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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Accommodation in Extremadura: Hospedería Conventual de Alcántara
Hospedería Conventual de Alcántara is a 15th-century former convent turned 4-star hotel in the beautiful town of Alcántara, in Cáceres province. I booked it for a one-night family stay there in July 2021 and these are my impressions:This article is NOT sponsored. That...
Walking in Extremadura: Cabañas del Castillo-Ortijuela
As the hottest month of the year, July isn’t exactly the best month for walking in Extremadura. That doesn’t mean you can’t walk, though. You just have to adapt to the weather conditions and find a suitable (morning) route for you. In this article, I share my thoughts...
Extremadura castles: Cabañas del Castillo
The first day trip I did during my recent summer holiday in Extremadura was to Cabañas del Castillo. I started off with a 3-hour walking route from the village to the sierra de la Ortijuela and back. Then, I walked up to the castle to enjoy what has entered my top 3...
Cerro Masatrigo – walking up Extremadura’s coolest roundabout
Despite having visited La Siberia area several times, it wasn’t until last year that I discovered Cerro Masatrigo while using Google Maps to explore new places to go to. And on a hot September day, I set off early in the morning to walk up what must be Extremadura’s...
Summer views from Alange castle
Extremadura landscapes change significantly throughout the seasons and your impressions of a place may vary, depending on which time of the year you visit. The first time I went to Alange was in spring 2016. I went back a few days ago in late summer and the landscape...
Natural pools in Extremadura: where to swim in Sierra de Gata
Extremadura summers have been described in British and US media as ‘Arizona-hot’. Now, not having visited Arizona myself, I can tell you that summers are unbearably hot. I try my best to avoid travelling there from June to October. But maybe you like hot summers. Or...