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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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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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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Hiking in Sao Jacinto, Portugal

When it’s not raining, winter in Portugal is generally great. Temperatures are relatively high, specially when compared with central and north European countries. And when it’s like that, it’s a good day to walk! This time we chose Sao Jacinto…

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A weekend at Kruger Park

During our stay in Mozambique in November 2016 (most of the time working) we spent an entire weekend at the Kruger Park in South Africa. We drove from Maputo (Mozambique’s capital) to Nelspruit on a Friday after lunch – approximately…

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Visiting the National Reserve of Paracas

Paracas is a small port town, 270 km from Lima, the capital of Peru. It means “sand rain” in the indigenous language Quechua. It is the place to stay if planning to visit the Paracas National Reserve and/or Islas Ballestas.…

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The Peruvian desert – Ica & Huacachina

The extremely varied landscapes in Peru give the opportunity to visit almost all kinds of climates. We were already in the mountains and now the desert… Nazca is part of the Peruvian desert (read our last article about Nazca here)…

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The incredible citadel of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel right in the middle of the Peruvian Andes mountains. It was built in the 15th century and today it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Of course this…

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