Just above Algeciras and Gibraltar - the port to Africa - a big natural park stretches far inland on both sides of the A381 highway to Seville. Los Alcornocales Natural Park in the Andalusia province in Spain consists of Mediterranean native forest and is a nice place to explore by foot or bicycle for those who are not in a rush to get to Africa.
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It’s hard to miss when driving down south from Seville to Gibraltar. The renewable energy projects created by Iberdrola – The Spanish energy giant – are everywhere. The Andalusia - Cadiz part of Spain must be a favorable location. And not only that, there’s more that dominates the landscape.
An unusual encounter with a deserted and classy house in Andalusia in Spain. No sign, no name, nothing. Deserted and in considerable decline but still standing. It’s located near the Tempul spring at the Guadalcacin reservoir near Arcos de la Frontera. Have a look.
The landscape is totally surreal - mining activities at Minas de Riotinto created huge pits and odd shaped hills in the metal rich soil in Andalusia, Spain. The area can be visited though mining still continues at nearby Nerva by the Rio Tinto company.
For those visiting Seville – in Andalusia in Spain with their mobile home / RV / Campervan there’s Villsom camping in Dos Hermanas south of Seville. It’s a very popular place to park for a few days, but not only that. Stocking up supplies from here is quite easy before heading down south. Although it seems it's the only camping near Seville, there's a few places more. An impression of Villsom camping and alternatives.
It usually takes just one look to notice a place has something special. Almonaster La Real in the Sierra de Aracena in Spain is such a place. The village has an old mosque on top of a rock overlooking the whole area. Almonaster La Real is a 1,5 hour drive away from Seville in Andalusia and is a good starting point to explore the area by foot over well marked trails.
Anyone who stays for some time in the Alentejo region in Portugal will notice the exceptional large selection of regional Alentejo wines in Portuguese supermarkets. The large selection is no surprise after having tasted Portuguese Alentejo wines, the taste is remarkable and makes a lasting impression. Here's a bit about the Alentejo wine market with a personal favorite.
I like the alloy wheels on the gypsy cart.