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Visit Spain Without Leaving France. Introducing Llivia.

Visit Spain Without Leaving France. Introducing Llivia.

Not far from the Spanish border in the French Pyrenees is a tiny picturesque town by the name of Llivia. Llivia is a small Spanish enclave completely surrounded by France. At around eight square miles in area with a population somewhere in the vicinity of 1500, much like Gibraltar, Llivia is a historical and cartographical anomaly. Separated from Spain by a…
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Day Trips To Spain- Markets & Historical Cáceres.

Day Trips To Spain- Markets & Historical Cáceres.

Taking advantage of the half  hour drive from Portugal into Spain is perfect for day trips – As we had been heading to the small town of Valencia de Alcántara in the region of Extremadura on most Mondays to enjoy the incredible little street market, we thought we should also take the time to head to the beautiful city of Cáceres. Extremadura is an autonomous…
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Easter Celebrations in Portugal and Spain.

Easter Celebrations in Portugal and Spain.

Most people now treat Easter as another commercial holiday created by Hallmark and Cadbury. This last week has reminded us that Easter is definitely a religious holiday, one both Portugal and Spain celebrate with religious fervour and loads of festivals. Some very realistic! One of the great things about house sitting in Marvão, Portugal is its proximity to the border, only half…
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