Best 7 places to see in Malaga and Cadiz provinces

September 13, 2016 seenplaces 0

Impressions from Malaga and Cadiz provinces THESE TWO ANDALUClAN PROVINCES are a heady mix of cultural and I recreational riches seldom equalled elsewhere in the world. Europe’s oldest city, Cádiz, is located here, but the presence of history is balanced by the hedonistic delights of the Costa del Sol and […]

Exploring the Vicentine Coast of Portugal

September 11, 2016 seenplaces 0

Everything about The Vicentine Coast Impressions from Vicenine Coast In 1996 a large stretch of Portugal’s Atlantic coast was designated The South-West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. Consisting of a remarkably well-preserved landscape of outstanding nat ural beauty, this region is a remote and unusual area to explore by […]

On the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela

September 11, 2016 seenplaces 0

Via de la plata, Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Route Impressions from Santiago de Compostella Santiago de Compostela, the ‘Jerusalem of the West’ was Europe’s first tourist destination. Ever since the 9th century, when skeletal relics supposedly belonging to St James (Santiago’s namesake) were discovered, people have been flocking here on […]

An unforgettable day: By kayak on Noguera Pallaresa river

September 10, 2016 seenplaces 0

By kayak on The Rapids of the Noguera Pallaresa River The 146-km (90-mi) long Noguera Pallaresa River is the most powerful river in the Pyrenees – a major source of hydro-electric energy. Its turbulent waters pour down from the 2,000-m (6,550-ft) high Val d’Aran in the Pyrenees through the beautiful […]

Travel Tip: Cross the strait of Gibraltar

September 10, 2016 seenplaces 0

Why to cross the Strait of Gibraltar? The ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar is a startling journey of contrasts and culture shock. You suddenly realise how incredibly close Europe and Africa really are, which makes the differences between them even more unaccountably stark. The Strait is very narrow […]

Impressions from Sierra Nevada, Alpujarra- Andalucia

September 9, 2016 seenplaces 0

Impresions from Sierra Nevada, the Village of Alpujarra After the official expulsion of the Moors from Spain in 1492, refugees retreated into La Alpujarra, an inaccesibile region of steep valleys in the Southern Sierra Nevada, where they survived in isolated pockets for a futher 150 years by cultivating the fertile […]

An unforgettable journey in Andalucia: Ruta de Califato

September 9, 2016 seenplaces 0

Impressions from Ruta de Califato experience   Andalucia is a region steeped in history and legend, reflecting centuries of Arab influence. The Moorish occupation of Spain lasted for the best part of 800 years, reaching its zenith under the Caliphate of Cordoba. From the early 10 th century Cordoba become […]

Best places to visit in Baeza and Ubeda, Andalucia

September 7, 2016 seenplaces 0

Impressions from Baeza and Ubeda In a previous post we spoke about the 12 beauties of Andalucia, and now is time to write about two of them: Baeza and Ubeda. These two Jaén Province towns, only 9 km (5.5 miles) apart, are like matching jewel boxes overflowing with Renaissance architectural […]

Best 10 attractions on Dalmatian Coast

September 6, 2016 seenplaces 0

Impressions from Dalmatian Coast Whether you visit for the sun, the sailing, the scenery, or some of the freshest seafood you’ll find anywhere, the Dalmatian coast is quite simply one of Europe’s most stunning escapes. Long stretches of glorious shoreline are framed between striking limestone mountains and the azure waters […]

Vacation in Varadero: Impressions and real photos

September 6, 2016 seenplaces 0

  Impressions from Varadero Varadero, Cuba’s ultimate tourist attraction, situated only 141 km east from Havana, lures visitors with a diamond-dust beach that stretches for 17 km along the coastal line of a panoramic peninsula. Half of the country’s hotels are located here – from the least expensive to those […]