Spain (España to the locals) shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a combination of old and new with the second-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so there is no shortage of awe-inspiring sites, sounds and smells.

Spain is considered an exotic country in Europe due to its friendly inhabitants, relaxed lifestyle, bright sun and golden beaches, its cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and world-famous folklore and festivities. Among many places worth visiting are Spain's thriving capital Madrid, the vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, the famous "Running of the Bulls" at Pamplona, major Andalusian cities with Islamic architecture, like Seville (home of flamenco), Granada and Córdoba, the kitesurfing mecca of Tarifa, the Way of St. James and the idyllic Balearic and Canary Islands. If you’re new to Spain, be warned, it grows on you…

Brilliant Barcelona's Best Attractions

The following are some pictures from a brief trip to Barcelona I made before boarding the Hanjin Brussels, hopefully they may offer you some ideals or inspiration to visit yourself!

All Aboard the Container Ship M/V Hanjin Brussels – an Intrepid Voyage

Ahoy me maties.  Ever since I became interested in ships and shipping at my first professional job as an Export Logistics Planner, I had wanted to spend some time at sea aboard a merchant... Read more >>

Life Aboard a Container Ship Voyage and Transiting the Suez Canal

In case you were not aware, the Suez Canal is a 161km long artificial passageway through the Egyptian desert, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea between Port... Read more >>

Container Ship Voyage Engine Room and Transiting the Infamous Pirate Alley

Having just successfully navigated the Suez Canal, we asked during a quiet period as we steamed along the Red Sea, whether we could be shown the engine room. The engine room is... Read more >>

Container Ship Voyage Scenes, Final Days and Reflections

Our containership voyage was set to take nearly 3 weeks to complete, so I thought for sure we’d see some wild weather along the way as we crossed the Mediterranean Sea or the Indian Ocean... Read more >>

Kitesurfing in Tarifa Spain, Europe’s Windy Mecca!

Tarifa is a small town at the southern tip of Spain on the Costa de la Luz in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia. Its walled old town has bared witness to centuries of conflict since the invasion... Read more >>

Partying in Ibiza, Where to Stay, Clubs and What to do

What comes to mind when you hear Ibiza? Sunny summer days, golden beaches and turquoise waters? Partying, super clubs and drugs? Or both? Ibiza is certainly world famous for all of that... Read more >>