I don’t know what it is about Cantabria, but to-date it’s my favorite place in Europe, and probably the only region of Spain which I have visited several times â€“ and I don’t intend on stopping.
You’re standing on a rocky hill, on the walls of a 9th century fortress. It’s a windy April day, but the sun is trying to break through from between the clouds.
You now know perfectly well what my favorite destination in Spain is – the north, with its small and large towns, and houses built in the middle of nowhere. Its somewhere I can go at any time of the year and today I invite you to enjoy a walk around Santander.
Costa Blanca are mainly beaches â€“ long and sandy ones â€“ and so in this sense are some of the nicest on the southeastern coast of Spain.Â Unfortunately, most of the coast is developed with what in many cases are somewhat chaotically constructed buildings, with taller apartment blocks vying for nicer views.Â However, there are also some jewels here and there, and for lovers of minimally more active breaks and beautiful scenery, the cliff walk – Ruta de los Acantilados – in Benitachell is one of them.
After 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.
When we mentioned that we are going to Nerja to our Spanish friends, they asked “what for?”, with expressions of bewilderment on their faces. It was March, long before the start of the season, and Nerja struck them as being nothing more than place to relax on the beach. So we decided to find out for ourselves.
Just a few, inadequate photos of Valencia. This was a short trip from Madrid for about 1.5 days and in fact only to see the sea, and so my camera didn’t have to work too hard is time.
Spring is in the air! I love the Spanish version of February, with trees blooming in Madrid’s city parks. In Poland you have to wait until April to enjoy these kind of views.
Imagine the sea, mountains, greenery, sandy beaches & rocks, forests, wild fields and sometimes a quaint town, a setting sun & cloudless sky or even a dramatically cloudy day. This is Asturias in Summer…