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A film and a book about Extremadura

You read a book or watch a film set in a specific destination, and then you can’t stop thinking about the place. Has it happened to you? Has a book or a film sparked your curiosity for travelling somewhere new? Are films and books part of your pre-trip learning...

El plato

One day, the main topic of a French class at my secondary school was food. We were talking about whether people in Spain and France have two courses or just a main meal for lunch. A classmate said ‘Well. At my house, we only have the main course, and then el plato.’ I...

9 unmissable treats you need to try in Extremadura

Food and drink are two of the most powerful elements that make a travel destination appealing, and this is particularly true in Extremadura. If you’re a real foodie who would only consider trying local food when travelling, make sure you take note of these 9...

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A film and a book about Extremadura

You read a book or watch a film set in a specific destination, and then you can’t stop thinking about the place. Has it happened to you? Has a book or a film sparked your curiosity for travelling somewhere new? Are films and books part of your pre-trip learning...

El plato

One day, the main topic of a French class at my secondary school was food. We were talking about whether people in Spain and France have two courses or just a main meal for lunch. A classmate said ‘Well. At my house, we only have the main course, and then el plato.’ I...

On melons and favours

My dad’s colleague is a fan of Formula 1, so when he found out my boyfriend R works for one of the teams, he got excited. He asked whether R would buy a T-shirt for him and take it to Extremadura on our next trip. He would, of course, gives us the money. No, R...

El plato

One day, the main topic of a French class at my secondary school was food. We were talking about whether people in Spain and France have two courses or just a main meal for lunch. A classmate said ‘Well. At my house, we only have the main course, and then el plato.’ I...

9 unmissable treats you need to try in Extremadura

Food and drink are two of the most powerful elements that make a travel destination appealing, and this is particularly true in Extremadura. If you’re a real foodie who would only consider trying local food when travelling, make sure you take note of these 9...

A Spanish ghost town: Granadilla

Small village in a rural area, no jobs, people move to big cities, and village becomes a ghost town. This might be (in short) how small places end up empty. It doesn’t apply to this Extremadura town I’m talking about today, though. The case of Granadilla is different,...

On Extremadura summers

The first time R visited my hometown of Don Benito we walked through one of the local parks. Far from impressed, he said in a sad voice ‘parks here are made of dirt’. The word ‘park’ conveys quite a different image in the UK and Extremadura. No lush green areas with...

Summer comes with a giveaway!

 THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED Today summer officially starts. Yay! We’re are having a pretty grim day here in Oxford (how lovely is the British weather?) but, guess what, most Extremadura destinations are enjoying +32-34 degrees today. #Scorcher To mark the start...

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