Poblet Monastery, a Cistercian abbey in Catalonia

We do love monasteries. We love to get lost among their stones, to walk through the cloister, to sit in the church and to imagine the lifes of those monks or nuns that used to live therein some centuries ago. Sometimes we don’t need to go much far to visit impressive monasteries.

We have already posted in this blog about Montserrat, a true symbol of Catalonia which is still in use today. And we have also written about Siurana, one of the most beautiful villages in Catalonia, located in the Tarragona province. Well, we visited Siurana from a hotel that was placed next to one of the must-see monuments in Catalonia: the Poblet Monastery, a World Heritage site since 1991. Do you want to know what you can find if you just drive 1 hour and 30 minutes from Barcelona? Keep reading!

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Views from the second floor of the cloister. Have a look at the Gothic dome!

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The biggest danger in Namibia

Namibia is a wild country. Many people could think that traveling to Namibia is not safe. And that doing it without a travel agency could be worse… but this is not the case. Maybe you will think that the biggest dangers are the lions, elephants, hyenas, hypos or cheetahs but reality is far more different. The biggest danger in Namibia is…

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Typical gravel and straight road

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Burgos: a World Heritage Cathedral in Spain

Spain seems to be a very touristic country. And, indeed, it is, but there are still some places that are mainly appreciated by locals and do not use to appear in the classical routes. When going back to Barcelona after our roadrip through the centre and the north of Portugal, we had to stop somewhere to spend the night. And we didn’t have to think much to choose a destination. We searched the route back home on Google Maps and inmediately decided that we would stop in Burgos. Its extraordinary Gothic cathedral was a good reason for it.

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Facade of Saint Mary

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Unforgettable Namibia: The Video

This is a video resume of our roadtrip in Namibia. Here you will see us inside the ghost buildings of Kolmanskop, riding horses, flying over the Namib desert, climbing the highest dunes in the world, searching for lions, elephants, giraffes… You will discover dreamy landscapes like Sossusvlei and its dead trees in a white clay pan, thousands of seals, two different tribes (Himba and San)… You will see why sunrises and sunsets in Africa are different and will discover the incredible wide desert landscapes and the Skeleton Coast from above, included one shipwreck!

And everything with the most appropiate music for this travel… do you guess which song is playing? Prepare your emotions.

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Two weeks in Namibia: our roadtrip

Find here a video resume of our roadtrip with the best moments of our trip.

Some days ago we got back to Barcelona after spending two weeks in Namibia during our summer holidays. We had planned a trip around almost the entire country (excluding the Caprivi Strip) in an envisaged itinerary that we shared with you here some time ago. Now that the trip has ended and has become no longer a plan but a memory, we can say that we have mainly complied with the intended route, with some precious time for improvisation.

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Our home during those two weeks

When we started thinking of Namibia as a holiday destination, we had some doubts about the days that we needed to cover the main hotspots of the country and the fact of doing a self-organized trip. Now we can say that it is possible to organize a trip to Namibia on your own and that, if you are not afraid of driving lots of hours each day (Namibia is quite large…), in two weeks you can get at least a good view of what the country has to offer. You will find below a general description of our final route. We will explain hotspots with more detail in future posts.

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