To the Pyrenees – An Evening in Guadalajara

Lars had decided that during our explorations in the Pyrenees we would stay in Santander, but the drive from our hometown to Santander proved to be longer than expected, so we decided to stay in Guadalajara for one night. Via booking.com, we found hotel España, in general, we were very happy with the accommodations, except that there was no restaurant in the hotel. Moreover, there was a public holiday, and all nearby bars and restaurants were closed. Thanks to the GPS we found one: Puerta Gayola at the Plaza San Esteban. But our troubles weren’t over yet. The kitchen had just closed, and we would have to wait 4 hours before it opened again. And wait we did.

Finally, we could order some food! So far, our interactions with the waiters had been very limited, now we discovered that some of them were quite unfriendly. I was too hungry to pay attention to it, because I was so hungry. Finally, a big, juicy burger made its way to our table!

Yummy!!

The morning afterwards, we went for a short walk, before leaving for Santander. Too bad we couldn’t spend some more time in Guadalajara, it looked like a really agreeable town.

Later this week, we will introduce Santander to you!

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Discover One of the Most Beautiful Towns in Granada, Montefrio

Remember this? When we were admiring the views of Montefrio, we vowed to come back. And that’s what we did some weeks ago.

We had programmed our GPS to the center of town, and she sent us to the church, where we found a spot to park our car. The Iglesia de la Encarnación is one of the very few circular churches in the world, and it dates from the 18th century.

Everywhere we go, there is a nice dog greeting us.
A drink with an outstanding view

In the bar where we had a drink, we asked if we could go all the way to the top of the rock, where the Iglesia de la Villa (the former Montefrio Castillo) is located. They said yes, but in reality you can’t. You can only drive toward the base of the rock, but you can have some stunning views of the area around Montefrio there. Afterward, you will have to walk to the top.

Most of the people come to explore the 2 landmarks in Montefrio. That will take you about half a day. The center though is worth a look because of its many bars and restaurants.

Later this week, we will be back with a series about the Alpujarra!

Return to Cabo de Gata – The Main Sights: Part 2

Read Part 1 here.

La Isleta del Moro

Picturesque fishing village. If you do come in July or August, take into account that you will need to pay for parking your car.

Las Negras

Another cozy fishing village that can be overcrowded in summer is La Negras.

Agua Amarga

Picturesque and less crowded than the former two during summer. The beach restaurant is popular but not the cheapest option in this small fishing village. Enormous beach and very clear water. It’s a miracle that this place has not been discovered yet by more tourists.

Carboneras

Of the 4 destinations that I feature today, this is the biggest. 17 kilometers of pristine beaches and lots of seafood restaurants await you here.

What to choose?

If you are like us, and you don’t like crowded places, the first two destinations are best to be visited during spring and autumn. In summer, you better check out the other two.

In our next post, we have a look at “the best of the rest”! Better believe me, you don’t want to miss it!

Return to Cabo de Gata – The Main Sights: Part 1

Cabo de Gata

Last year when we there, we had to share this place with 1,000,000 other people; this time we had the place to ourselves. Finally, we could admire the views!

These beautiful rock formations are called Arrecife de las Sirenas. This is an excellent place for some snorkeling as well!

Salinas de Cabo de Gata

We mentioned this place last year too, salt mines, where you can observe flamingos.

San José

Not the most beautiful spot in the Natural Park, because it tends to be crowded here. Lots of bars and restaurants. To be honest, not our favorite place.

I will publish the second part on Friday!

Three Awesome Days In Córdoba – Part 5

Did you really think we were going to leave the province of Córdoba without having a look at its capital?

For me, it was the 3rd time I was there, for Lars the second. Yes, it can be incredibly here hot in summer. But with its narrow streets, the town has something charming and romantic.

Even a short stroll in one of its streets will take you back in time.

You cannot help but fall in love with Córdoba…

Its streets and plazas are as colorful as its inhabitants.

Due to a shoulder injury, I have been MIA. I have the feeling that the worst is over now. Even better news, we can make excursions in the province of Granada again!

Lars and I are currently working on two new photography projects, so say tuned!

Three Awesome Days in Córdoba

That’s the province of Córdoba, and not only its capital!

The reason for this short holiday was the Viking’s birthday. To be honest, it was a last-minute decision!

The Town of Water and Baroque Architecture

That’s the town of Priego de Córdoba: churches, monuments, noble houses and fountains. We had programmed our GPS for its center and surprisingly enough, we easily got rid of our car.

Time for a refreshing break at the Ayuntamiento.

And then some sightseeing…

Fuente del Rey

This Baroque Fountain was completed around the beginning of the 19th century. It consists of three pools at different levels, each adorned with various sculptures. It’s one of the highlights of Priego de Córdoba.

A couple of hours is not enough to visit Priego de Córdoba, but that was all we had at our disposal. But who knows: maybe this year, we will celebrate the Viking’s birthday in this town.

What about you? Have you ever been to Priego de Córdoba? Or any other town in this province? Let us know in the comments!

Exploring the Judaica Trail in Warsaw

Lars and I were only in the Polish capital for 2 days and we knew that it was better to concentrate on one theme instead of running around aimlessly. The very first day, we went to the closest tourist information office possible.

We chose the places that appealed the most to us. To be honest, we were inspired by the movie “The Pianist”.

Umschlagplatz

As the brochure says:

The Umschlagplatz monument is located in the place where in 1942 Jews were transported to the Treblinka extermination camp. The shape resembles the walls of the ghetto and a railway wagon, and more than four hundred names of victims are engraved on the walls. Walk from the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes to Umschlagplatz along the Memorial Route of the Martyrdom and Struggle of Jews and pay attention to the commemorative stones depicting the history of the most important figures of the Warsaw ghetto. (website of Tourist Infomation Office)

The Jewisch Cemetery

The ultimate place of peace and rest…


This historic place of rest contains beautiful tombstones and traditional matzevot. Many eminent persons are buried there, among them the founder of the Esperanto language Ludwik Zamenhof and the writer Ischok Leib Perec. Visit the symbolic grave of Janusz Korczak, the protector of children who during the World War II was murdered in Treblinka along with the children in his care in a gas chamber. (website of Tourist Infomation Office)

Monument to the Ghetto Heroes


The monument was created shortly after the World War II to commemorate those who fought and died in the Warsaw ghetto. It was at this monument in 1970 that the German Chancellor Willy Brandt knelt in apology for the crimes committed by the Third Reich. (website of Tourist Infomation Office)

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Stay safe and see you later this week!

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