The mountains of Castellon

The mountains of Castellon © 2011 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

I have been going back and forth to the mountains in Castellon for exactly ten years now, trying to get a dream realised – a finca restored, and a simpler more fulfilling way of living started off-grid, up a mountain, and … Continue reading

A celebration of El Maestrat!

El Maestrat is home to many artists © 2016 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

It is now exactly a staggering 10 years since I first set foot in beautiful El Maestrat. In some ways it seems that I have been coming here all my life, and in others it seems that I have blinked … Continue reading

The snail baggers

white mountain snail in spanish mountainside © 2016 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

For the last two years I have been observing the slow increase of the white mountain snail on my land. This is an endangered and protected species yet many a restaurant will pay a handsome price for them. I have … Continue reading

Castellon’s ghost airport comes to life!

Castellon airport 238 © 2015 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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Fallas costumes and Paella

Boy's fallas costume, valencia 2 © 2015 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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The lost village of La Estrella

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tp not_in=”es”] Major update due to second visit! La Estrella is a village 24 kilometres from Mosqueruela and the same again from Vilafranca. From the first town the track is of dirt and very bumpy, largely impossible without a 4 … Continue reading

Toni the beekeeper and beekeeping

Toni the beekeeper and beekeeping © 2015 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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La Fira del Vi, wine festival of Useres

girls allowed too at the Useres wine fair © 2015 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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I was ready to love Ryanair and kind of do

castellon airport Spain © 2015 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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If these trees can survive here, they will thrive anywhere

This nursery typifies the spanish recession in so many ways © 2015 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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Pepe Nebot and life in a haze

Pep Nebot's intense eyes © 2015 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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How to peel a prickly cactus fruit and why you should

Paring a prickly cactus fruit in EL Maestrat © 2014 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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A Spanish wine harvest or “vendimia”

plump juicy spanish grapes © 2014 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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A young woman of Spain

Anna modeled for my first exhibition © 2014 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

  Anna has many talents Traducción español por Anna Belles Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 stephanie de lengAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Summary:You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at this web … Continue reading

A sort of hippy artist

spanish mountain life © 2014 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

The castell a fifteen minutes walk from Atzeneta was showing a small exhibition that took me by surprise. I do not want to do injustice to the castell for it has a fond place in the hearts of many, but … Continue reading

Mountain Life in El Maestrat

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EL Maestrat where I live is dotted with old fincas, many uninhabited and in need of serious repair. As remote as this region is, I often thank my lucky stars that as yet there have been no inroads of urbanizations … Continue reading

Colour in Benicassim

a colourful exhibition in Benicassim © 2014 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

  A few days ago I drove down to Benicassim to photograph Joan Simo, a local artist with a colourful reputation. His gallery and home is on the main street of the old town centre, a place I had never … Continue reading

Seaside days – by the coast

Trees growing to the sea indicate the direction of the prevailing winds © 2014 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

It was a lovely Spring day and just like summer. Three of us drove down to the coast of Oropesa to take a sick dog to the vet. Afterwards we had a light lunch overlooking the bay and treated the dog … Continue reading