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

Logrosán is a small town located in the southeast of Cáceres province within the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark area. Despite not being a particularly appealing destination, it once was an important mining town. In my last trip to Extremadura I visited the Costanaza...

A walk and lunch in Cañamero

Cañamero is a small town located in the southeast of Cáceres province, not far from Guadalupe and within the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark, a protected area of natural beauty and geological relevance. From my point of view, the town itself isn’t particularly pretty....

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...

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