Also New on Our YouTube Channel – Gorafe Desert

At the end of 2020, I wrote three articles about how to drive to and through the Gorafe desert: Part 1.Part 2.Part 3. Here is a map with the most important places, mentioned in the three posts. IznallozHuélagoVillanueva de las TorresGorafe It has taken me hours to edit all the bits and pieces and to …

Continue reading Also New on Our YouTube Channel – Gorafe Desert

Snap of the Day – Sierra Magina

And... we are in (partial) lockdown... again. Until yesterday, we could drive around all Andalusia. From today on we can't leave our hometown. This lockdown will at least last a week and then the situation will be reviewed. Let's hope this nightmare ends soon! Yesterday, when we could still make an excursion, we went to …

Continue reading Snap of the Day – Sierra Magina

A First Exploration of Cabo de Gata

If you ever find yourself in the province of Almeria, you will probably end up in the Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve. But is it worth it? Our answer is very simple: it depends on the season. Lars and I went there in the beginning of August, which was a big mistake! Way too many …

Continue reading A First Exploration of Cabo de Gata

Photo Essay – Winter Wonderland in Iznalloz

I had planned a completely different post for today and then this happened... So, off we went! Iznalloz in the snow. On the road towards the Barranco de los Diablos. To the other side of the village for more snowy mountains! How beautiful this all is! The snow is melting now, but more is on …

Continue reading Photo Essay – Winter Wonderland in Iznalloz

Torcal – As If Made by Gods

Today, we take you to another unique landscape. Not in the province of Granada though but Malaga! What? In short: a nature park with prehistoric limestone formations. "The Jurassic age limestone is about 150 million years old and was laid down in a marine corridor that extended from the Gulf of Cádiz to Alicante between …

Continue reading Torcal – As If Made by Gods

How to Drive To (and Through) the Gorafe Desert (and How Not to!) – Part 2

Have a look at this text first, before reading this post. Here is Part 1. Let's recuperate: in the first part, we showed you an alternative route via Iznalloz, Huélago and Villanueva de las Torres. If you don't have time to visit the latter, program the GPS for Gorafe after Huélago. Gorafe Usually, I describe …

Continue reading How to Drive To (and Through) the Gorafe Desert (and How Not to!) – Part 2

How to Drive To (and Through) the Gorafe Desert (and How Not to!) – Part 1

Before reading this post, have a look at this first! If you find yourself in the province of Granada and you want to see a unique landscape and are not afraid of some (!) adventure, then Gorafe and its surrounding landscapes are a must. In the third part, we will tell you how you can …

Continue reading How to Drive To (and Through) the Gorafe Desert (and How Not to!) – Part 1

Green Mountains, White Mountains, … and a Lot of Goats

Since the end of October, we have not been able to make any excursions, because of new COVID-19 regulations. One of the new rules said that we were not allowed to leave our municipality. The second wave hit very hard here in Iznalloz; but instead of a complete lockdown, we now had a partial one. …

Continue reading Green Mountains, White Mountains, … and a Lot of Goats

Photo Essay – Autumn Colors in the Spanish Badlands

Remember this? Lars and I wanted to return, to see how the colors of autumn would impact the landscape. BelerdaFonelasMarchalLugros We started our excursion in Belerda. Nature certainly did not disappoint us! Look at that red, yellow, green. and blue! After Belerda, we drove to the road that connects Marchal with Lugros. More autumn colors …

Continue reading Photo Essay – Autumn Colors in the Spanish Badlands

A Place We Love – The Blue Eye

Today, we take you to one of our favorite countries, Albania. The Blue Eye is a natural phenomenon, that attracts a lot of local and international tourists. Sarandë Blue Eye is actually a water spring, located near the village of Muzinë. The biggest nearest town is Sarandë (where we were staying at that time). Some …

Continue reading A Place We Love – The Blue Eye