In Pictures: Just Passing Through the Best-preserved Renaissance Towns of Ubeda and Baeza in Andalucia

184-something miles (or 296 kilometers) to the next campinground at Ossa de Montiel. But first, we've gotta a couple of quick stops at what has been described as the most well-preserved Renaissance towns in the whole of Spain--Ubeda and Baeza. This is definitely one of those beautiful places and UNESCO world-heritage sites in Andalucia, if … Continue reading In Pictures: Just Passing Through the Best-preserved Renaissance Towns of Ubeda and Baeza in Andalucia

In Pictures: Guadix Cave Houses in the Desert of Granada, Spain? Or Arizona, USA?

"Are you a troglodyte?," a friend of mine once asked when I told stories about living in the caves of Granada, learning flamenco. What the heck is a troglodyte anyway? A cave dweller who chose to be simple, even ignorant of the outside world. I don't know about you but that sounds good to me, … Continue reading In Pictures: Guadix Cave Houses in the Desert of Granada, Spain? Or Arizona, USA?

In Pictures: On the Road from the Highest White Villages to the Desert Caves of Granada, Spain

Going through the Alpujarras is definitely one of the best relaxing Andalucia road trip that our slow-go family enjoys. This is day 9 of our fourth family camping road trip in Europe, from Spain to Poland and back again. Yet, a road trip across southern Spain is our family's favorite. Why? Well, because there's a … Continue reading In Pictures: On the Road from the Highest White Villages to the Desert Caves of Granada, Spain

In Pictures: Trevelez Day Trip, The Highest Village in Spain? + Family Camping Road Trip, Day 8

From a slow-go visit to the white villages in southwestern Sierra Nevada--the second highest village in Spain (Capileira) in Las Alpujarras, its idyllic little sister (Bubion), and the colourfully charming Pampaneira, we headed east to Trevelez--the highest village in Spain. Or is it, really? Here it is in pictures. Skyward view of Trevelez, from the … Continue reading In Pictures: Trevelez Day Trip, The Highest Village in Spain? + Family Camping Road Trip, Day 8

In Pictures: White Village of Pampaneira Day Trip + Family Camping Road Trip, Day 7

The next day after a slow-go visit to the second highest village in Spain (Capileira) in Las Alpujarras of the Sierra Nevada in Andalucia and its idyllic little sister (Bubion), we visited Pampaneira, which turned out to be much more charming for us than the first two. Here it is in pictures. A mesmerizing tapestry … Continue reading In Pictures: White Village of Pampaneira Day Trip + Family Camping Road Trip, Day 7

In Pictures: Capileira Day Trip at The Second Highest Village in Spain + Bubion, Family Camping Road Trip, Day 6

Clouds descending upon Capileira and Bubion--the second (and maybe third?, respectively) highest villages in Spain--during our visit. Thank God, Allah and the Big Fat LaugingBuddha because it gave us some relief from the sweltering heat of the Andalusian summer sun. Here's our half-day visit to Capileira and Bubion in pictures, on travel-day 6 of 23 … Continue reading In Pictures: Capileira Day Trip at The Second Highest Village in Spain + Bubion, Family Camping Road Trip, Day 6

In Pictures: a Beach Stop on the Road from Malaga to Granada 🚗 Playa de Maro

On the road again. . . The third leg on day 5 of our family camping road trip from Spain to Poland this year, we move from Setenil de la Bodegas to start our road trip in the "Las Alpujarras"--the sunny side southern region of the Sierra Nevada in Granada. First stop: the Roman ruins … Continue reading In Pictures: a Beach Stop on the Road from Malaga to Granada 🚗 Playa de Maro

In Pictures: Roman Ruins of Acinipo in Spain 🚗 a Stop on the Road to the Alpujarras

Here's our travel-day 5 of 23 days, in pictures. . . First stop: a Roman site in Spain of retired soldiers--you know, those dudes with "SPQR" tattooed on their arms, a long time ago? . . . And, of course, some ramblings on the road again in Spain, on the way to Las Alpujarras, on … Continue reading In Pictures: Roman Ruins of Acinipo in Spain 🚗 a Stop on the Road to the Alpujarras

In Pictures: Cave Houses of Setenil de las Bodegas + Family Camping Road Trip, Day 4

Paying a long farewell to our Andalusian paradise.. still here after 4 days on the road.. just can't get enough of it! Setenil de las Bodegas (we were drawn here by the "de las bodegas" and yes the wine is excellent ). Proud of the kiddos who survived a sightseeing tour in the heat of … Continue reading In Pictures: Cave Houses of Setenil de las Bodegas + Family Camping Road Trip, Day 4

In Pictures: Day 3 of Family Camping Road Trip + Review of Camping el Nogalejo in Setenil de las Bodegas, Andalucia

We are finally leaving our province of Cadiz and off to Setenil de las Bodegas. Why, you ask? The name has "de las bodegas"! We assume that refers to the place where they store the wines--the cathedrals of wine, as they say in Jerez de la Frontera. Today, on the first real leg of our … Continue reading In Pictures: Day 3 of Family Camping Road Trip + Review of Camping el Nogalejo in Setenil de las Bodegas, Andalucia