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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper. Born a "Norverner", she then spent most of her life "Dann Saff" before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle's loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order.


  1. Brian McLean
    September 20, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    Elle, am I wrong in assuming that this article is aimed at those visitors who have already been to Spain? If this is the case, and as I’m not an expert on anything, I would like to add that people should visit the Garrotxa (capital Olot) which is a volcanic region in Girona but Olot is only 100 Km from Barcelona. Green, lush vegetation and great food. It is home to La Fageda de’n Jordà, arguably the largest beech forest in the world best seen from horse drawn tours. Numerous Romanic churches in unspoilt medieval villages. The “Delta de l’Ebre” could go on, but Simon would probably be a more informed source. I just an “enthusiastic amateur” who knows what he likes. Once again, the Garrotxa is a MUST for those who think they’ve seen it all in Catalunya.


  2. Matt M
    September 20, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    I would definitely add Malaga to the list of must see Andalusian cities.


  3. Sue Clamp
    September 21, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    Can I add the two beautiful Renaissance jewels in Andalucia that are Baeza and Ubeda? They are definitely worth a visit.
    A visit to Extremadura should be on everybody’s Spanish “must-visit” list! Caceres, Trujillo, Zafra and the village of Hervas are all worth spending some time in. Merida, with its magnificent Roman remains, shouldn’t be missed!
    If ancient Roman and Greek archeological sites are your thing, then Empuries on the Costa Brava is a real treat!
    Cuenca with its hanging houses is also a spectacular town to visit.
    Spain is a country of such varied landscapes and beautiful towns and cities, each with their own character, it’s very difficult indeed to narrow down to a short-list of favourites!


    • Elle Draper
      September 21, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

      Hi Sue!
      You can add wherever you like! One’s person’s favourites are rarely someone else’s, as you say.
      Extremadura and Merida have been on my list of “want to get to” places for a while.
      Elle xx


  4. Robert Bovington
    February 22, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

    If you like beautiful architecture then Salamanca is an excellent place to visit.


    • Elle Draper
      February 25, 2014 @ 10:47 am

      Thansk Robert – yes it’s definitely on the list! x


  5. Diego Johnson
    April 13, 2018 @ 7:43 am

    Amazing post.Thanks for sharing this post with us.Keep sharing.


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