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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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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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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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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Discovering Spain: Madrid

We lived in Madrid for almost 2 years, from the beginning of 2013 until the end of 2014, and I believe no city is more alive than this one (at least of the cities I visited so far). Madrid is the…

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