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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Romangordo: painting village life one house at a time
Romangordo was the rural highlight of my latest trip to Extremadura. Who would have thought that a small town of 256 people is home to such an array of cool urban art? I found out about it on social media only a few months ago, and last month I went to see it with my...
San Martín de Trevejo, a rural gem in northern Extremadura
San Martín de Trevejo is a beautiful little town. The main tourist destination in Sierra de Gata is also, I’d dare say, one of the prettiest rural destinations in northern Extremadura. Here, you can see quirky traditional architecture, enjoy some great local food,...
The ultimate guide to the Spanish Christmas Lottery madness
20 August. I checked my phone and saw a notification from my Spanish friends’ WhatsApp group. It was a picture of a Christmas Lottery ticket. Someone had just bought it while on holidays in northern Spain to share it with the rest. Here we go again. This article is...
Extremadura castles: Trevejo
Castle spotting is one of the best things you can do in Extremadura. There are over 330 castles in the region, most of which are free to visit. Many aren’t in particularly good condition but are still worth the drive. Trevejo castle is one of them, and that’s where we...
Accommodation in Sierra de Gata: El Cabezo
El Cabezo is a farmhouse near San Martín de Trevejo which I certainly recommend if you’re looking for accommodation in Sierra de Gata. This stunning property has views to the mountain, a rooftop area, a patio, parking space, Wi-Fi, and serves a 10/10 breakfast. This...
Visiting Sierra de Gata: Santibáñez el Alto
Tucked away in a little corner in northwestern Extremadura and bordering Portugal lies Sierra de Gata. This mountainous and sparsely-populated land is one of the region’s remotest areas, studded with beautiful little villages that would make any rural tourism lover...