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Ready to escape to tranquility? Located in the province of Huelva, in southern Spain, the mountain range known as Sierra de Aracena might not rank first on your travel bucket list. However, you might change your mind after reading this blog post. In this travel guide, I will walk you through the top things you can see and do in this peaceful area, from visiting picturesque whitewashed villages to where to sleep or eat the local specialty product: Jabugo ham. Let's dive into it!

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Despite being the smallest province in Spain, Guipúzcoa has a lot to offer. An excellent way to discover it is by visiting its multiple museums, that range from displaying elaborate sculptures, paintings and garments to even ancient artifacts. In this post, I'm bringing you my top five museums to visit in Guipúzcoa that you should definitely include in your bucket list.

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Are you visiting Málaga (Spain)? Do you love nature and are feeling adventurous? Then the hike known as 'El Caminito del Rey', literally meaning 'the King's little pathway', is your ideal getaway. Located in a deep gorge amidst breathtaking landscapes, discover this renowned hiking trail and even cross over a picturesque suspension bridge. After my experience exploring 'el Caminito del Rey', in this post I'll share everything you should know ahead of your visit so you can plan accordingly. I will also answer some of the most burning questions you might have. Let's get started!

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Located in the southern region of Andalucía, the Spanish city of Granada is relatively small. However, it offers plenty of attractions to sightsee, from marvelous heritage dating back to the Moorish times, to delicious food worth trying. Luckily, you can do all this in a single day. In this travel guide, you will find the best things to see and do in 24 hours in Granada (Spain). Let's jump right in!

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Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, right after Madrid. With over 1.5 million inhabitants, it is the capital of Cataluña, a northeastern region located by the Mediterranean Sea but also bordering on France. Barcelona is one of the most popular options when visiting the country thanks to its touristic attractions, its mild climate and its delicious food. Read this Barcelona travel guide to learn more about what to see and do, where to eat and sleep and much more.

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You know that I love food and discovering the local specialties in every destination that I visit. This occasion is no exception and in this eating guide, I'll share with you my favorite spots to eat and drink in Barcelona, including the regional specialties, bars, cafeterias and patisseries, markets, restaurants and much more. At the end of this post, you will also find a map with every location mentioned here. Ready to start this mouthwatering tour?

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After being an expat for many years, life brought me back to my hometown in Irún. Shortly after, I decided to start looking for my own place. Today marks exactly one year since I moved into my new apartment. On this occasion, I wanted to reflect on what I've learned during these months, from searching and buying the perfect apartment, to renovating it from scratch. For those decoration lovers out there, I've also included plenty of before and after pictures to show you the transformation of the property. In case you're interested in buying or renovating an apartment in Spain, I trust these tips will be helpful!

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For centuries, the 'Camino de Santiago' has been a captivating experience for people taking on this pilgrimage route. During three days this summer, I had the chance of joining some friends along the first stages of the Camino del Norte, from Irún to Deba. Keep on reading to learn more about the Camino, our hiking itinerary and some tips that might help you plan accordingly. At the end of this post you will also find a map with all the locations mentioned here.

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Traditions close to one's heart can hardly be put in writing. So many words come to my mind when I think of June 30th, the day of San Marcial: passion, pride, emotion, memories. This is by far my favorite day of the year, the one we wait for all year long in my hometown of Irún. Curious to learn more about the traditional military parade known as Alarde? Then keep on reading.

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Every year, Sevilla becomes the city that never sleeps for a week. During those days, locals and visitors flock to 'El Real de la Feria', a vast outdoor complex set for the occasion, to enjoy life dancing sevillanas, drinking rebujito and meeting with friends and family. Want to know more about this unique celebration? Then keep on reading this guide about the Feria de Abril in Sevilla (Spain) to understand and navigate this festive occasion like a true sevillan@. Olé!

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I spent this weekend in rural Spain, around Salas de los Infantes in Burgos. Along with my Dad and my brother, we visited some family friends in their village. In these uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we really enjoyed unplugging and reconnecting with nature and the simple things in life. I might be biased but I'm always amazed by the number (and quality) of activities you can do when visiting Spain. Keep on reading to learn all there is to see around Salas de los Infantes (Burgos).

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Today I want to tell you about my first escape into the nature after testing negative upon arriving to Spain. As you might remember from my previous post, returning from Bolivia in the middle of the COVID pandemic wasn't easy and I had missed my friends and being outdoors so much. This weekend I had the perfect opportunity to catch up with them all in the biggest mountain close to home: Peñas de Aya. Stay tuned if you want to learn all you can do here!

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After visiting Córdoba and Priego de Córdoba with my in-laws and some family friends, we all came to Irún, my hometown in the Basque Country. We spent a few days here altogether, enjoying great food and sightseeing lovely places such as Getaria, Zumaia, San Sebastián, Lesaka or Hendaye. Curious to know all there is to see in this area?

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It's almost Christmas and it was time to fly back home from Bolivia! Here's my one-week itinerary back in Spain before heading to my hometown today. Non-stop as you can see! Since moving for good to Tarija in July, I hadn't had the chance to travel outside of Bolivia. But with Christmas around the corner, it was time to spend some quality-time with our beloved ones back in Spain.

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We drove from Sevilla and arrived to Zahara de los Atunes at sunset. This village (and nearby Barbate) are famous for their atún (tuna) de almadraba. During our stay in Tarifa, we also explored the gorgeous village of Vejer de la Frontera and several beaches such as Bolonia (and its famous dune), Valdevaqueros (known among windsurfers), Cabo de Trafalgar (site of the famous naval battle) and El Cañuelo (only reachable by foot).

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Toledo is an ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. It’s known for the medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments in its walled old city. It was also the former home of Mannerist painter El Greco. The Moorish Bisagra Gate and the Sol Gate, in Mudéjar style, open into the old quarter, where the Plaza de Zocodover is a lively meeting place.

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Find out about my summer at home reading these posts (in Spanish):

-El verano en la comarca del Bidasoa (I): San Marcial

-El verano en la comarca del Bidasoa (II): boda, playa y demás planes

-El verano en la comarca del Bidasoa (III): bodas y más reencuentros

-El verano en la comarca del Bidasoa (IV): por el interior del País Vasco francés (+ despedidas)

You'll also find pictures of some of my favorite places in the Basque Country, stories of traditional festivities, wedding celebrations and delicious foodie recommendations!