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Picos de Europa

Picos de Europa

After our trip to the Spanish Pyrenees last year we were looking for a similar experience this year. This is how I stumbled upon Picos the Europa. I had neven heard of it before. It doesn’t seem like a popular destination for Belgians. But is has been discovered by British, American and German tourists. We … Lees verder

Edible nature, into the wild…

Edible nature, into the wild…

Walking in the Pyrenees awakened the herbalist in me. It started with my husband who noticed some thyme (Thymus nervosus) between the rocks. The scent of the crushed thyme between my fingers triggered the biologist in me. From then on I started to show even more interest in nature around me. And it slowed us … Lees verder

Two walks in Valle de Tena

Two walks in Valle de Tena

Ordesa valley consists of three valleys: Ordesa, Anisclo and Pineta. But from our base in Torla it is more than an hour by car to get to Valle de Pineta. Valle de Tena on the other hand is only 45 minutes away from Torla. Our guidebook also mentioned that the Pineta valley has been spoiled … Lees verder

Anisclo valley in Ordesa

Anisclo valley in Ordesa

Where Ordesa Canyon is rough and wild, Anisclo is fairytale like and colourful. The Ordesa canyon is made by glacier ice while the Anisclo canyon is formed by water. The river Rio Bellos runs through the Anisclo canyon and colours in some  places blue-green and forms pools in other areas. The Anisclo canyon is a … Lees verder

Ordesa Valley, the grand canyon of Europe

Ordesa Valley, the grand canyon of Europe

For a blog post on walking Established in 1918 the Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido was Spain’s first protected area and an undisputed highlight of the Pyrenees. Covering an area of 156 square kilometres the park contains the showcase valleys of Ordesa and Anisclo. In 1997 it was made a world heritage site … Lees verder

48 hours in Palma de Mallorca.

48 hours in Palma de Mallorca.

My husband had to be in Mallorca for a few days for work, so we took the opportunity to extend the visit with a few days, and see the tourist side of the island. Mallorca is one of those places that would never spontaneously come to mind when looking for a holiday destination. Reason more … Lees verder