If you’ve read last week’s post you’ll know that Besalú was one of the towns ...
The Wonder of New Discoveries and Intrepid Adventures: A Solo Hiking Trip Through Catalonia | Gallop Around The Globe
One of my favourite things about travelling is making new discoveries; something that’s becoming harder ...
Santa Pau was the starting point of what turned out to be a 27.6 kilometre ...
Chefchaouen: The Blue Town in Morocco that’s a Delight to Photograph, Even in the Rain | Gallop Around The Globe
When you visit somewhere in the off-season, you know that there’s always the chance of ...
Olot was the starting point of my three-day hiking adventure through Catalonia. Located approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Girona, in the midst of the Pyrenean foothills and at the heart of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, Olot makes a great base from which to explore the surrounding area, as well as being a historic, […]
As I got out of the taxi, the elderly gentleman pulled my hood up over my head to protect me from the rain, and smiled. It was a kind, gentle smile and not that of someone who was about to rob me. But as he picked up the handles of his empty food cart and […]
I’ve been flying Ryanair for years. Yes, I’ve always admitted that they’ve never been my favourite airline, but they’ve been reliable and cheap, and they fly to the destinations that I want to travel to, from airports that are convenient for me to get to. Except that – following recent changes to their cabin bag […]
São Miguel is an island that was made for road tripping. Away from the major cities (of which there is one – its capital city, Ponta Delgada), the tarmac roads are largely traffic-free, save for the odd herd or two of cows, and the only obstacle you’ll encounter is deciding which of the island’s countless […]
In January of this year my boyfriend Stu and I spent seven nights on the beautiful Azorean island of São Miguel (find out how much of a good deal we scored in this post). The Azores are an archipelago of volcanic islands which lie roughly 1500 kilometres west of Lisbon, in the North Atlantic Ocean. Although […]
If you’re coming to São Miguel – the largest island in the Azorean archipelago – you will undoubtedly end up spending some time in its capital city, Ponta Delgada. It’s where Sao Miguel’s airport is located and the majority of its budget accommodation. For this reason we decided to base ourselves in Ponta Delgada for […]
Dining at the Duck & Waffle had been on my bucket list for almost as long as this blog has been running. The reason? The restaurant (so named after their signature dish of crispy leg confit, fried duck egg, and mustard maple syrup served on a waffle) is located on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate – […]
Last month I flew out to São Miguel, the Azores, for seven days with my boyfriend, Stu. Prior to booking neither of us really knew much about the Azores, apart from the fact that it looked like an incredible part of the world we were eager to explore. Everything looked lush and green, there were […]