In 2014 I traveled through/lived in 7 countries, and traversed over 34,000 miles. Here’s a summary of what I did, and where.
I first arrived in Spain to do a most excellent volunteer experience that I highly recommend called Vaughan Town. I later stayed with some people I met through that volunteering for a couple of weeks.
The next time I visited Spain was part of the Ultimate Train Challenge, when I stayed with friends in Granada and nursed the plague in Barcelona.
My third visit saw me visiting with good friends in the south of Spain.
Imagine my surprise when I arrived in Costa del Sol in Spain, and had trouble reconciling this place as even being Spain. Let me explain…in pictures.
Gibraltar is a territory that feels like an island nation, influenced by many cultures and languages. Oh yeah, and it’s a massive tax-free shopping centre.
I try to discover the “real” Barcelona, devoid of tourists and tourist traps.It’s a naive mission that proves harder than it looks, but reveals some interesting insights.
Tapas, Mountains, Flamenco, and Siestas. It’s a tough life in Granada!
I have fallen – head over heels – in love with Spain. My three weeks spent there flew by, and I know I will return to this country. In fact, I’m on a mission to return to Spain as soon as I can, and to stay as long as I can. Something about Spain has […]
2018 Update with gigs across Europe! With programs like Vaughan town you volunteer for free accommodation; it’s one of the most fulfilling cultural experiences I’ve had. Read on for the full scoop!
His name was Toro Bravo, and although I’m not sure exactly what he said, very little was lost in translation. As I walked through the narrow cobblestone streets of Alcala (a town 50km outside of Madrid, where I was the house-guest of a lovely Spanish family for a week), I took in everything I could. […]
Martijn Reintjes and his girlfriend rented out their home in Holland for the year and left for Central America and the Caribbean. She wanted to follow her dream of volunteering as a child psychologist and Martijn decided to turn his game design studio in a location independent enterprise. After studying Spanish in Leon Nicaragua for […]