Spain Resources

Toledo, Spain: At the Crossroad of Cultures

The city of Toledo, just an hour south of Madrid, is one of Spain’s biggest tourism destinations and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986. Thanks to its convenient location close to the capital and its cultural importance, Toledo attracts visitors pretty much all year round. But don’t be put off by the hordes. Some cities deserve their hype…and Toledo is one of them...

A Fresh Start Teaching English on a Spanish Island

When I came upon the opportunity to live in Ibiza, Spain, with the only obligation being to work 12 hours a week, it didn’t take me long to make up my mind… One of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Ibiza is 569 square kilometres of end-of-the-world cliffs, remote valleys and crescent-shaped coves tucked below rows of pines and junipers...

Enjoy Big-City Life with Laidback Charm in Málaga, Spain

Twenty years ago, when I first visited Málaga, it was the ugly stepsister of Spain’s Costa del Sol: a little scruffy and down-at-heel (though with gloriously sunny weather and a seaside location). So it was a pure pleasure to return recently to find it transformed into a Cinderella: one of Spain’s most liveable—and...

Lychee Sodas, New Friends and European Adventures

We’re enjoying ice cold lychee sodas on a warm winter’s afternoon overlooking a beautiful lake. Surrounded by a kaleidoscope of floral colour, with the heavy scent of the nearby lillies filling the air, we have to pinch ourselves and remember that this is our real life and we’re actually living here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s our base as we travel the world as roving retirees.

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