the view over gaudixs cave quarter
Destinations

The Habitable Caves of Spain’s Guadix

In the South of Spain, within the province of Granada, sitting alongside the river, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada is the small city of Guadix. Wander into the hills that overlook the more modernised centre to find the cave houses and their occupants, the Trogloditas, presumably from the prehistoric name given to… Continue reading The Habitable Caves of Spain’s Guadix

press and tractor outside the parc tematic de l'oli of les garrigues
Destinations, Reviews

Discover the History of Olive Oil in Les Garrigues

The sun shining in a clear blue sky above the blooming blossom is one reason to explore Lleida in March. Heading south from the Spanish the city of Lleida in the direction of les Borges Blanques, there is the Parc Temátic de l’Oli waiting to be discovered. Just off the main N-240 road with a… Continue reading Discover the History of Olive Oil in Les Garrigues

panoramic picture of the mountains in huesco from the pico de aguila hike
Adventures, Stories

Hiking in Huesca

From mushroom picking to taking a peek at the snow capped mountains of the Pyrenees, this was an unexpected hike in Aragon. When heading out for a walk, somehow, we always manage to reach some mountain peak.  This woodland walk searching for mushrooms was no different, as we ended up 1,623 metres high and taking… Continue reading Hiking in Huesca

farena catalunya spain
Destinations

Farena: Catalunya, Spain

Situated within the Mountains of Prades, close to the Brugent River, it sits at 610m above sea level. Farena is a small medieval mountain village in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The village is easily accessible by car and as there are parking facilities is the ideal starting point for the surrounding bike and… Continue reading Farena: Catalunya, Spain

Adventures, Stories

Celebrating the Feast of Saint John’s Eve in Catalonia

Fire runs, fireworks, beach parties and outdoor concerts, the Catalans know how to celebrate Saint John's Eve. I must have drifted off to sleep at some point as when I awoke it was peaceful again, after creating memories of the fiestas of Sant Joan that will stay with me for a lifetime. Driving around the… Continue reading Celebrating the Feast of Saint John’s Eve in Catalonia

view into the sea from a cove on menorca
Destinations, Reviews

Menorca: A Spanish Balearic Island

Full of vivid green fields, bright buttercups, turquoise coves and sandy beaches, Menorca is the most northern of the Balearics. Menorca lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of mainland Spain. A little less visited than the Balearic Islands of Majorca and Ibiza, Menorca is incredibly picturesque with long sandy beaches, turquoise waters and… Continue reading Menorca: A Spanish Balearic Island

Equipment, Reviews

Aloe Vera Products of Fuerteventura

Using a local, natural product of the Spanish Canary island during a hiking holiday refreshed, revived and healed. The Aloe Vera plant grows well in the climate of the Spanish Canary Islands. Although there is little research to confirm that it holds healing properties the plant has been used for thousands of years with a… Continue reading Aloe Vera Products of Fuerteventura

the goats on fuerteventura that inspired the goat life poem
Inspired, Stories

Goat Life: A Poem Inspired by Fuerteventura

A short poem inspired by the goats of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. After spending the night camping on a hillside of Fuerteventura the goats bleating by were an unexpected surprise. As they woke me in the morning and I peered out of the tent it was obvious that this intrusion on their land was very… Continue reading Goat Life: A Poem Inspired by Fuerteventura

vicens traditional chocolatiers agramunt lleida catalunya spain
Destinations, Equipment, Reviews

Vicens Museum: Chocolate and Nougat Making in Agramunt

In Spain's Catalan province of Lleida, to the east of the city itself is the town of Agramunt. There lies the home of the Vicens family turrón (nougat) and chocolate. First records of the ‘Torró d´Agramunt’ date back to 1741, but the factory is now a little more modern than in those early days. Though… Continue reading Vicens Museum: Chocolate and Nougat Making in Agramunt

the forge at the medieval market in creixell tarragona catalunya spain
Adventures, Stories

The Medieval Market of Creixell

Many villages hold a Medieval Market but not all of them have circus acts and bird shows like the one at Creixell had. The historical town of Creixell is off the N-340 between Tarragona and Barcelona in the Catalan region of Spain. Easily accessible by car, it is approximately a one hour walk or 20… Continue reading The Medieval Market of Creixell