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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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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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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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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More Spanish Badlands – Follow the Road to Lugros

If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of Granada, consider making this short road trip. It will take about half a day and the itinerary is easy to follow. And you will be rewarded with stunning landscapes, such as on the road to Belerda. Set your GPS on Marchal, known for its beautiful clay …

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Snap of the Day – An Architectural Gem

Slowly but surely, August is coming to an end... And what a month it has been! A very hot one, which explains why we have mostly sought some refreshment in nature. Sometimes we did see some beautiful castles, like this one... Moreover, it has also been a month of some unexpected and spectacular discoveries. September …

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Discover the Timeless Beauty of the Place Stanislas (Nancy)

Although it only takes you three hours and a half to drive from Brussels to Nancy, this French city has a completely different vibe than the Belgian capital. And even though the weather was far from sunny - as you can clearly see in the pictures, Nancy has a certain Mediterranean atmosphere... Who Is Stanislas? …

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Is Blankenberge Worth a Visit?

Summers can be hot in Belgium. And as soon as temperatures approach 30 degrees Celsius and more, a lot of Belgians will go to the coast. Given the fact that our coastline is less than 70 kilometers long, bigger places like Blankenberge can become quite crowded during (summer) holidays and long weekends. Part of the …

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