Roller skating in Sevilla

There were plenty of opportunities to go roller skating in Sevilla, especially along the river. A lovely smooth cycle path runs near it (but beware fallen leaves / occasional cracks in the path!), and from my apartment I could skate to several nice spots by the river to settle for an afternoon of reading or [...]

3 Weeks Learning Spanish in Sevilla (w2-4)

I spent a glorious 3 weeks learning Spanish in Sevilla. The weather was ideal (minus a couple of thunderstorms), there was plenty to see in my free time, other cities were in easy reach for day trips and my Spanish lessons were great. Spanish lessons in SevillaI attended Spanish lessons for 3 hours every afternoon, [...]

Week 1: Málaga & Granada

Week 1 of many! After a mad last few days of packing and socialising and goodbyes, I finally hopped on a plane on Monday 23rd April. First stop: Málaga, purely because it's a cheap destination to fly to in southern Spain. Málaga To be honest I didn't have high expectations - the name summoned visions [...]

Visit Storybrooke (or Steveston) main street

Visit Storybrooke from Once Upon A Time

Fairytales are one of the earliest forms of storytelling, from the Brothers Grimm to Arabian Nights to Hans Christian Andersen. Early spoken tales of folklore have transformed in the modern day to a massive industry in film and TV. Once Upon a Time is just one of those shows, featuring many fairytale characters living in [...]