Spain

Spain (Day 7, 8): Madrid

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Continued from Spain (Day 6): Segovia

The final leg of our trip was to Madrid, the capital and largest city of Spain.

Starting off from Plaza Mayor, the central plaza in the city of Madrid today. It was built during Philip III’s reign (1598–1621).

The plaza is bustling with life. Buskers are entertaining, as usual, and tourists stroll […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Europe, Madrid, Spain|1 Comment

Spain (Day 6): Segovia

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Continuing from Spain (Day 5): Salamanca

Segovia is arguably one of the places to visit for your bucket list. In 1985, the old city of Segovia and the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Upon arrival to the city, I have no doubt why Segovia should be fiercely preserved […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Segovia, Spain|0 Comments

Spain (Day 5): Salamanca

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Continued from Spain (Day 4): Avila

Salamanca is a beautiful city with well preserved historical and monumental legacy. The ancient beauty remains alive in many ways today that it is a living city with many stories to tell. It is recommended to spend at least a day out in Salamanca […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Salamanca, Spain|2 Comments

Spain (Day 4): Avila

Words & photos by Kelly Khong

Continued from Spain (Day 3): Toledo

Avila is often known as the ‘Town of Stones and Saints’ and was declared as a world Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985. Its cultural heritage is a reflection of history, architecture, people and landscape. Las Murallas, the Walls of Avila, are the unique feature […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Avila|0 Comments

Spain (Day 3): Toledo

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Continued from Alcalá de Henares

Toledo is the next destination, about an hour’s drive from Madrid City. Breathtaking views greeted us on our way to Hotel Dominico, because the historic fortress built on high ground simply looked like an enchanted fairytale from childhood storybooks. Yes, Toledo is a popular tourist […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Europe, Spain, Toledo|0 Comments

Spain (Day 1 & 2): Alcalá de Henares

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Hola como estas! What makes you think “Spain”? Flamenco dancers, bullfights, tapas, soccer, Don Quixote or paella?

My journey to Spain explored more than the usual must-sees: the world heritage cities around Madrid, the capital of Spain, proved that Spain is a land of bountiful natural beauties and colorful legacies.

Thanks […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Alcala de Henares, Europe, Spain|2 Comments

Gaudi’s Park Güell, Barcelona

The masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi are all over the city of Barcelona. The legendary Spanish Catalan architect’s distinctive architectural style was greatly influenced by the organic forms of nature – no straight lines or sharp corners, a lot of curves. In other words, it’s timeless.

One of the main draws for visitors to Barcelona is […]

By |February 27th, 2013|Barcelona, Spain|0 Comments

Born this way

During our week long stay in Barcelona, we checked in two apartments that are sponsored by 9flats.com, where you can browse through thousands of modern private apartments, dream homes and accommodation and make online booking. The first one located near Arc de Trionf Train (Renfe) Station is a stylish penthouse overlooking stunning city and mountain views. […]

By |March 28th, 2012|Barcelona, Spain|2 Comments

A unique stay in Barcelona thru’ 9flats.com

 

Stop being a tourist. Feel at home in the world.
I was motivated by the tagline on 9flats.com. Often, people yearn to travel like a local, stay in local homes and unique apartments, hangout where the locals go and appreciate the day-to-day activities like one of them.

It may seem difficult to find that dream vacation […]

By |January 22nd, 2012|Barcelona, Europe, Spain|4 Comments

Christmas @ Barcelona, Spain

We wish you a Fun-Filled Christmas and Happy 2012!

Have you been to Barcelona before? We were there last month when Christmas lights and decorations embellished the city centre, adding joy to the festive season. Not forgetting of course the Christmas markets. As we weaved through charming alleys and historic buildings, we came across a […]

By |December 24th, 2011|Barcelona, Spain|6 Comments