So, Christmas is now out of the way and it daunted on me how long it’s been since I last updated you with my travels. Since the last post so much has happened including me launching my first ever ebook. Apart from that, I’ve driven across Spain back to Barcelona via some incredible scenery (more on that in a minute), I’ve flown to the UK for a kind of pre-Christmas family get together, flown back to Barcelona for Christmas and I now find myself in Romania! …Oh yeah and I was a finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition
Needless to say, I’ve got a lot to share with you. In an attempt to get you up to speed with where I am, I want to share just a few photos from the pueblos blancos (white villages) of Andalucia.
I apologise if this blog post comes across as a little rushed as I’m super excited to tell you about what I’m shooting at the moment. And for that, I need at least one whole post. But let’s go, get this one out the way and I’ll write another one tomorrow 🙂
These white towns and villages were incredibly peaceful and the narrow paved streets are great places to get lost for a few hours. The houses are painted white in an effort to reflect the sunlight and keep the inside cooler during the hot summer months when temperatures can get up to 45 degrees Celsius. Fortunately for us, things were a lot cooler.
We spent a few days in a couple of little villages and the people are as friendly here as any other part of Spain. That’s one of the things I really love about Spain – the generosity and openness of its people.
These villages are dotted throughout the Andalucian region and every one that I have ever visited has been charming, many of them are small, sleepy and quiet. But even the larger more bustling towns keep their charm and have a certain feeling of stepping back in time.
My time in Spain is coming to an end and over the next month, I’ll be driving towards the South of Italy. I really think 2018 is going to be a great year.