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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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...

Churros: getting it right

I know. Churros are not exclusive to Extremadura, but I thought the blog would be the best place for me to talk about this. This Spanish snack enjoys such popularity in the UK that the term is already included in the Oxford dictionary, and I don’t even have to...

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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