A First Exploration of Cabo de Gata

If you ever find yourself in the province of Almeria, you will probably end up in the Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve. But is it worth it? Our answer is very simple: it depends on the season. Lars and I went there in the beginning of August, which was a big mistake! Way too many …

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How to Drive To (and Through) the Gorafe Desert (and How Not to!) – Part 2

Have a look at this text first, before reading this post. Here is Part 1. Let's recuperate: in the first part, we showed you an alternative route via Iznalloz, Huélago and Villanueva de las Torres. If you don't have time to visit the latter, program the GPS for Gorafe after Huélago. Gorafe Usually, I describe …

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Let Yourself Be Seduced By Charming Comares

We're back in Spain for our post of today, but not in the province of Granada, but its neighbor Malaga. Comares Comares is not just any "white village", it's the one of the highest in Andalucia (more than 700 meters high). It's just one hour away from Malaga and if you like sea and sun, …

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Another Exploration of Iznalloz (and Extra Tapas!)

One of the most spectacular sights in our hometown is the Castillo, whose remains date from the Arab times. First, a couple of pictures taken from the main road: Starting from the church, you can easily climb the streets and look at the ruins. And if you are not afraid of narrow and steep streets, …

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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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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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A Voyage to the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park – Part 3

If you like picturesque towns, then a visit to the next three locations should be on your to-do list: NívarAlfacarVíznar Nivar Some facts and numbers: Population: about 700.14km from Granada.Roman origins.The name of the town is associated with general Hannibal. Lars and I were extremely lucky when we arrived here; we could park just a …

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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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Our Favorite Spot in Bruges

Introduction If you have ever visited Belgium, you probably started with an exploration of Brussels and afterward took the train to have a look at Bruges. Brugge The train station is not far from the historic center; you can easily reach it on foot. Bruges is one of the rare cities that has kept its …

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