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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...

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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...

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...

On melons and favours

My dad’s colleague is a fan of Formula 1, so when he found out my boyfriend R works for one of the teams, he got excited. He asked whether R would buy a T-shirt for him and take it to Extremadura on our next trip. He would, of course, gives us the money. No, R...

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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