I lived in Tarragona for 3 months during my studies for an internship, also hoping to refresh my Spanish. Most of the people I knew in Tarragona were abroad students like me so that it did not quite help with my Spanish but I lived with two Spanish guys and had the chance to get to know the real Spanish lifestyle thanks to their friends and family.
It’s been almost 20 years the first time I was in Olympos. No, not the one in Greece, the one in Turkey, near to Antalya. Olympos was a Lycian city, dating back 4th century BC, located in a beautiful river valley between the Beydaglari mountain group along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.
If you want to visit one of the Balearic Islands of Spain, you should consider visiting Menorca, the small sister island of Mallorca. Menorca is as beautiful as Mallorca, only with less hotels and tourists.
I know North Cyprus is not an internationally recognised country and I shouldn’t be counting it as one but honestly who cares… The northern part of the island is a beautiful hidden gem in Mediterranean Sea waiting for you to be discovered. My brother lives in North Cyprus and I’ve been there for three times so far and every time I was there I was lucky enough to explore something new thanks to my brother who is an officially recognised tourist guide in North Cyprus.
Visiting San Sebastian was like having a short vacation away from Spain while I was living in Spain. This small beautiful town in Basque Country in Northern Spain presents a completely different facade of Spain.