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D.O. Tapas (our pick)

 
 
D.O. Tapas (our pick) Come and enjoy in Calle Iglesia 7 the best tapas gourmet, Jamón Serrano, best spanish Manchego and Curado cheese.
Give a try to the best wines from Spain: Rioja, Ribera del Duero, etc.
If you mention that you are coming from Easy Nerja Hostel you will get wine and tapas for 1,50 euros.
Every time that you order a drink, wine, beer, tinto de verano or either sodas you will get a tasty tapa!
Visit Carlos and his new D.O. Tapas
D.O. Tapas is part of our Tapas tour, guaranteed satisfaction
Picked by Edu Licciardi
 

 

 

Couchsurfing

 
CS Nerja
 
  
If you are part of the biggest network of travelers you will get a 10% off
if you book with us by email in easynerjahostel@hotmail.com!
Send us your profile in CS, the date that you want to book
and type of room and we will help you out!
 
 

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easy nerja bunk bed hostel

 

Cheryl Howard – Travel and lifestyle of a blogger

 

Bio: A Canadian who quit her job, sold everything she owned and left behind a great life all to move to Berlin for 18 months. Now based at home again in Toronto, Cheryl continues her career as a freelance writer specializing in European travel and expat life. She’s now on a mission to slowly re-discover her home and native land through a series of weekend trips.
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cherrysberries
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/cherylhowardblog
Web: http://cherylhoward.com 
 
EASY INTERVIEW
 

1.      How did you first get into travel blogging?

I started to write about travel while planning a 2 week trip to Brazil and Argentina. I’m not sure what exactly compelled me to write about it but I started sharing my experiences purchasing a back-pack and getting a touristvisa.

While on that trip to South America, I published (almost) daily blog updates which I’m sure that no one other than my mom and maybe my cat read.

A few months later I lost my job due to corporate downsizing and decided to take a sabbatical. During that time, I began to travel more frequently and write about my experiences.

To be honest, I didn’t know there was such a thing as “travel blogging.”

While out for dinner with friends one night, a fellow blogger friend told me about a travel writing class at a local college so I signed up right away.

Meanwhile, I started following established travel bloggers and gradually become more involved in the online and offline communities, taking part in Twitter talks like Travel Talk on Twitter and attending Travel Massive events in Toronto.

When I moved to Berlin, I continued to stay involved in the community by attending more events, going to conferences and meeting other blogger. Before I knew it, my blog suddenly was “serious” and I was getting invited on press trips and landing new assignments outside of my blog.

 

2.      What’s the secret to creating a successful travel blog?

I’m not sure if there’s any *one* secret, but here are a few tips:

-          Write with your own voice and personal style. Be original and produce unique content. I hate reading a post that is a regurgitation of Lonely Planet or Wikipedia as it’s boring. Write well and be sure to edit before you publish for spelling, grammar etc.).

-          Build a following slowly and honestly. Let it happen organically. If you’re content is good, it will be read and shared. Interact with your followers through various social media platforms by being personable, fun, helpful and engaging.  Naturally make people interested in what you have to say and want to follow you. Do NOT buy followers/fans etc. to boost your numbers for advertisers. People will notice, you won’t appear as authentic and you’ll lose credibility.

-          Get involved with the travel blogging community. Learn from other travel bloggers. Attend conferences, go to other events, engage them in social media, read their blogs, join and participate in some of the Facebook groups.

 

3.      What advice would you give to fledgling travel bloggers?

Be a passionate traveler who loves nothing more than to share their experience with others. Simply be inspiring! Make me want to go where you go and stay tuned into what you do.

 

4.      How do you make money out of travel blogging?

You can make money out of travel blogging? Please tell me how!

I personally don’t make any money from my blog as no longer accept advertising.

The reality is that there isn’t a lot of money to be made from travel blogging and only top bloggers have been successful at turning their blogs into something that generates income. Nomadic Matt is a great example.

Most travel (or other) bloggers make money by diversifying somehow – they sell e-books, partner with affiliates and write for print or other online publications. Some people like me have full-time gigs doing something else altogether in order to support our round-world adventures.

I’m actually an IT project manager working for a non-profit organization!

 

5.      How do you fit in blogging while on the road?

This has never been an issue for me. If I feel like writing, I just do it! I love nothing more than passing an afternoon or evening away inside a beautiful café wherever I am.

 

 

6.      What are your top gadgets that you always take travelling?

My top gadget by far is my iPhone. I use it for everything! Google Maps for directions, Four Square to find cool places to eat or drink, Instagram/Twitter/Facebook to publish live updates on press trips, Skype/WhatsApp to chat with loved ones.

And of course I could not do without my digital SLR and laptop.

 

7.      What is your favorite destination so far?

My favorite city in the world is Budapest. I’ll visit this city over and over again for the rest of my life. Every time I stand on the Chain Bridge and take in that now familiar landscape, I tear up a bit as it’s that joyful!

I think it’s beautiful and romantic yet gritty and even a bit dark. I love the food, wine and local culture in general – there’s an appealing bohemian vibe that makes me feel at home.

 

8.      Your best epic travel story?

I’m not the kind of person who writes an article “That time I almost got shot in Columbia …” but some of my most epic moments include:

-          Despite being terribly out of shape, bursting into tears several times and spraining my knee during the journey – hiking the entire Inca Trail in Peru (solo)!

-          Meeting people randomly at a restaurant in Montreal and spending the rest of the night hanging out together at a local jazz bar.

-          Walking along the Charles Bridge in Prague on a cold, snow filled night and deciding that I’d move to Berlin.

discover nerja

discover nerja!

 

discover nerja
discover nerja

enjoy the fantastic beaches in Nerja, all year arround, come and feel the sun!

 

Lovers of the nature can enjoy the wonderful countryside in the area, camping at the campsite or in the camping zone in the parkland. For those who seek arternative activities on their holidays, there is fishing, diving, waterskiing, canoeing, water bikes, hiking, cycling, horseriding, jeep safaris, paragliding and much mores… with authorized services from full guarantee.

   The historic centre, than begins in the Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe), was constructed around 1487. Former 9th Century Castle, it is now a viewing point above the sea. To the side of the Balcón, you will find the 17th Century El Salvador Church, constructed in baroque-mudejar style. You may also visit the 16th Century Nuestra Señora de las Angustias Hermitage with its paintings by the master Alonso Cano.  In the old quarter of town, typical small shops offer local craftworks and products of the area, including the sweet wine and olive oil, honey and tropical fruits. At the beach and fish restaurants you can enjoy the “pescaito frito” (fried fish), whilst the many international restaurants in town offer a wide variety of menus to suit all tastes.

  Nerja retains its traditional festivals: the Fair, Holy Week (Easter), the San Isidro pilgrimage and the festivals of San Juan and Día del Carmen are also celebrated in their own special way. There are a wide range of cultural events throughout the year. Of particular note is the acclaimed “Nerja Caves Festival”, wich takes place amongst stalactites and stalagmites, wich were formed over millions of years. The Nerja Caves are currently the 3rd most visited monument in the whole of Spain. (Font: www.nerja.es)

activities and tours nerja

activities

activities and tours nerja
activities and tours in Nerja

Easy Nerja is a new, clean and very economical hostel in the centre of Nerja. Between bus stop and Balcon de Europa. The facilities and comforts that are needed when traveling combine with the local history, as it is located in new building, in the heart of the village.

Easy Nerja  is international, friendly, comfortable and very affordable. The best way to visit Nerja.

For those who love traveling,

For those who want to discover
places far away from the world,

For those who want to make the most of their time and their money,

And who like to make each journey a unique experience,

Easy Nerja is their hostel.