After our memorable trip through Portugal, we were left with little time for Spain.  We mostly toured along the coastal areas.  Espana being such an unhurried relaxed and vibrant country, taught us lots of interesting bits.

But before we tell you about the interesting things you might not know about Spain, this is why we will return for sure!
  1. It is one of the few countries in Europe where you can still find good and ‘bad’ offroad trails, wild camping and small villages with the most friendly laid back folke making some of the best tasting cured meats.

    Spain windmills and some of Europe's best dirt roads.
    In search of Don Quixote.
  2. Pyrenees – Glorious mountains, valleys and passes that still gives the feeling of discovery.
  3. Colourful fiestas and festivals. We came in very late in the season and will have to return for some of the following: The La Tomatino Festival in Bunol, The Valencia Fireworks Festival, The Moors and Christian Festival Alicante, Las Hogueras de San Juan, La Feria de Malaga
  4. Spain has a huge artistic heritage and some beautiful old churches, palaces and buildings. Whether you like museums or not, there is something for everybody’ taste.  We unfortunately missed Salvador Dali’ museum.
  5. Barcelona – so far one of our favourite cities.  We loved the buildings and the Ramblas.
    Spain. Antoni Gaudí buildings - Casa Batlló in Barcelona
    Antoni Gaudí buildings – Casa Batlló in Barcelona
    Spain - Barcelona -Antoni Gaudí buildings - La Sagrada Familia
    Antoni Gaudí buildings – La Sagrada Familia

    Cudillero the small fishermen's village in the Principality of Asturias, Spain.
    Cudillero the small fishermen’s village in the Principality of Asturias, Spain.
  6. Medieval towns and good stories
  7. The good wine and food everywhere. Tapas, paella, jamon de jabugo, sangria…
    Small rural villages near the coast in Spain
    Small rural villages near the coast in Spain

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    Spanish food are rich and best with wine.
  8. It is affordable to travel in Spain, whether you want to low-budget camp or stay in a resort – there is a place for all.  If you do a bit of homework and link to a few information sites, you can get good bargains.
  9. Ibiza – yeah, touristy but a have to go back and try
  10. Valencia GP and Formula 1 races
    Museo de la Moto de Barcelona.
    Stunning old motorcycles at Museo de la Moto de Barcelona.
    Spain loves motorcycles.
    The Spanish loves motorcycles. I think they have the most bikes of all the countries in Europe.

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    Wait for the bar to open late afternoon on the Spanish coast.


  1. I both love and hate you guys. 😉

  2. je comprends la langue de Shakespeare mais je préfère écrire dans la langue de Voltaire… j’adore votre univers, votre humour et votre style, je suis “le” spécialiste des voyages en motos en Andalousie…. j’espère vous rencontrer un jour….
    Wild Jeepee

  3. Um, guys, Antoni Gaudí designed Casa Batllo and The Sagrada, not Salvador Dali.

  4. Off course you are correct. Don’t know how i screwed that up. Must have been the beer 😀

  5. Beautiful, thanks for sharing–best screen savers – the wall with plates with Elsabie and the Dali building – if that is what its called (Michnus doing a Queen impersonation-scary )

  6. Did my best,dogs started howling, kids crying and people called the Police. I had to stop singing 😀

  7. Spaniard here. If you’ve in mind to visit Ibiza, I’d recommend you better to stay in Formentera (small island next to it). You’ll have pristine beaches, well preserved environment and relax 😉

  8. hi. I put a link from my blog to this one, (if you do the same I appreciate, tks) you can see more about Spain here:

  9. Yeah! Thats called discovering routes to the life.

  10. You are off to a small but beautiful start. Spain has kept me enthralled over 40 years of visits.

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