My name is Irene Corchado Resmella, the author of the first travel blog in English about Extremadura written by a local.

Here, you’ll find:

✓ Carefully curated practical guides to organise your trip to Extremadura.

 First-hand information from the unique point of view of a local, yet multilingual and culturally aware expat.

 Culture and traditions-related content you won’t find in travel guides.

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Going down the mine in Logrosán

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Extremeños and penknives

Summer 1992 at a shopping centre in Vitoria, Basque Country. We were heading out after some afternoon family shopping, when the alarm went off. The security man approached my grandad, who was carrying a shopping bag. “Perdone, pero creo que lleva usted una alarma en...

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