Mountain hiking at Laguna Grande de Peñalara

Laguna Grande de Peñalara is a glacier lake, part of Sierra de Guadarrama natural park (Madrid, Spain). The lake lies directly under Almanzor mountain, the highest peak of Sierra de Gredos with 2,592m.  We started our walk at Puerto de…

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A day trip to Aranjuez

Aranjuez is a city in the southern part of Madrid, Spain. It was founded as a royal pleasure retreat by the Crown of Spain in 1560, and until 1752 only the nobility could visit it. Since 2001 it is considered a…

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Water Mills Route – A walk in Mira, Portugal

Mira is a small city in the central Portuguese district of Coimbra. It is a coastal municipality between two other coastal cities: Aveiro and Figueira da Foz. It is known mainly for its sandy beaches, forests and protected natural areas,…

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Ávila, another World Heritage Site visited!

Ávila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Spain. It is best known for its almost intact medieval city walls, semicircular towers and nine gates. But the city has more to offer,…

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Berlin & Potsdam in 6 days

Berlin was waiting for me a long time ago. It was one of those trips I was continuously delaying because it was too close or because it was such a big city that I knew I needed more than a…

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Hiking Ruta del Cares (Picos de Europa)

Hiking Ruta del Cares was part of our trip to Picos de Europa National Park, Spain. It is a very famous route, considered one of the most breathtaking trekking trails that can be done in Europe. The 12 km path…

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A road & boat trip in Croatia

This is a itinerary of a trip we did two years ago when we were living in Dublin (June, 2015). Honestly we chose Croatia because at that time we were looking for a sunny place in Europe where we could…

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Discovering Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a Spanish island created by vulcano eruptions. It is part of the Canary islands, the most easterly and the 4th largest island of the group with a population of approximately 150,000 people.  We spent 4 full days in the…

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A weekend between Valladolid & Tordesillas

Valladolid and Tordesillas are part of the Castilla & León region in northwest Spain. It is located 2 hours by car from Madrid but you can also use the train which is actually quicker (1 hour from Madrid Chamartín sation).…

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