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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...

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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...

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....

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...

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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