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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Snap of the Day – Look Up!

We are back! The rest did us some good; and we did make some interesting excursions as well. By the way, as you may have heard, Spain has announced a second state of alarm, but so far it's not going to interfere much with our lifestyle. Half of the country experiences some kind of lockdown …

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A Voyage to the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park – Part 2

In case you missed it, here is Part 1. Today, we take you to the small municipality of Prado Negro and the Natural Park itself. Prado NegroGranadaIznalloz Prado Negro With landscapes such as these, I would say we were off to a good start. Time to enter the village... Our visit to Prado Negro had …

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Snap of the Day – The Lovely Forest

Unfortunately, we have to start this post with some bad news. Just before the weekend, the Ayuntamiento of Iznalloz announced on its Facebook page that there are 6 new cases here of the COVID-virus. You might think that this is a low number - after all, our hometown only has about 7.000 inhabitants. But during …

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A Voyage to the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park – Part 1

Since the end of June, Lars and I have been exploring the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park at regular intervals. Let's start with some facts and numbers: Established in 1989.12,128 hectares (29,970 acres).Altitude between 1100 and 1900 meters.Located not far from Granada.Includes mountain ranges such as the Sierra de Huétor, Sierra de Arana, and Sierra …

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