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Summer comes with a giveaway!

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 of most travellers’...

5+3 things not to miss in Badajoz

As a tourist destination, Badajoz is often overshadowed by more popular Mérida, Cáceres and Trujillo. That said, Extremadura’s biggest city is not to be overlooked. It offers enough local sights and attractions to keep you busy for a weekend. Here are 5 + 3 things not...

5+3 things not to miss in Badajoz

As a tourist destination, Badajoz is often overshadowed by more popular Mérida, Cáceres and Trujillo. That said, Extremadura’s biggest city is not to be overlooked. It offers enough local sights and attractions to keep you busy for a weekend. Here are 5 + 3 things not...

Very Extremeño things: the ‘salita’

Today I invite you to virtually peek into my parents’ house to explain a very extremeño concept in our houses–the ‘salita’. Let me start by explaining what a ‘salita’ is not. It’s not a living room or a sitting room, because it’s not big enough to accommodate guests....

Spanish traditions: All Saints’ Day

Halloween’s gone. Thank God. I’ve been reading about pumpkins, eerie places and horror films for weeks. Time to move on. Don’t get me wrong. I like Halloween, but only the dressing-up part. We Spaniards love dressing up, probably due to having a big Carnival...

Fish recipes – Jerte-style trout

With Christmas just around the corner you may be having guests over for dinner soon. Not sure what to cook? Do you like Spanish recipes? If you are looking for fish recipes here’s an idea—Jerte-style trout. It’s simple, quick and delicious. Jerte is a small town...

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,...

Summer comes with a giveaway!

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 of most travellers’...

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