Breathe the best air of your life

The best thing of this strange situation that everyone is living is the air.

Nature recovers so fast the space, without humans the earth is perfect.

First time that the world is stopped, even in my best dreams was not posible.

Isn’t a real situation, but we could think to change the world. The truth is that always the economy will decide this future. News now are focus in the virus, but maybe in a few months they focus in another thing.

Our minds are free, but they help to have an easy thinking.
Social distance, now Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… They are our society, sometimes with lot of fakes news that increase the feelings of a difficult future.

Could be casual or not, but is the main global thing after the second world war.

Climate Change generate lot of ideas, but most of the countries just wait until the last day to do something.

Now everything was so fast and the answer very similar everywhere.

I talk with friends around the world and is the first time that we are in the same situation.

April is amazing, hard to lose this landscape with a perfect temperature
I’m lucky to have a terrace with nice views
Maybe a good place to forget everything, alone hidden in the nature

Anxiety is out control now, I need keep my routine to keep the good way. Lot of months to have good feelings to live, but this situation put everything complicate.

It’s my time, I’m sorry but I need to stay in the good way, I’m doing not allowed things. Maybe people don’t understand like is usual, but it’s my time, I don’t want to come back to foggy days…

I was a teenager, now sometimes I have similar feelings trying to recover my way
Happy at Christmas with my Grandmother.
She is alone in a residence, negative in Covid, but without the possibility of any visit.
I did a videoconference, she was nervous but happy giving lot of kisses to the skin.
April 19 is the 98 anniversary and I can’t be celebrating.

Until 26 at home, the school we will see…

The most strange year, even my 2019 was also complicated.

Tarragona

Today the province of Tarragona. The last day I talk about Ebro River forms a big Delta, maybe one the most interesting visit of Tarragona.

This picture from my best friend.
Vidajeros.es

Delta is very windy area. Summer is warm and with the humidity feel warmer. Rice is the big product of the Delta. Now also they produce lot of sea fruits.

They produce in the sea, like farms
Totally flat area, the sea is going to make this area that enter 30 kilometers from the coast.





The capital is one of the most important cities in the peninsula, the old Roman city of Tarraco. Lot of historic things to visit, and also beach and important port.

Tarragona is very industrial area for the oil, is the only area of Spain with oil. There refineries. Also there are 2 Nuclear plants, Vandellos in the Coast and Asco in the Ebro river.

Summer is full of tourist
Also the are rocks in some beaches
Hospitalet de l’Infant the most windy area
The mountains close to the coast produce electricity

The highest mountains are in the ports, lot of rocks some trees that are the southern point that they live. The rainfall is bigger than all the areas arround.

The Estrets rivers in the north entrance to the natural Park
The rocks are huge
Very good area, quiet with lot of animals
Nice village, good wine big contrast with the coast.





There are more mountains in Tarragona. Montsant paradise to climb, Prades the red village with amazing forest. Just and example of the variety of this region.

Strong winds from the sea form clouds in the Prelitoral mountains
Places quiet to think about
Escalada Dei runes very interesting to discover the life in this important religious center
Church inside the stone
Clear sky in windy day in the Priorat with the best wines. Slow visit, lot of curvy roads. Rally uses this roads.
Siurana one of the most popular visit in Cornudella de Montsant
Lot of people come just to take this pictures of Siurana
Prades the red village for the buildings. The forest are important in Prades.

Stil in Tarragona we find a very nice village with walls Montblanc in the Conca de Barbera.

Medieval village, very interesting for the architecture

Just a small presentation of a region with more interesting places than you expect.

The Ribera is interesting to find historic places from the battle of Ebro in the civil war.

Miravet and the castle, with still a boat to cross the river. In this point is a very big river.

There is important the traditional Calçots, specially in Valls the capital of the Alt Camp.

Very complete region, the biggest river, important factories, beach, Delta, mountains, the country produce lot of Mediterranean products.

The valley of Ebro river

Today I talk about this natural region

The river Ebro is the most important Mediterranean river in the Peninsula. Is the longest totally in Spain.
I talk of the medium and the end of the river.

Ebro start in Cantabria and cross part of Burgos, but I will talk about this area another day. Today I talk about La Rioja, Navarra, Aragón and Catalunya.

The Valley is very windy in winter. Also fog is very important in winter, in some areas could be some weeks without sun.
The region isn’t very rainy, with some desert, not totally natural, because was the extensive use of the furniture and the sheep that help to disappear the trees. Climate isn’t desert, sometimes have heavy thunderstorms. Irregular rainfall like in most of Mediterranean region.

The Biggest cities of this region are Logroño, Zaragoza, Lleida.

Southeast of Spain is the real desert of Europe.
Calm river in Logroño.
Zaragoza in a windy day

The weather is hard in this region, winter with fog or wind, despite some ocasional showers. The feeling of cold, humid or to dry with the wind.

Spring big contrast in day and night temperatures. Thunderstorms are normal at this time of the year, the most rainy time.

Summer is warm, sometimes 40°. Nights aren’t very cold in big cities, a little bit better than Mediterranean cities but still warm nights.

Autumn in the east is posible have the Mediterranean famous situation of heavy rain in October. November start the fog days, first some hours, but In December could be even weeks.

Monegros landscape
Typical winter day in the big park of Mitjana in Lleida
Bardenas Reales in the south of Navarra
Rioja with lot of winery’s.
The water of the river and all the rivers of the Pyrenees make this region rich in agriculture
Big flat areas

I will continue until the end of the river and the amazing Delta another day.

The river has lot of big lakes to control, but sometimes in Spring with heavy rains the floods are important in this region.

In the lakes are the material that need the Delta to survive. Delta is like we now for they cut the trees for furniture to make ships to fight again England. It make that part of the floor went to the river and form one of the most important Delta in Mediterranean. Lot of species of birds, the rice are in serious danger. The last famous Gloria bring lot of problems to the region.

The Iberian mountain

The Iberian mountains, the river Ebro and the Mediterranean coast make the border.

This mountains separate the meseta from the valley of Ebro river and also the coast.

Despite the south part is near to the coast the climate is very different. In this area we find the triangle of the cold. Is the coldest area of Spain, but only at night. Also we find the area near the Mediterranean is the most stormy area of Peninsula.

The view from the last peak in Burgos. Interesting area is easy find fossilized animals in the rocks.
Sad Hill, appears in spaghetti western films where Clint Eastwood was the star.
The rivers form canyons in this area
All this natural region the population is very low, even in some areas the density is the lowest in Europe.

The main cities of this big natural region are Soria, Cuenca and Teruel.

There are some rest of the last glacial time.
Laguna Negra, and Neila are the example.

This mountains have some areas that are like big mesetas with big areas above 1000 meters. The example is the way from Madrid to Barcelona, crossing the area of Alcarria.

The geography is complicate in this mountains. Important rivers born here, as Tajo, Duero Atlantic side, but also mediterranean like the Jucar river.

Good trekking routes, good nature and very quiet area.
Alto Tajo is amazing
Perfect place in summer
The landscape of this mountains
Albarracin is a good place to discover. Nice architecture.

Teruel and Castellón are the last province of this mountains.
Storms are usual in summer, also here the density of population is lower but bigger than in Alto Tajo. The roads improved the last years with a highway of Zaragoza, other to Valencia. This helps to have more visitors in this area.
They have good jam, because is very dry area perfect to cure the jam. There aren’t black pork, but the quality is good.
Castellón area despite is close to the coast is quiet, the most popular place is Morella.

Another day I will talk more, because part of Iberian mountains touch with Catalunya in area call Matarranya where are good places to swim in summer.

Memories of Ireland

This picture isn’t digital, the quality is bad.
It was 18 years ago my last minutes in Ireland

During 2 weeks I stayed with a family with another student from Japan.

I was 19 years old and my first international trip alone. My first flight, new experience.

My bedroom during 2 weeks. With my weather station.

I was very thin because I like running like now. The family give me lot of food because they are a little bit worried.

I didn’t understand most of the words that the man of the house said to me, I was a little bit worried, but the wife tell me that he was from Northern Ireland and speak Gaelic.

First day in the school with other new students to learn English for foreigners. First of all dona test to know your level.

I did classes in the morning and in the afternoon, 26 hours for week. I used to eat something to lunch. In Spain is the main meal, but in Ireland the diner is early and main meal of the day. This timetable I like because is posible to have some free time after lunch.

I used to study, see the soccer, some films like Nothing Hill and of course go out to drink Guinness. Normally I don’t drink any alcohol, but in Ireland I used to drink a beer every day.

I visited the Guinness Museum with very good views of Dublin.

I went to the Temple bar a few evenings.

I was a young student in country that also change the coin one month ago. With euro coin was very easy to know the prices.
The way to the Dart station. The green of Dublin surprise me.

I was surprised with the weather program in the tv, how everything was so fast. Rain, wind, sun but less cold that I expected.

The coldest morning, below zero and the hills with snow

Lot of clouds but I remember 7 days without rain, not bad for Dublin in February and Early March. The last day, come back to the airport snowing.

My home was in Raheny, I bought a weekly pass, I can do it all the travels that was necessary.

Raheny from the North bull Island were I used to arrive running
During the weekend we took a bus to Wicklow.
I was surprised with the colors of some houses.
Traveling until the last station of Dart
Howth the last Dart station

After 2 weeks I learn lot of English, meet people from lot of countries.

It was a great experience and I did the same 5 years layer in Toronto.
I started to dream in English, the improvement was good specially the speaking. Since there I speak more fluently.

Dreams come true…

Sometimes reality could be even better…

I never seen the lights of the north.
I would like to see.

I like travel, in the last years less than I want. I like traveling by my self, now there are lot of possibilities. I like drive, for me the best way to travel, I feel free in a nice road.

Big road trip in USA is one of my dreams



Amazing places that I would like to visit. The nature, the northernmost places. Also visit the South Hemisphere…

Japan famous Mount Fuji.
Lot of hours of manga make it special
Patagonia, because I prefer cold places

Iceland, Norway, Sweeden, Faroe Islands, Finland destinations that I want to know in my life.

Iceland
Faroe Islands

Norway
Alaska
Western Canada


Yellowstone
Yosemite
Autumn in New England
Alps

Any of this pictures is mine, but I would like to go and take similar pictures.

Discover like the wolf, walks lot of kilometers
New Zeeland

Today more pictures than words, but dreams are like this, nothing matters…

I’m patient, waiting big dreams with smaller objectives.

The world is big enough, then choose the things that makea a different in your mind.

I like the nature, more than the cities. Now with a global world, looks very similar.

I feel small and full of energy during a trip.

Travel is learn lot of things, total experience is you are open to see something different…

Extremadura

My parents are from Extremadura, is very special for me.

Is a region inland very interesting and with big empty places where the landscape of Dehesa. Lot of years the human use this natural landscape, bulls and pigs live there.

The best jams are from this landscape.
Dehesa from the Natural park of Monfrague, perfect place to do bird watching.
Big rivers in Extremadura, Tajo in Caceres and Guadiana in Badajoz

Extremadura is more green than the south meseta, the Atlantic influence arrive to the west and highest mountains of the north above 2000 meters, make than la Vera is very rainy region.

The north of Extremadura is full of rivers. There are lot of swimming pools, perfect for summer time.
Garganta de los Infiernos in the Jerte Valley
Perfect place to swim
There are lot to choose in summer, cold water. Some of the have lot of equipment and shadow to spend a perfect day in the warmest days.

Summer is dry and warm, at night in mountain areas gets colder because is a continental region and the low humidity helps.

The warmest places are in Vegas del Guadiana the lower places of the region.

Talavera la Real the village of my father. The airport is there, was militar but now also passengers flights.
Coria the village of my mother. There is a roman bridge without river. There was a big earthquake in Lisboa than destroy the city, also change the Alagon River.
Caceres at night

There are lot of interesting cities to visit. Merida the capital, Trujillo, Hervás, Guadalupe, Badajoz are some of them.

Alcantara and the roman bridge
Las Hurdes in the North, very popular for a film in the 30’s was the most poor region in Spain.
Hurdes black villages architecture
Jerte cherry on flower. Cherry of Jerte are the best in Europe

Very complete region with lot of kilometers of coast in the big lakes. Low density, good food, kind people. Is still a paradise, you feel the nature, listen the birds.

Car is the best way to visit this region, now the roads are very good an without traffic.
My favorite road is the National that goes from Caceres to Badajoz without passing Merida. The landscape of Dehesa is spectacular. If you have time and you can enter in San Pedro Mountain, go to Aliseda. Places to see animals.

Enjoy this amazing region for me one of the most natural and not too touristic.