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Regardless of we are sharing travel stories from all over the world, one country has a special place in our hearts: España! Therefore we have created a collection – Spanish Travel Stories by Besides the Obvious – out of all the amazing places that we had the chance to visit so far in the Peninsula Iberica.

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¡Olé! ¡Viva España!

 

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El Roc de Sant Gaietà – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part XIV.

We didn’t even know what to do in Roc de Sant Gaietà the first time we arrived here. Neither that because of job reasons we will end up living around it. This was our last step on our first Vuelta a España – a Spanish tour travel series. El Roc de Sant Gaietà is not …

10 reasons why to visit Salou

10 reasons why to visit Salou in 2021

Salou is a municipality of the comarca of Tarragonès, in Catalonia. The city is approximately 10 km from Tarragona and as well as from Reus, located on the sandy Costa Daurada, and 112 km from Barcelona. Salou was founded by the Greeks in the 6th century, and this coastal town became a notable commercial port during the medieval and modern ages, while throughout the 20th century, Salou …

Altafulla – The town of thousand magic gates on Costa Daurada, in Catalonia, Spain

This is an article about what to see in Altafulla, a coastal gem on Costa Daurada with an impressive historic heritage. Altafulla is mainly known because of its beach. Costa Daurada itelf is famous for the sandy coastline and lovely beaches, but this territory is much more than that. And besides their amazing and not …

Entrevista amb la Dolors Torné del Celler Cal Serafí a Torredembarra – Versió en Català

Aquesta és la entrevista a la propietària de Cal Serafí, un icònic celler al vell mig del centre històric de Torredembarra. És la Dolors, que de seguida ens va respondre per correu electrònic que es prestava a fer l’entrevista. Hem quedat a les quatre, quan el celler està tancat i ens rep amb dues persones …

Interview with Dolors Torné, Cal Serafí wine-shop, Torredembarra – English version

Here you can read an interview with the owner of Cal Serafí, the iconic wine-shop in the old part of the historic center of Torredembarra. She is Dolors Torné, who immediately answered us by e-mail and kindly accepted to do the interview. We met at 4 p.m. when the wine-shop is usually closed and she …

Let’s get lost on Costa Daurada

Let’s get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most beautiful villages of Costa Daurada – part III.

Let’s get lost on Costa Daurada this time! In the first two episodes of the Let’s get lost in Catalonia series, we have already reviewed 20 beautiful inland villages in Catalonia. You can take a look here if you missed them. Let’s get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most picturesque non-coastal Catalan villages – part I. …

Calçots for everyone by Besides the Obvious

Calçots for everyone!

Calçots are a trendy veggie meal, available and good for everybody. They are tasty, cool, traditional, could be very social and for sure is a super choice for vegetarians and vegans. Here you will learn what calçots are, from where they come, how to cook them and how to get into this Catalan tradition. The …

Escalivada recipe

Escalivada – a simple & super tasty recipe from Catalonia & Aragon

Escalivada is a roasted vegetable dish and coming from the regions of Catalonia and Aragon. Its name is routed to the Catalan verb “escalivar” meaning “to cook in ashes“, referencing the dish’s traditional preparation in the embers of a wood fire. The classic Escalivada recipe is very easy, so if you are looking for something quick, just take …

Let's get lost in Catalonia!

Let’s get lost in Catalonia! 10 more picturesque non-coastal Catalan villages – part II.

In the first part of this series, we have covered 10 beautiful inland villages in Catalonia. Take a look here, if you missed “Let’s get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most picturesque non-coastal Catalan villages – part I.”, as this article is a continuation of that. Of course, the list doesn’t end here, as Catalonia …

Let's get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most picteresque non-coastal Catalan villages.

Let’s get lost in Catalonia! The 10 most picturesque non-coastal Catalan villages – part I.

I bet if you happen to like football you have already heard the famous cheering of F.C. Barcelona: “visca el Barça i visca Catalunya“, meaning “long live Barça and Catalonia“. And yes, when we think about Catalonia as a potential travel destination, usually the first spot coming to everyone’s mind is its capital city: Barcelona. If we think further then normally we include …

Our top 20 places in 2020 – how & to where we were able to travel during the year of Covid-19…

2020 was not the year of traveling. Neither for us. We, who usually take every occasion to travel, whose everyday life looks like continuously checking options, calendars, travel deals, flight schedules, we also found ourselves in a new reality. The old days were gone, when ever we had free time, we just went to explore, …

Vilaseca On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region

On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region – part II.

We are here to continue our article about the castles worth visiting in Camp de Tarragona region. In the first part – On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region – part I., we have covered the castles of Tamarit, Calafell, Ferran, Altafulla, and El Catllar, and in this article, we will …

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