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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Piggy Traveller celebrates its fourth birthday #InTheSpanishKitchen
***COMPETITION CLOSED*** It feels like yesterday when I was brainstorming names for my little Extremadura corner in the blogosphere but, believe it or not, Piggy Traveller is turning 4 in August. And to mark such a special occasion, I’m organising a giveaway for all...
Day trips from Mérida
As Extremadura’s capital, Mérida is a lively place with lots to see and do. I personally recommend dedicating two full days to visiting the city to be able to take in all the sights without feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. If you’re planning to stay in Mérida for...
Travelling to Extremadura: how to get to Mérida
Merida is a must-see destination for anybody planning a trip to Extremadura. The region’s capital city is home to a beautiful archaeological ensemble which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and has lots to see and do. Reaching Mérida from abroad isn’t easy...
Extremadura castles: Benquerencia de la Serena
Due to its location, Extremadura has been a strategic territory to conquer and defend throughout history – by the Arabs, the Romans, and the Christians. That’s why there are so many fortresses and castles scattered around the region. There are, in fact, more than 330...
Roman architecture in Extremadura: Hijovejo
That Extremadura abounds in Roman sites is no secret. Mérida, Medellín, Cáceres or Alcántara are some of the destinations to visit if you’re interested in Roman history and architecture. However, they are many other Roman sites scattered throughout the region that are...
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...