtyards surround the Mezquita which is the star attraction of Cordoba. The Mezquita was originally built to be a mosque but it has now become a magnificent cathedral. However, most of the old architecture of the Mezquita has been retained. Cordoba held importance and glory during the medieval times, and it is signified to this day by the labyrinth of columns covered by white and red striped archways typical of Islamic architecture. The Old Jewish Quarter in Cordoba is a unique place to visit because of its amiable verandas and souvenir shops. The Street of Flowers and the Fortress of Christian Monarchs are other attractive areas of interest in Cordoba.
San Sebastian– At the coast of the Bay of Biscay in the North of Spain lies the Basque country. It is where the Gipuzko province is located, with its capital city of San Sebastian. San Sebastian is an interesting seaside city. Tourists and locals alike love the attractive beaches of this city. It also boasts of an exceptional culinary tradition. Many historical architectures have been restored in the 19th century in the Old Town which was almost torn down at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Some of the most charming beaches in Europe are found in San Sebastian, and the most popular by far is the Playa de Concha.
These days we are witnessing events that can only cause anxiety and uncertainty when thinking about holidays. Security factor when planning holidays, has become a number one matter.
In these unstable times when planning your holidays it isn’t enough to consider only the well-known factors such as airfare, hotel and accommodations. None of them are important when your head is in question.
If you are traveling with your children, the issue of security is inevitable in the first place. No comfort, no beautiful beach and good food restaurants can be so important, in the atmosphere of instability and threats.
While writing this article, surrounded by pine trees and beautiful sea, somewhere on one of the islands in Croatia, I ask myself, is there a place where you are hundred percent safe and sound.
The answer on this question, in these times of globally oriented world, no place is completely safe. Today, the situation in Europe, has become unstable, starting with France (Nice or Paris), Turkey which is going through a difficult political situation or Egypt, once a favorite tourist destination, just to mention some of the most critical points.
In full season of holidays planning, the number of summer destinations in Europe becomes more and more limited between Spain, Italy or a good old Greece. But many holidays planners have become aware of another country, just in the middle of Mediterranean region, that becomes an oasis of peace, serenity and a place of unforgettable holidays.
It’s Croatia, my home country. Croatia prides itself on providing a welcoming environment, where tourists far and wide can visit and explore with no fear for their safety and security.
Here are my personal reasons why you should visit my home country!
- It’s still the Mediterranean as it used to be
- A long splendid coast with 1185 islands
- The best cruising and sailing destination
- Unspoiled nature with 8 national parks
- The cities of an exciting mixture of cultures.
- Simple, friendly and open-minded people.
- A typical genuine Mediterranean cuisine.
- A reasonably priced and comfortable accommodation.
- Typically pleasant Mediterranean climate.
- Quiet and safe destination.
Whether you’re traveling with children or adults, there’s a beach for you to enjoy. If you’re anxious for solitude, rest assured any of the islands or mainland locations can provide that for you.
Experience the wonders of this beautiful small country. Feast like the locals. Immerse yourself in this magical land. Plan your trip to paradise today! You and your loved ones won’t regret it! Find out why Croatia is a wise holiday destination.
Actor Morgan Freeman once said that during cold temperatures, rather than having alcohol, one must have a bowl of hot soup. Hey, if Morgan Freeman says it, you know the Almighty has spoken. The Malaysians do adhere to this advice by the legendary actor throughout the year, no matter the season. If you want to mollycoddle yourself with a bowl of piping hot soup or broth, here are three of the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that will satiate this desire of yours:
Keong Kee Herbal Soup: A simple shack-like setting located next to an open air car park, this humble eatery is a hit among locals and tourists alike for its Coconut chicken soup that is served in coconut shells.
Levain Boulangerie & Pâtisserie: A French-inspired bakery and café housed in a cosy bungalow, taste Europe on your taste buds by sampling its popular Creamy mushroom chicken soup.
Huck’s Café: Homely and warm, this snug place does complete justice to the classic Fresh onion soup. Crusty bread, clear and flavourful broth and melted cheese-you just can’t go wrong with this one!
One of the easier ways to ensure that your soup craving is quenched immediately, book your tickets and reach these beautiful locations in a jiffy.
Malaysian street foods you have to devour!
Walking down streets and streets lined with nothing else apart from food stalls, the air filled with spicy-sweet aromas and dishes laden with juicy seafood, veggies, fluffy pancakes… this is every foodie’s dream come true. And this image comes to life when you touch down in Malaysia. The next time you visit this country, get tickets for your bus with RED BUS (hassle-free transport is a true story too) to different cities here, enter food paradise and definitely savour these three dishes:
Rojak: A fruit and vegetable salad that will get your mouth watering at the very sight of it. This dish is a winner due to the deliciously thick, brown-black savoury sauce that is spooned over it generously and bears a hint of shrimp!
Chendul: It’s dessert. And it’s a soup. Green Jello-ish squiggles and red beans drowning sweetly in a soup of santan, palm sugar and coconut milk, poured over lumps of ice and further dressed with some more coconut milk-now that’s what we call a sweet welcome.