• 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 […]

  • Spain
  • 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 […]

  • France
  • Crossing the Pyrenees

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      Between France and Spain, a beautiful mountain range joins the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.  The first time I went to the Pyrenees was back in 2008, for a spontaneous weekend camping trip. Already much in love with France at that point, I was delighted with the discovery of this landscape. I didn’t actually know that the Pyrenees were […]

  • Spain
  • Dragon Trees, La Palma

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    The Canary Island Dragon Trees, Dracaena draco, are native to the islands as well parts of Africa and the Azores. They are strange and beautiful things. The biggest and oldest living “drago” as the locals call them, is about 300 years old and can be found in northwest Tenerife. SEE The dragon trees grow slowly and often stand […]