Cáceres – one of the gems of Extremadura

Cáceres ExtremaduraI’m sitting here wrapped in a warm blanket, wondering what I should post next. I’ve accumulated a lot of material over the past months and there is a long list of great places which are waiting for their chance to be shown on my blog. What is hopefully the last bout of winter weather steers my thoughts to warm places, and this time it’s not AndalucĂ­a which springs to mind, but the somewhat warmer Extremadura – one of the hotter destinations I’ve been to in Spain. 

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Suances – The Cantabrian Coast

Suances - The Cantabrian CoastAfter two years of regular trips to Spain, I have noticed a strange change in my behavior – I have started to stop and talk to people. Its gotten to the stage, that as soon as I see someone with a guidebook or map at the airport or on the plane, I go up and speak to them. I then come to the realization, that a 3-hour flight is just not enough time to describe all of the places in Spain that are worth visiting, but which the average European knows little, or nothing about.

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Porto – a rainy day in Portugal

This is part 2 of our weekend trip to Portugal. For part 1, click here.

In hearing about Porto, I’m guessing that you’re imagining pretty, colourful townhouses situtated on the hills, lights glistening in the Douro river, blue skies, the Ponte Luis I bridge against the backdrop of a setting sun…

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