Travel: Roadtrip through Andalusia part 1

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Hola babes,

Last month, I can’t believe it is already so far in the past, my love and I went to the Andalusia region in Spain for a well deserved holiday. A roadtrip through Andalusia. Although we did go on some short trips, it had been 4 years since we went on holiday together. Which I think is pretty long, right? And so we went on a roadtrip, a roadtrip through Andalusia.

Well let me tell you, it was an amazing holiday where we learned a lot and where we experienced so many beautiful things! It really was something good. It was our time to stand in the sun together, figuratively and literally speaking. Our place to just enjoy life, each other, the good weather and the gorgeous environment.

And so we did! We saw so many cities, sights and we did so much, I think maybe we even tried to see and visit too much. But it was worth it, it was amazing! And it was a trip to never forget. Today I am starting with part one about our little Roadtrip through Andalusia.

Stay tuned for part 2 and even more! 🙂 Hope you’ll like it.


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We started our roadtrip through Andalusia after arriving at Malaga airport. As we had a late flight we decided to stay the night somewhere before starting our first drive to Tarifa, the most southern town of Spain.

Tarifa, loves, is such a gorgeous town! We stayed there for a couple of days but had a pretty busy schedule. From surfing to visiting Cadiz! Unfortunately we did not take a lot of pictures of the town itself but everything there was really cool. It’s a touristy, but not too touristy little town, with a relaxed and chill atmosphere. Most of the tourists there are (kite)surfers and are there for the waves. It was pretty cool let me tell you that. The town is not big and the center of the town is really busy at night. A good town to have a delicious dinner before getting your groove on by drinking some cocktails and ending the night dancing in the club. So yes, it’s a good place to go out! But because of the chill and relaxed atmosphere, it’s also very nice to just draw your own plan and do something entirely different, like going to a beach somewhat out of the city and watching the stars!

Tarifa is one of the places we definitely would like to go back to. I think there is much more to explore and as it’s super duper close to Morocco we would like to do a weekend or a day tour from Tarifa to Tangier next time we are there!

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As part of our roadtrip through Andalusia we stayed in some cities for multiple days making day trips to other cities. One of these day trips went to Cadiz, which is apparently one of the oldest cities of Europe. Cadiz is supposed to be founded by Hercules, and it’s sometimes called Havana of Europe or Small Havana. Did you know that Die Another Day, which is based in Cuba, is actually filmed for a part in Cadiz. Cadiz not only looks a lot like Havana, it is also the sister city of Havana.

Cadiz is a gorgeous town and we loved the architecture and some of the huge parks. However I would not go to Cadiz for longer than two days I think. The beach was really over crowded when we went there and it was just too hot!

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Finally for today’s late night blog post ;),I want to tell you just a little bit about our visit to Gibraltar as well. The third step of our roadtrip through Andalusia was Gibraltar. Which, as you might know, or perhaps this comes as a surprise, is a British Overseas Territory. In Gibraltar you speak English, you eat English stuff and you pay with the British Pound. Not to mention the classic English phone booths!

The main attraction in Gibraltar is the rock, which you can visit by car, buss or with the cablecar. From the rock you have an amazing view and here you will also spot the only primates of Europe! Cool, right? However these little monkeys can get quiet monstrous so watch your stuff 😉

We went up to the rock by cablecar and walked down via the Mediterranean steps, a pathway of say 1,5 kilometers. I was a bit scared as I am not yet that much of an advanced hiker but down the road I actually started enjoying the pathway and it’s spectacular views! Definitely something to put on your to-do list should you visit Gibraltar!

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That’s it for today, I am going to jump into bed! Tomorrow is a new day! Hope you liked this blogpost about my Roadtrip through Andalusia and stay tuned for more!


  1. Kitty Limon August 12, 2016

    the places look incredible, you both seemed to really enjoy it and so you should 🙂

  2. Nikki Hamilton August 12, 2016

    What a beautiful place. So glad to hear that you both enjoyed your holiday.

  3. Nadine Smith August 12, 2016

    Everything looks gorgeous! (Including you, of course) That is one of my dream destinations!

    Nadine Smith | Scenes From Nadine

    • Saranda Walgaard August 13, 2016

      Thanks so much Nadine! It’s gorgeous there, you should totally visit Andalusia asap 🙂

  4. Jasmin N August 12, 2016

    Oh my goodness this post makes me miss Spain so badly and it’s only a week ago when I was there! Excited to see more of your posts about your roadtrip, sounds so amazing 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy

    • Saranda Walgaard August 13, 2016

      I miss it too! Stay tuned, the next post will be online upcoming Thursday 🙂 xo

  5. Annie Says August 12, 2016

    Those pictures are amazing! So beautiful.
    I need someone to lend me money so I could travel….

  6. Petar August 13, 2016

    Nice pictures! You sure have a great life with all these travels…

    • Saranda Walgaard August 13, 2016

      Haha well it’s not that I am on the road every month or so, I wish 😉
      Thank you for your comment 🙂

  7. Saranda Walgaard August 13, 2016

    Thank you Jay! I try to do my best 🙂

  8. Mary Welby August 15, 2016

    Wow, your pictures are incredible! It looks like you had a fantastic trip.

  9. Karla Pitzen September 14, 2016

    Breathtaking photos. It looks like an incredible trip.


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