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Crossing the Ceuta Border

Crossing the Ceuta Border (from Morocco to Ceuta, Spain by land)

Crossing the Ceuta Border Ceuta is an enclave on the Mediterranean leftover from Spain’s colonization of Morocco. Ceuta is legally Spain, which is why those traveling from the mainland can take a ferry over for about forty euro. Those going to Ceuta from Morocco, however, have to cross the land border. Common issues The border …

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Ask Gomad Nomad: Ibiza & Spain Itinerary Recommendations

Dear GoMad Nomad, I’m headed to Spain and Ibiza in August. Probably will only be able to take a week from work along with both weekends on either side. Wondering if you have thoughts on what’s not to miss. Do you think you could let me know the approximate travel time and travel days needed …

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Camino de Santiago

Photo of the Week: El Camino de Santiago

El Camino de Santiago, or St. James’ Way, is a pilgrimage route traversing northern Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela. Legend has it that after the death of St. James, the apostle, angels transported his body back to Santiago, where he had preached before his death. Since then, devout Christians have been walking to …

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is it safe to walk the camino de santiago alone

Ask GoMad Nomad: Is it Safe to walk the Camino de Santiago as a Solo Woman?

Ask GoMad Nomad: Is it Safe to walk the Camino de Santiago alone as a Woman?   I am going to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain around late June / early July and I know you’ve done it. The only thing is, I’m going at it alone, and I am little nervous as …

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Exploring Lanzarote as a Wine Destination

Maybe it’s my pioneering American roots coming out, or the fact that I’m living in Roussillon, one of France’s most underappreciated wine-growing regions. Whatever the influence I’ve recently become fascinated by off-the-beaten-path wine makers. As a result, my recent travels have been inspired by wine growers and regions where hardship and persistence are key factors …

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Photo of the Week: Colorful Houses of Girona Spain

Catalonia is known for Barcelona, its famous artists, the beautiful Costa Brava, the Pyrenees, and its world-class cuisine. Girona Spain is right in the middle of all this. Girona is located inland from the coast, about an hour north of Barcelona. It’s a small city known for its Jewish quarter, old town, Cathedral, and colorful …

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