Photo Essay – Autumn Colors in the Spanish Badlands

Remember this? Lars and I wanted to return, to see how the colors of autumn would impact the landscape. BelerdaFonelasMarchalLugros We started our excursion in Belerda. Nature certainly did not disappoint us! Look at that red, yellow, green. and blue! After Belerda, we drove to the road that connects Marchal with Lugros. More autumn colors …

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A Voyage to the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park – Part 4

First of all, here are the other parts: Part 1.Part 2.Part 3. Let's call this one "The Road Less Traveled". Today, we take you along the GR-3201, to the following municipalities: La PezaQuéntarDúdar This is a drive of about 30km (one way). If you do this in the morning, you can spend the afternoon in …

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A Place We Love – The Blue Eye

Today, we take you to one of our favorite countries, Albania. The Blue Eye is a natural phenomenon, that attracts a lot of local and international tourists. Sarandë Blue Eye is actually a water spring, located near the village of Muzinë. The biggest nearest town is Sarandë (where we were staying at that time). Some …

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Enjoying a Perfect Day in Calahonda

Calahonda is a small municipality, located at the Costa Tropical (coastline of the province of Granada). Calahonda 40m wide and 1200m long, its beach is very popular. Lars and I had passed Calahonda many times. Finally, at the beginning of this month, we spent a day on its beach. First, a short walk. Next priority, …

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Snap of the Day – Look Up!

We are back! The rest did us some good; and we did make some interesting excursions as well. By the way, as you may have heard, Spain has announced a second state of alarm, but so far it's not going to interfere much with our lifestyle. Half of the country experiences some kind of lockdown …

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A Voyage to the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park – Part 2

In case you missed it, here is Part 1. Today, we take you to the small municipality of Prado Negro and the Natural Park itself. Prado NegroGranadaIznalloz Prado Negro With landscapes such as these, I would say we were off to a good start. Time to enter the village... Our visit to Prado Negro had …

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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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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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