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Sierra Nevada
On my doorstep

Not skiing in the Sierra Nevada

While friends and family in the UK have been shivering under a blanket of snow, we’ve had to go actively seeking the white stuff so took a whistle-stop trip to the snowfields of the Sierra Nevada.

The Sierra Nevada is home to Europe’s most southerly ski resort. Less than 30 kms from Granada, the resort village of Pradollano, in the Monachil region, nestles at the foot of the mountains and has over 100 kms of ski runs.

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Top of the rock
On my doorstep

Climbing the Mediterranean Steps to the top of the Rock

If you want to get to Upper Rock Nature Reserve in Gibraltar there are a few options including the Cable Car (the easiest!), via Castle Steps that are accessed from Main Street near the Post Office (fairly easy and which come out by the Moorish Castle), or the Mediterranean Steps (definitely not for the faint hearted!).

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Whitewashed street with tree in Castellar de la Frontera
On my doorstep

A walk round Castellar de la Frontera

When we have visitors, one of the first places we take them is the gorgeous hilltop village of Castellar de la Frontera. This is partly because it’s only a short drive from where we live but also because it’s picture postcard beautiful and a good introduction to the ‘pueblos blancos’ (white towns) that Andalucia is famous for.

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