Spain. Valencia, Friday 14 October 2016

  Valencia. Now one of my favourite cities in the world. This was the view that I woke up to. And to get to my next destination, the Natural Park d’Albufera, I walked from the CITY CENTRE along a cycle path for a few hours, along a spectacular beach just minutes from the city. At…

Spain. Moncofa, Thursday 12 October 2016

  Deserted holiday resorts on a very cloudy day are *so* depressing. So, before leaving the Mediterranean coast and heading inland, I followed the locals’ lead – and headed inside for a quick coffee. A fine taste in music they had in Nico’s too – my coffee was serenaded by the one and only Jimmy…

Spain. Benicassim, Monday 10 October 2016

  Benicassim was one of the places I most wanted to see. Primarily to see the beautiful villas on the promenade here. Benicassim was the playground of the rich from Spain (and the rest of Europe). However, during the Spanish Civil War, these beautiful villas were transformed into hospitals for wounded International Brigade soldiers, including…

Spain. Parc Natural de Serra d’Irta, Friday 7 October 2016

  If there is one single memory from my walk in Spain, which will stand out most, then it will be the moonlit night I spent walking through the Natural Park de la Serra d’Irta, and finding a deserted little beach in a tiny cove within the park, and lying down and looking at stars…

Spain. Benicarlo, Thursday 6 October 2016

  I was supported by some pretty amazing people during my walk down the Mediterranean coast of Spain. And they didn’t come more amazing than the wonderful Càrol Ferré Pellicer in Benicarló. [Sorry for snapping when your eyes were closed Carol!]

Spain. Vinaros, Wednesday 5 October 2016

  I don’t normally splash out on “luxuries” during my walks. However, some *very* kind people donate a few pennies so that I can do so. So courtesy of the lovely Karen Servadei, I sat down in the Café Mozart in Vinaros, and enjoyed a wee “cortado”. And what a cafe it is. Dark wooden…

Spain. Sant Carles de la Rapita, Tuesday 4 October 2016

  My favourite destination (Sant Carles de la Rapita), and an amazing, and unforgettable, couple – Pilar and Jordi. And to make my stay even more enjoyable, they took me out for the evening to meet their English-language tutor. He was Scottish. And *so* much fun. A great time was had by all. And the…

Spain. The Road to Sant Carles de la Rapita, Monday 3 October 2016

Meet Marie! We met on the long (and, frankly, rather boring) road between Amposta and Sant Carles de la Rapita. Starting out from Copenhagen, Marie is spending 3 months cycling all over Europe. With her late Grandfather’s cap on her handlebars (he didn’t get to see much of Europe in his lifetime – he’s seeing…

Spain. Amposta, Monday 3 October 2016

  l’Ampolla was such a beautiful little town/harbour, that I spent hours wandering around – before continuing my walk, through the night, to Amposta. When I arrived in Amposta, my first task was to seek out some free wifi. Which is why I ended up in Tradicionarius. The fact that they served excellent coffee was…