Pre-Camino Tips and Preparation

Almost two years ago I first learnt about the Camino de Santiago’s existence. The Camino de Santiago is traditionally a Catholic pilgrimage across Spain over many different routes. Today many non-Catholics take on the challenge of crossing Spain to Santiago de Compostela for various personal reasons. The most popular route is the Frances Way: starting…

Being a beach bum in Barcelona

Sweat is dripping off my body, many rivers of it streaming into the sand. I lie on the beach, enviously watching the bathers enjoying the refreshing saltwater only ten metres from my feet. Suspicious individuals troll the beach as if looking for an unattended bag they can skilfully make their own, and I am too…

La Paloma Festival: when the streets come alive

We were on a mission. A group of us from 360 Hostel Malasaña. Walking through the streets of Madrid late at night with bottles of vino being passed around. All evening we had been relaxing after our 1 Euro feast, some call dinner, prepared nightly by the hostel staff. Being a small hostel there is…