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About Jackie De Burca

Jackie has lived in Spain since 2003 and loves it. She moved to San Rafael del Rio in 2013, which is in the Valencian Community, but minutes walk from Catalonia. She loves telling people about the area, as well as other favourite spots in Spain.

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The Benefits Of Being By The Sea & 6 Lovely Fishing Towns

When I first started travelling, it was in much the same way that the average person does; getting away once or twice a year, depending on what I could afford. Looking back on those days, of getting over to the Greek Islands twice a year, I realise that I lived for those holidays and I […]

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Madremanya Travel Guide

A beautiful village filled with stone buildings, that seems to have stood still for about 500 years, Madremanya is located in the Gironés region but just at the border with the Baix Emporda region. When you see it you won’t be surprised to hear that it’s been used for many film sets. This is one […]

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Santa Magdalena de Pulpis Travel Guide

Not far from the coast, you’ll find the agricultural village of Santa Magdalena de Pulpis, set in the Sierra de Irta Natural Park, nestling between the mountain ranges of Sierra de les Talaies and Sierra d’Irta. Filled with almond, olive and carob trees, it’s a small Spanish village with a little under 900 inhabitants. The […]

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Restaurant Carmen Guillemot Dessert to Die For

Taller de Cuina Carmen Guillemot

It’s taken me almost a week to write something about this restaurant. Why – you may ask yourself, was it so terrible that I was stuck for something not too unkind to say about it – no, it was quite the opposite actually. When we arrived at the front door of the restaurant, we were […]

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Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park

The Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park has a unique, magical landscape. As it’s flat, it is perfect for those who enjoy cycling, which in my humble opinion is a wonderful way to absorb its immense personality. The European Commission has designated it as an EDEN (European Destination of Excellence), because of its commitment to sustainable […]

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5 Star Hotels Barcelona-28 Five Star Hotels

Here is a guide of all 5 star hotels in Barcelona, arranged in order of popularity. All prices are for double rooms in January, and the numbers beside each hotel have been taken from the ranking in TripAdvisor at the time of writing in January 2014. Currently some of these are quite reasonable for five […]

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Experiencia Verema-Verema Experience Valencia and Barcelona

The Verema Experience has been taking place for 13 years in Valencia, and it’s a great event for wine enthusiasts, professionals and wineries, linking them all together. 2013 saw the first Verema Experience in Barcelona and Madrid, both of which were highly successful, attracting acclaim from visitors and critics. 2014 will be the year of […]

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Restaurant Les Palmeres Les Cases d’Alcanar

Wandering around Les Cases d’Alcanar by the port and nearby, it can be a bit of a challenge to choose the right restaurant. Lots of restaurants and their menus look inviting, and this fishing town has a particularly good reputation for its seafood. Before leaving home I had been tempted to look at TripAdvisor, but […]

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Els Ports National Park Catalonia

The dramatic, rugged landscape of Els Ports National Park stretches between the communities of Catalonia, Valencia and Aragon, taking up a total space of around 60,000 hectares. The majestic limestone massif is filled with abrupt cliff faces, natural resources, forests, valleys and abundant wildlife. You can spot Hispannic goats (Ibex), wild boar, badgers, foxes, wild […]

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La Senia Spain Travel Guide

Surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside, the first impression of La Senia is of a typical Catalan town in a lovely rural location, with the only exception being that you’ll notice that there are a number of furniture shops as you enter La Senia. Weaving your way further into the town, there is the pleasant surprise […]

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Orange Blossom Coast During Orange Harvest Season

Want to discover some unspoilt areas of Spain? One of these is the Orange Blossom Coast – Costa Azahar, which has many beautiful towns and natural settings to enjoy. As the name suggests there are indeed many oranges growing in the area, and on the 7th January, I took these photos when I was out […]

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Per a les organitzacions de turisme

By Jackie De Burca Per a les organitzacions de turisme Objectiu: Per a promocionar aquesta area als turistes anglo parlants que aprecien cultura i natura. Soc Jackie, una escriptora Irlandesa que visc a San Rafael del Riu. Si us plau envia’m un email amb informació sobre el teu municipi, incluent festes i rutes. Si tens […]

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About Jackie de Burca

Work With Me A little further down, you can get a feeling for who I am. Let’s Collaborate And Promote Your Town To A New Audience Blog Trips – Invite Us To Visit Afterwards I will write unbiased, original, authoritative articles and promote them via our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Get in touch with me […]

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Peniscola Spain Travel Guide

On a clear day I can see Peñíscola from the roof of our little country house, which is inland, around 25 miles away. The views of this piece of paradise are superb and rather unique, and can be seen from many vantage points along Spain’s Orange Blossom Coast (Costa Azahar). From a distance it is […]

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Benicassim Spain Travel Guide

Most famous for Spain’s top musical festival, Benicassim actually has one of the most charming promenades that I have ever seen. It is extremely well kept beside lovely beaches, but what makes it really special are the wonderful late 19th and early 20th century houses that are alongside parts of it. They make me dream […]

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Ulldecona Spain Travel Guide

Located in southern Catalonia about 11 km from the border with the Valencian Community, Ulldecona is a typical Catalan town, only 10 to 15 minutes drive to the sea. Ulldecona is a good choice for visitors who want to sense the real Catalonia, enjoy nature, visit other towns and interesting sites, yet only be a […]

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