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How to Hike the Spanish Pyrenees on a Budget

How to Hike the Spanish Pyrenees on a Budget

Travel Spain: Hike the Spanish Pyrenees on a budget   Spreading from coast to coast and separating France from Spain, the curved backbone of the Spanish…

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Lunar Landscape and Desert Ruins

Lunar Landscape and Desert Ruins

Travel Spain: explore the lunar landscapes and desert ruins   Spain’s hinterland has a lunar landscape and is full of ruins, so much so that you…

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STRANDED: A Night in a SMART Car

STRANDED: A Night in a SMART Car

It’s 11.55am and we’re madly putting our clothes on, shoving the rest into our backpacks and stuffing the toiletry bag alongside them. Check out is…

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Road Trippin’ the A-31 for Spanish Castles

Road Trippin’ the A-31 for Spanish Castles

Travel Spain: road trip to some Spanish castles   I never made the link between Spain and Castles. Call me naive but I didn’t. Upon…

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Drivin’ La Hoz Del Jucar Gorge

Drivin’ La Hoz Del Jucar Gorge

Travel Spain: Explore La Hoz Del Jucar   Our base for the past few weeks has been Caudete, a tiny town situated in central Spain. Desperately craving…

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Road Trips in Central Spain

Road Trips in Central Spain

Travel Spain: Road Trips in Central Spain   The central region of Spain, Castilla-la Mancha is like Australia; it is dry, arid and absolutely enormous. …

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Caudete Fiesta in Spain- Historical Wars and Colourful Parades

Caudete Fiesta in Spain- Historical Wars and Colourful Parades

For a traditional and authentic spanish summer festival, look no further than the Caudete fiesta in Spain. A 5 day historical celebration commemorating the Reconquista that lasted from…

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When a Small Town in Spain Becomes Home

When a Small Town in Spain Becomes Home

When my dad offered us the chance to house sit in a small town in Spain we jumped at the chance. It’s not often you…

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My Fetish With Spanish Doors

My Fetish With Spanish Doors

I’ve fallen for Spanish doors. Big time!   As I wander down the cobbled alleyways of any Spanish town I have visited, a door, seemingly nailed…

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Fiesta de Gracia- Giant Sculptures and Fire

Fiesta de Gracia- Giant Sculptures and Fire

Fiesta de Gracia is Barcelona’s biggest and most colourful Fiesta, celebrating art, culture and catalan traditions….  Over a week, 1.5 million visitors wander the 18 streets and…

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