• Spain
  • The Flowers of Montserrat

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    If I had included all the beautiful flowers that I found in the Spanish mountains, my blog post about the gorgeous hike up Montserrat would have been far too long! I’ve put together a collection of my favourite floral discoveries here for your perusal If you’re from Europe, you might not find these flowers as […]

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  • Hiking Montserrat

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    This hike was one of the most beautiful ones that we did on our trip! It was a fairly long drive from our campsite south of Barcelona but so worth it. An hour’s drive inland from Barcelona lies a mass of jagged rock spires, standing out above the gentle hills surrounding it. It’s the toothy outline of […]

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  • Camping in Catalonia

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      About three hours after driving over the beautiful Pyrenees, we arrived our second campsite to do some camping in Catalonia. It was situated about an hour’s drive south of the big port city, Barcelona. We wanted to visit both Barcelona and Tarragona, so we picked a campsite in between the two cities in Catalonia. […]

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  • A Roman Amphitheatre by the Beach

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      Just a twenty minute drive south of our campsite, Camping Gavina, we arrived at the ancient city of Tarragona. We travelled here to see some impressive Roman ruins on the coast. This second-century amphitheatre is still quite well intact today and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The surrounding area is the oldest Roman settlement in the Iberian […]

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  • Twin Fin Surf, Tenerife

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    Earlier this year, I spent a few sunny and totally chilled out days on Tenerife at Twin Fin Surf & Yoga Camp. I got a lift from Los Cristianos ferry port, a little way up the west coast with the manager, Antonio. He’s a super guy, really friendly and easy to get along with. The […]

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  • A Guide to La Palma

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    Last month we left the rain of Cork behind and headed out to the Canary Islands for a sunshine adventure! I was blown away by the natural beauty and diversity of these islands – even though I didn’t get to seeing them all. I’ve put together a guide to La Palma, my favourite island, for […]

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  • Los Cristianos

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    If you arrive at Tenerife via ferry, you’ll be familiar with the touristy town of Los Cristianos. This town used to have such a small population that they couldn’t afford a castle or fort and so they were continuously raided by pirates, keeping the population down. A lot has changed in the last few hundred years as industries […]

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  • La Gomera

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    For a about a week, I worked remotely on the island of La Gomera at a little place in a barranco called La Mangita. I had a little apartment to myself with views over the valley, mountains, trees and the cliffs from my balcony. To maximise my daylight hours, I woke up at sunrise and […]