SUZHOU

ESPAÑOL

  • We were here: September 26, 2018.
  • Recommended number of days: at least one full day, including overnight stay. Better if they are two.
  • My score: I doubt between rating it 3 or 4/5.

Most visitors think Suzhou is a town with canals and gardens and not a full-blown city with almost 6 million inhabitants. The truth is that it is both, Continue reading “SUZHOU”

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XI’AN

ESPAÑOL

  • We were here: 2 days at the beginning of October 2018.
  • Number of days needed: 2. If you are going on a day trip to Mount Hua, then 3. If you are a fan of archeology, you probably need a week.
  • My score: 3/5. No doubt it is a city worthy of a visit, but I am not sure if I would repeat it, and certainly not in the next few years, I explain below why.

Xi’an (西安) is the most important city in the history of China. Continue reading “XI’AN”

SHANGHAI

ESPAÑOL

  • We were here: 3 days at the end of September 2018.
  • Number of days needed for a visit: at least 2.
  • My score: 4/5.

My Chinese cousin Jiaping told me once, “I love living in Spain, but even better is that the day I want to return to my city, I’ll be returning nothing less than to Shanghai”. At that moment I could imagine what she was referring to, but now that I have seen it with my own eyes, I understand perfectly the reason of her satisfaction face. Continue reading “SHANGHAI”

KEFALONIA

ESPAÑOL

  • I was here: half day in June 2008 and another half day in September 2017.
  • Number of days needed: 3, although it depends on if we have visited the neraby islands or not.
  • My score 3/5.

The first time I went to Greece I landed here because it was the most convenient airport to the Ionian Islands, but I considered more interesting to visit the neighboring Lefkada, Continue reading “KEFALONIA”

SYDNEY

ESPAÑOL

  • Al was here: 2 days by the end of November 2005 and 5 by the end of February 2012.
  • Number of days needed: at least 2.
  • My score: 5/5.

I was not thinking of writing about Australia at this time in my life, but for my birthday I usually give myself a post from somewhere that makes me particularly excited, Continue reading “SYDNEY”

MENORCA

ESPAÑOL

  • We were here: 5 days at the end of September 2016.
  • Number of days required: at least 3.
  • My score: 4/5.

Few know that it belonged to United Kingdom during almost the entire eighteenth century, at the same time that Spain lost Gibraltar. Although the Caribbean island of Trinidad was given in exchange, we could say that we Spanish can still thank (and probably the only thing we may thank him) Napoleon for helping to recover it, because although similar to the others, Menorca is a small paradise that nobody should resign to. Continue reading “MENORCA”