I love the south-east of Spain at any time of year, but a recent post by a fellow travel writer struck a chord with me. In it, she mentions the benefits of visiting destinations in the low season, and it reminded me of my time living in Spain’s Almería province…
High above the citrus groves of the Almanzora Valley, beyond the sun-baked terraces of traditional Spanish pueblo life, strange white-domed shapes loom like imposing bulbous giants atop the pine-clad Sierra de los Filabres.
In March 2015, a partial eclipse of the Sun, visible from Britain, brought back fond memories of a frantic chase across rolling countryside on Wednesday 11th August 1999, the last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the UK (from the tip of Cornwall). Only this wasn’t the Cornish peninsula we were crossing, but the mosaic of French fields dotting the rural landscape in northern France. Pin it for later
Don’t become ill on the Trans-Siberian, not unless you are proficient in Russian. Even then, you may experience a ride in a builder’s van masquerading as an ambulance – and the small matter of having to palm airport officials with US dollars to exit the country upon your recovery.