A wonderful thing about Spain is the number and variety of festivals and celebrations we continue to find.
Villajoyosa translates as ‘Joyful Town’. When there is a chocolate factory in town why wouldn’t your town be full of joy?
Tens of thousands of palm trees and the exclusive ‘Misterio de Elche’ play are just two great reasons to visit Elche.
We celebrate our one-year milestone of continuous travel this month and find our life has been enriched beyond measure.
Live classical music on the street below and a bottle of cava from our host makes a lovely first impression.
Barcelona has been in the news recently with demonstrations for and against Catalan separation and demonstrations regarding ‘overtourism’. We have focused our explorations primarily on beautiful southern Spain but despite the tensions in Barcelona, we wanted to make a brief stop in this north eastern city.
Sevilla, Spain is a majestic city and we are thankful we saved it for our final destination in Andalusía. We often awoke in the morning to the soothing sounds of horses clip-clopping past on the street below. We found this to be a soothing sound and one we quickly got used to hearing.
Jerez de la Frontera or Jerez is known for its flamenco, horses and sherry but this wonderful town of Spain has much more to offer. There are castles and magnificent churches and where we were introduced to the “Secret language of the Spanish fan”.
We have spent 3 weeks exploring Jerez de la Frontera and felt it was time to spread our wings. The city of Cádiz, home port to the Spanish Armada (navy), beckoned and is just a short 30-minute train ride south.