Gran Canaria is a beautiful island in Spain that I visited with my family 5 years ago. It is one of the best islands to party on. The atmosphere is very similar to that of Goa mainly because of how care free the people are over there. I still remember one night when my sister and myself were hungry, our father and my uncle took us to an Indian restaurant to eat. They left us there and went off to roam the city. Little did they know where they were about to be taken. Since they knew nothing about the island they asked the taxi driver to take them to happening places. The taxi driver looking at two men together got the wrong idea and took them to a gay bar! When they told us this happened all of us burst out in laughter not forgetting it till today. Apart from this notorious story we enjoyed the beaches, adventure sports and of course this place wouldn’t be the same without the people that make it what it is.
Malaga is a port city in Spain that is gifted with a scenic view of both mountains and the sea…and amongst all of this beauty you will find various art museums such as the museo Picasso, roman theatres and castles such as gibralfarlo.
One of the places that I enjoyed the most is the strait of Gibraltar, this is where the water from the Mediterranean sea mixes with the Atlantic ocean. There is a distinct difference between the colors of the water because the salt water is at different viscosities. But it wasn’t only this that made it so memorable; it was also the atmosphere there. There is a port that’s way above sea level so the winds are really strong and there are these cute little food tuck shops that sell the best ice cream in the world…. that reminds me of the food there yumm. This place also happens to be the point of entry to Europe just like how we have the India gate. I simply loves Malaga for the beautiful place it is. The memories that I’ve made there are one of the best!
Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the worlds major global cities.
One of the places to visit in Barcelona is the basilica or the sagrada famillia. It is is a large roman catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí. Gaudí’s work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Construction of Sagrada Família commenced in 1882. Sagrada Familia’s construction progressed slowly, as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War, only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the midpoint in 2010 with some of the project’s greatest challenges remaining and an anticipated completion date of 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death.
Apart from the architecture and the artone must definetly take a stroll on la rambia. It is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres Its popularity with tourists has affected the character of the street, with a move to pavement cafes and souvenir kiosks. The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was “the only street in the world which I wish would never end. The same can be said for Barcelona!
When I was 12 I visited Madrid the capital city of Spain with my family. I remember all of us taking turns carrying my little cousin because she was really tiny and she got tired really fast. This city is a fun city. One of the main attractions is the plaza major which is a square, bueno retiro park and museo national de prado.
Apart from all of these places the food over here is amazing. The paella is very famous…. its almost like Spanish biryani but with sea food…the only reason I’m still a non-vegetarian is because of sea food. Ironically in Spain seafood is considered vegetarian.
I also fell in love with this alcoholic drink called sangria, it’s Spains signature drink. Any restaurant you go to will have a massive jug of this beautiful beans of wine, brandy and fruit. My cousin Muku and I sneakily had more then a few sips from my mums glass when she wasn’t looking. I still remember how we were stumbling on the streets after dinner 😛
The bullfight that happens there is brutal…. I couldn’t sit there longer than 20 minutes so I pulled my family out. People over there were drinking beer laughing while the bull was slaughtered to death…but everything happens in good spirits! Spain is a wonder and I would love to go there again!