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Exploring the Sierra Nevada and Granada

Exploring the south of Spain on a Road Trip - Part 2 Leaving the small seaside town of San Jose behind we set off in Betty the Berlingo to continue exploring the south of Spain - our next stop was the Sierra Nevada and Granada. We were now in the National Park of Cabo...

Road Trip around the south of Spain (Part 1)

I had been static for far too long since my return from S E Asia so when my friend suggested a road trip around the south of Spain I didn't hesitate - I was in! I decided not to research too much into any of the destinations on the road trip because I wanted to...

Top things to do in Milan: Scarlet’s Travel Guide

What are the top things to do in Milan? If you have 3 days in Milan you can cover most of the sights and get a really good feel for this Italian city. Milan is a chic, charming city full of style. Quietly confident yet understated, it’s full of little boutique cafes...

Work hard, play hard: a Catalan summer #2

Farming and Fiestas: work hard, play hard. And after all the work that I told you about in my previous article, you must agree that the Catalans certainly deserve to party. Everyday, somewhere in Catalunya there will be a fiesta happening.  Celebrating the birth, life...

Work hard, play hard – a Catalan summer #1

Farming and fiestas. Work hard and play hard.  That seems to be the motto and ethic of the majority of Catalans the region in Spain where I spent my summer.  Fruit and nut trees grow where the River Ebro has formed plains at the foot of the mountains and the climate...

Summer in Catalunya

There are tons of things to see and do in Catalunya, and while I spent much of the summer writing I also had plenty of opportunity to get out and about and to explore. Along with my friend Debs, my main partner-in-crime during the summer, one of the places that I...

What is the Correfoc?

What is a Correfoc? The Correfoc is a Catalan fiesta which translates as Fire Run and it's certainly not an event for the faint-hearted or for those of a nervous disposition! The 'colles de diables' or groups of devils wear costumes decorated with intricate designs,...

Cat Fishing in Catalunya

When I was in Catalunya I was offered the chance to go cat fishing on the River Ebro. Click here to read about my experience A week later when I was chatting to a random man on the Metro (as I tend to do) and asked what cat fishing was, the word association prompted...

Exploring the Ebro Delta in Catalunya

My time in Catalunya, Spain has been spent in some diverse places.  I have climbed mountains and I have relaxed on beaches.  I have eaten countless tapas from the smallest backstreet bars and I have dined in a Michelin Star restaurant. Contrasting totally with all of...

Lloret de Mar and Platja d’Aro

Do you remember the Spanish beach resorts? Maybe it's time that you revisited them The beach resorts of Lloret de Mar and Platja d’Aro The Spanish beach resorts attract millions of tourists every year. Visitor numbers are influenced by the global economic situation,...

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