• Crete
  • Aspri Limni / White Lake Beach

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    Aspri Limni is situated on the west coast of Crete, just north of the popular Elafonissi Lagoon. It’s worth a stop-over if you’re travelling south to Elafonissi. The name of this beach means “White Lake”, probably so called because of the salt that collects and dries around it. The salt gathers on the sharp rocks that form […]

  • France
  • The Pearl of France

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    Nicknamed the Pearl of France, Menton is well-situated between mountains and the Med. The city was ruled by the Princes of Monaco until the French Revolution. It rejoined Monaco in 1814 and then separated from Monaco again about 40 years later. Apparently this was partly due to the tax that was being imposed on lemon […]

  • France
  • Menton Beachfront

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    The sunny south of France obviously has a sense of charm, attracting tourists and socialites from near and far to crowd beaches and flood cities. We avoided Nice and Antibes because of the crowds, parking and general tourist madness in June/July, but Menton was pretty laid-back at this time of year. I really loved the architecture, pastel buildings and warm colours […]

  • Spain
  • 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. […]

  • Spain
  • 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 […]