Take me on a cruise

Para despedir el mes de Julio os dejamos con otro relato de Pop Up! Travellers, hoy ¡nos vamos de crucero (cruise)!. No os mováis de cubierta (deck) y disfrutad del paseo por el Mediterráneo que vamos a dar de la mano de Pablo Nuñez, que durante 10 días experimentó lo que es vivir sin tener los pies en la tierra…y una pulsera ‘all-you-can-eat’ 24h al dia.


Take me on a cruise


Fed up of doing overtime? Want to get rid of that pit bull face of your boss?

Despite you really need is to change your job I would recommend you to be taken on a cruise.

Cruises have become pretty popular as an alternative for vacations and have an enormous variety on offer. The only thing required from you is choosing the route and destinations.

In my case, we sailed across the Mediterranean Sea for a week, departing from Venice (Italy) and ending up in Istanbul (Turkey).

There were scheduled four stops, almost every day, between Venice and Istanbul: Split (Croatia), Corfú-Santorini-Athens (Greece).

Each stop had something unique in it: breath-taking landscapes, bizarre boutiques, emblematic monuments…

Special mention must be made of singular cities like Venice or Istanbul where you can get lost into their endless history and beautiness.

But cruises are not only about visiting wonderful places. Cruises are also about relaxing moments, forgetting the routine, eating as much as you can for free, betting at the casino, drinking cocktails…

Indeed, cruises are heaven if it were not for a poor management and excessively crowded fleet.

To sum up, I strongly recommend you to take me on a cruise but please, this time, let´s go to the North!

Trip to London

Me encanta viajar, y supongo que a muchos de vosotros también, pero normalmente no tenemos tantas oportunidades como nos gustaría. Inauguramos Pop Up! Travellers para que podamos compartir nuestras experiencias y así, disfrutemos de sus viajes, tomemos nota de sitios interesantes y ¡practiquemos inglés!.

Empezamos la sección con Jesús Calavia, ‘football fan (futbolero) donde los haya y un pelín ‘picky eater’ (quisquilloso con las comidas), pero ya veréis que bien se lo pasó.

“This Easter, I had the opportunity to make a special trip with my girlfriend and with another couple. The city which I visited was London and it is said to be one of the most important towns in the world.

On the one hand, I consider London is much more special than you can appreciate on TV because you never stop to see the wide range of monuments that this city contains. I could visit several places but if I were to choose one, I would probably pick “The Emirates Stadium”. Personally, I will never forget the two hours tour that I spent inside the stadium. I could feel myself as a professional footballer because you are allowed to be in the dressing room or on the field.

On the other hand, in contrast, I could see a lot of inconvenients like food or the Londoners everyday life. Regarding the food, this city is considered as one of the worst for eating. Probably, I imagine that if I lived there for a long period, I would finally find out places in which quality food is served but the different dishes I tasted made a bad impression on me.

In addition to this, I could not bear the daily life that they carry out. I realised that the lifestyle there is very stressful and they have very few time to have a rest.

To conclude, I believe London is the most interesting place where I have never been.  Thus, I recommend everybody to visit this amazing city once at least.”