Right now, Lars and I are counting down the days for the start of our big spring trip. So far, we have spent a lot of time to the planning ;we will spend quite some time in Eastern Europe. We are really looking forward to the trip! It is very likely that we pay a visit to Italy again and Albania and Romania.
When we were in the Dolomites, we stayed on a farm in a small village.
If you are a nature love, you will love this area! This sierra is surrounded by motorways, so accessibility should not be a problem: E 902 in the west, E315 and E326 in the east, A324 in the North and GR5100 in the south. We usually drive via the town of GUadahortuna, which we did that day too, and afterward ended up by coincidence in Cuadros, where we found road signs to a mirador.
We let ourselves be guided by our curiosity, the landscapes were magnificent! This is the video we made:
So far we have mainly paid attention to Malaga and Granada. From now on, we will pay more attention to Jaén as well. This is one of the least touristic provinces of Spain. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to be seen there. Jaén is home to Nature Parks and historic cities and much more. JOIN us to a new destination!
Later this week, we will start with the first new episode.
I grew up with my grandparents and when I was six my grandmother introduced me to Lawrence of Arabia. Although I didn’t really understand the movie, thanks to the landscapes, the soundtrack and the enigmatic Peter O’Toole, this was the start of a lifelong affair with movies. Furthermore, When I saw the movie again in the fall of 2018, I discovered that part of the movie had been filmed in Spain! The next day we found ourselves in Tabernas for some exploring:
During our day in the Pyrenees, we decided to follow a touristic route in the area, we basically drove from one village to another. In Valle de Villaverde we decided to take a lunch break, we had become hungry!
So we parked our car near the Santa Maria Church and made our way to the Posada Calera. As soon as we entered the dining room, we were welcomed by delicious smells coming from the kitchen and a very friendly woman presenting the menu del dia to us.
Lars chose chickpea soup with extra cabbage for the starter, and I had macaroni. Both dishes were incredibly delicious. The Posada has an excellent cook!
For the second course we both had French fries, eggs, and the best smoked ham we had ever eaten:
Dessert was Natillas (Vanilla custard), containing about a miliion calories! One of the best meals we ever had, we were in foodie paradise.
When we were back in the car, the explorers in us woke up, and we decided to go to Bakio (am small coastal town):
Fjord&Baelt is a research institute and a museum dedicated to local marine wildlife. There are demonstrations with porpoises and seals – Naja and Fiona are two of the seals. Porpoises are related to dolphins.Fjord&Baelt is located in the north of the island of Funen.
Part of the institute consists of aquariums, where you can touch and pet crabs and small sharks.
Through the windows in this tunnel, where you can see the seals and porpoises swimming around, but you have to be very quick if you want to photograph them. The demonstration takes place outside, and there you can easily take as many pictures as you want.
We found the demonstration to be very informative and fun!
There is a gift shop, and you can buy something to eat and drink. Half a day should suffice for a visit. If you want to spend more time in cozy Kerteminde, have a look at this website. And here you can more practical information about Fjord&Baelt.
There’s no denying it, winter is approaching. The weather is still sunny, but temperatures have gone down to 15-20 degrees Celsius, which is about half of what we enjoyed during summer. Lars and I both miss summer, but seeing the first snow in the magnificent Sierra Nevada is special. Since we both come from flat countries, a drive in the Sierra Nevada -or any other Sierra for that matter – is always a delight.
Budapest is without any doubt Hungary’s most popular destination, but checking out the Balaton Lake is really worth it. IT’s home to numerous beaches and a geological site, called Hegyestű (located between Monoszló and Zanka). The site features an exhibition about its history. The entrance fee is about 1200 HUF.
About a month ago, my laptop broke down. That’s one of the reasons why we haven’t been very active on our site. Without a laptop it’s kind of hard to blog, and we have just returned from more adventures in the north of Spain. Anyway, without further ado, let’s finish our adventures in Murcia!