• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • France
  • Navigating Rive Droite, Paris

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    The locals call the right or northern bank of the river Seine in Paris the Rive Droite. The area is saturated with famous attractions.  You’ll find the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, L’Arc de Triomphe,  La Place de la Concorde, Les Jardins de Tuileries and Le Louvre on this side of the river. They’re all conveniently placed almost parallel to the river. Walking […]

  • Spain
  • 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 […]