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Southern charm: Llerena

‘It has a southern feel’. That’s what I thought during my first stroll in Llerena, even before reaching the main square. Its two-storey whitewashed houses, big windows with wrought iron grilles and old-style roller blinds reminded me of Jerez de los Caballeros,...

Southern charm: Llerena

‘It has a southern feel’. That’s what I thought during my first stroll in Llerena, even before reaching the main square. Its two-storey whitewashed houses, big windows with wrought iron grilles and old-style roller blinds reminded me of Jerez de los Caballeros,...

What to do in Extremadura: Badajoz Carnival

Badajoz isn’t short of tourist attractions, from an Arab castle, to its colourful Plaza Alta square, a cathedral and several art museums. But, it’s often overlooked by more popular destinations, such as Mérida, Trujillo or Cáceres. Yet, it can claim having the best...

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...

The Jewish legacy in Extremadura: Hervás

After a 5-hour walk in the Garganta de los Infiernos Nature Reserve during our road trip to northern Extremadura it was time to head to our next destination: Hervás. This small town is located in the Ambroz Valley and is famous for having one of the best-preserved...

Have you ever been swimming in a quarry?

Yes, that was a question. Have you? Me neither, but I may give it a try next time I visit Alcántara. Not only does this small town in Cáceres province have one of the most stunning bridges in Spain and splendid palaces, but also a quarry just a few km away where you...

Piggy Traveller turns one (and there’s a giveaway!)

COMPETITION CLOSED I can’t believe it’s been already a year since I launched the blog. On the 5th August 2014 Piggy Traveller became a reality. Since then my online corner dedicated to my beloved Extremadura has been growing little by little. I’m chuffed every time...

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