Snap of the Day – The Lovely Forest

Unfortunately, we have to start this post with some bad news. Just before the weekend, the Ayuntamiento of Iznalloz announced on its Facebook page that there are 6 new cases here of the COVID-virus. You might think that this is a low number - after all, our hometown only has about 7.000 inhabitants. But during …

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Creepy Travels – An Underground Walk amongst Skulls and Bones

Even without giving away the name of the location, I guess you know what touristic hotspot I am talking about. Indeed, the Paris Catacombs! It has been the subject of intriguing documentaries and horror movies (like the not so great As Above, So Below). Moreover, look for the catacombs on YouTube, and you will see …

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Summer Sunset Memories – Retro Edition

Current weather conditions in Iznalloz: partially cloudy. There was even a bit of rain earlier this morning. Predicted temperature for today: 29 °C degrees (84 °F for our American friends). Now, in a lot of countries to the north of us, these temperatures are typical for summer. During "our" summer, however, we had temperatures around …

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A Voyage to the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park – Part 1

Since the end of June, Lars and I have been exploring the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park at regular intervals. Let's start with some facts and numbers: Established in 1989.12,128 hectares (29,970 acres).Altitude between 1100 and 1900 meters.Located not far from Granada.Includes mountain ranges such as the Sierra de Huétor, Sierra de Arana, and Sierra …

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Snap of the Day – The Dangerous Road

Some of the most exciting travel experiences I have had (with and without Lars) so far: Spending the night in the desert of the South of Tunisia.Standing on the Odessa Stairs.Tasting wines in Chisinau.Driving around in Monument Valley.Enjoying a beer spa in the Czech Republic. When the coronavirus hit Spain, the Viking and I thought …

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Driving in Paradise – Crossing the Stelvio Pass

This summer, Lars and I have crossed mountains. Explored badlands. Climbed to the top of canyons. Traversed deserts. In other words, it has been a very adventurous time, and, luckily, we have had no accidents whatsoever. Honestly, given the fact that we have pulled off some stunts, that's actually a bit of a miracle... But... …

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Discover Belgium’s Most Picturesque Town

Surely, you have heard about Brussels and its magnificent Grand Place. Bruges and its romantic canals. Antwerp and its most beautiful train station in the world. But I bet you have never heard of Thuin and its hanging gardens... That's right: hanging gardens. Until some years ago, neither had Lars and I. Then, a travel …

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Snap of the Day – Another Day, Another Embalse

Or so it seems... Yesterday, when Lars and I were doing some explorations in the province of Malaga, we quite unexpectedly found another one. Anyway, the one on the picture is located not far from the Sierra Nevada. Somehow, I think that rock makes it even more stunning! Even a bit exotic! The next days, …

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Photography Essay: Parque El Nacimiento in Deifontes

One of the closest municipalities to Iznalloz is Deifontes. With its 2600 inhabitants, it's quite smaller than our hometown (about 7000 people). DeifontesIznalloz Whenever Lars and I crossed the Sierra Arana, we always ended up in Deifontes. In the beginning, we wrongly assumed that there was nothing to see here. Until one day, we discovered …

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5 Places in Malaga Close to Our Heart

Before we settled in the province of Granada, we lived in the neighboring province of Malaga. Lars and I were very happy there, in our whitewashed house, with its rooftop terrace where we had many BBQs... Unfortunately, after some time, we were confronted with some severe humidity problems. And since Lars tends to be asthmatic, …

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