Urban Travel Blog

Author: Sam Howe

Having taught English around the world, as well as making the most of those long summer holidays, teaching has become Sam's passport to travel. Currently based in Valencia, he enjoys writing about food, sport, politics and his latest travel adventures.

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Kick back on La Concha beach, pig out on Michelin-starred pintxos and revel in the local fiestas like La Tamborrada. Sam Howe gives us his expert take on what to do in San Sebastian during a long weekend break… San Sebastian, or Donostia as it’s known to locals, was a…

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With walking tours, cooking lessons, bar crawls and surf classes on offer, Sam Howe discovers that learning Spanish in San Sebastian doesn’t have to feel like going back to school… Let’s be honest: we native English speakers are pretty rubbish at languages. Most people’s memories of school lessons revolve around…

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Hard to describe, impossible to forget: Sam Howe urges us to give in to our primal instincts and join Valencia in celebrating Spain’s most spectacular festival. It always goes off with a bang… To prepare for Las Fallas, I asked seasoned Valencians to describe what I should be bracing myself…