Day 30 Road Trip: Following the Footsteps of Hercules in Northern Galicia

We are usually a slow-go family. However, this time we experimented with (for us) long day trips (read: 1 to 1.5 hour) from our base camping site in Santiago de Compostela to see the Tower of Hercules. Here is our "legendary" visit to the oldest Roman lighthouse that is still in use today in A … Continue reading Day 30 Road Trip: Following the Footsteps of Hercules in Northern Galicia

Day 28-29 Road Trip: Santiago de Compostela + Family Camping As Cancelas

One of us (parents) is religious and it's the job of the other to support that one and raise the kids together in open manners of the soul and the self. I suppose that's co-existence. And so here we are finally in Santiago de Compostela--the end point of all pilgrimage routes of the Camino de … Continue reading Day 28-29 Road Trip: Santiago de Compostela + Family Camping As Cancelas

Day 26-27 Road Trip: Caveman Paintings in Cueva de Altamira + Family Camping in Cantabria

"Tata, can we go to that cave with paintings on the walls?", our then 7-year old asked. This summer, during the return trip on day 27 of our family camping road trip from Poland to Spain, we finally visited the Altamira cave in the beauty that is Cantabria in northern Spain. So, from the beaches … Continue reading Day 26-27 Road Trip: Caveman Paintings in Cueva de Altamira + Family Camping in Cantabria

Day 6: Family Camping Larrau & Hiking Gorges Kakuetta with Kids

Success!  We've crossed the French border and arrived at our camping site with no problems.  Camping Larrau serves as our homebase for a hiking trip to Gorges Kakuetta (a canyon with a cave, tunnel and waterfalls) and Passerelle d'Holzarte--a narrow footbridge suapended 180 meters above a canyon. Fun! At about 3.8 kilometers roundtrip hike, up … Continue reading Day 6: Family Camping Larrau & Hiking Gorges Kakuetta with Kids

Day 5: Crossing the French Pyrenees Mountain Border, Family Camping Road Trip

So onwards and upwards towards the Pyrenees we go. Continuing with our plan to travel to villages using smaller roads, we wonder if the French border will actually be open given the coronavirus situation. If it is, will there be some kind of screening or any kind of control? Viewpoint from Puerto de Larrau. Internal … Continue reading Day 5: Crossing the French Pyrenees Mountain Border, Family Camping Road Trip

Day 4: Family Camping Road Trip in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain

"There are people here!," the boys said in excitement, almost in unison. After over 430-something kilometers on non-toll roads from Sierra de Francia towards the Pyrenees, passing by Salamanca and Bourgos, we arrive at our back up camping site in Fuenmayor. Unlike last summer's camping road trip, when we were flexible and chose our camping … Continue reading Day 4: Family Camping Road Trip in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain

Day 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del Castañar

I tend to have a diarrhea of words so I'll limit these posts to 12 sentences...for now 😊. We finally get to visit this medieval Spanish village of Miranda del Castañar right across from The White Donkey Camping. It still has its well-preserved fortification walls with four gates facing cardinal directions (you know, north south, … Continue reading Day 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del Castañar

Day 2, Family Camping in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown: The White Donkey

Here's our first family camping road trip after 3 months of strict coronavirus lockdown in Spain. When Spain effectively opened up its borders to the rest of the EU countries (and UK) on 23rd of June, about a week earlier than announced, we ended up scrambling to pack and head to Poland. But then questions … Continue reading Day 2, Family Camping in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown: The White Donkey

Day 1, Family Camping Road Trip in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown

Yay!  Two days delayed but we're finally on the road again, on a family camping road trip in Europe.  After 3 months of NOT being able to drive due to the strict coronavirus lockdown here in Spain, we were ready to hit the road. . . Again! Naturally there's a lot of concern about traveling/camping, … Continue reading Day 1, Family Camping Road Trip in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown

A procession of piety during Holy Week (Semana Santa) along Calle Larga, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

Easter Holy Week Processions in Spain, This Year of Corona Virus?

Today marks the beginning of Easter. And you've guessed it! There are NO Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations this year in Spain (or anywhere else for that matter). Although mortality rates have fallen (thank God, Allah, Gaia and the Big Happy Buddha!), we are still on coronavirus lockdown. Since all is quiet on our west … Continue reading Easter Holy Week Processions in Spain, This Year of Corona Virus?