Barcelona Holiday Time, Spain

Although Barcelona is not the obvious choice for a Christmas holiday getaway, if you’re interested in Christmas cheer without the possibility of snow – this might be the place. Barcelona can hold its own in the European Christmas market industry boasting at least 4 large holiday markets throughout the city. One of my first yearsContinue reading “Barcelona Holiday Time, Spain”

Bilbao – short trip

Had I known that Bilbao was such a rainy city, I might have ended up here five years ago on my first trip to Spain. Due to Bilbao’s proximity to the Atlantic ocean, it has a temperate climate; never too hot or too cold. I am a definite lover of rain and was overjoyed toContinue reading “Bilbao – short trip”

Seville – short trip

Seville is definitely an incredible city with endless streets and pathways weaving and winding into each other. This city is what I believe people imagine when they think of Spain – hot, colorful, and full of life. The people in Seville are very chatty and kind, with many speaking English in the tourist areas. TheContinue reading “Seville – short trip”

Tarragona, Spain

Tarragona is a wonderful place that somehow became an integral part of this Canadian’s life. I first visited in 2015 on a day trip to Tarragona and Sitges with one tour guide and one other tourist. It was an interesting trip and as there were only three of us, the guide told us so muchContinue reading “Tarragona, Spain”

Pals/Begur, Spain

Pals is truly the ultimate in day trips. Every history buff, polite lady and gentleman, I have ever met would love Pals or has probably visited. The medieval city up on a hill consists of a cobblestone network of narrow paths and alleyways peppered with shops, restaurants, lookouts, and private homes. As well, there isContinue reading “Pals/Begur, Spain”


Whether you’re a tourist or an expat, a short trip in Spain usually involves a seaside town or bustling city. Although Catalonia has some truly breathtaking seaside gems, there are many wonderful mountain, and national park regions. Ski resorts, nature hikes, mountain biking, and historic towns, are just a few possibilities that offer another typeContinue reading “Vic,Spain”

How to learn a language

Learning a new language can be easy if you are motivated, disciplined, and have a good reason to learn. I have taught conversational English for almost three years and have had the opportunity to learn from my students as they learn from me. I have worked with thousands of students. Some I see regularly, othersContinue reading “How to learn a language”

Greece – Athens and Santorini

Greece! One of the best trips I’ve ever been on. We went over the winter holidays in 2017 and spent New Year’s in Athens before flying to Santorini, then spent a few more days in Athens before flying home. The food, history, sites, sunsets, and people were truly wonderful. The path side carts selling fruit,Continue reading “Greece – Athens and Santorini”