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Call of the wild in north Spain

1 Oct

Only 15km from Santander, in northern Spain, lies the vast Cabárceno Wildlife Park, home to over 1,200 animals from across the globe!!. And it is huge: The elephant enclosure alone is as big as Madrid’s entire zoo! (and Madrid’s Zoo is one of the biggest in europe…).

The park also offers spectacular natural landscapes, upon which elephants, hippos, ostriches, camels, tigers, zebras, giraffes and other species live in a semi-wild state. Spaces has been created so that the animals can live in the conditions that are as similar as possible to their original habitats.

We love this one: Camels – old church in ruins. We don’t know if it’s natural wild habitats for camels, but sure we love the combination!

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tripNETer Road Trip stops in Santander

23 May

We were supossed to keep driving all along the inland for a few more days, but we we’re already missing the smell of the sea. And what a better sea than the fierce intense blue see of the north of Spain. So, we turned right in the next way out and drove direction Santander, the northern seaside city of Spain.

We left our car in the city center to give our eyes the chance to admire the majesty of the noble and royal buildings embraced by the Cantabrian Sea: like El Banco Vitalicio, Edificio de Correos, or Banco Mercantil.

Particularly remarkable is the imposing Royal Hotel, where we decided to drink tea and have some sweets in the Baroque Hall.

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