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A day trip to Extremadura – idyllic countryside and a medieval hilltop monastery

A day trip to Extremadura – idyllic countryside and a medieval hilltop monastery

As you will have gathered from this blog, Andalucia has a cornucopia of fun and exciting things to do and places to visit. But sometimes it’s good to have a change of scene. You can easily forget that the neighbouring…

Inside the Palacio de las Dueñas – home of a Seville icon

Inside the Palacio de las Dueñas – home of a Seville icon

Today a major monument in Seville opened to the public for the first time ever in its centuries-long history. The Casa de las Dueñas is the official residence of the Dukes of Alba in the city, and was the favoured…

Game of Thrones Season 5: Osuna (The Fighting Pit of Meereen)

A year ago, I had barely heard of Game of Thrones. Apart from being aware that it was a series on TV – a popular one, set in a fantasy world – I didn’t even know the names of any characters. Now…

Through the arch: the 15 gates of Seville’s old city walls

As someone who revels in the endless learning experience that is Seville’s millennia-long history, I am always thrilled with any opportunity to delve further into the city’s past. Walking around the centre, gothic churches, medieval convents and ancient alleyways in every…

A meeting of minds and Moorish magnificence by moonlight

When you work from home, as I do, Social Media isn’t just for watching hilarious viral videos of animals falling off bicycles, comparing notes about X Factor, and poring over photos of your friends’ kids. It’s a lifeline to other, like-minded people…

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