Spanish food is truly world class and, during a recent weekend in Seville, I was in foodie heaven. Read on for highlights of my foodie tour of one of Andalucia’s most beautiful cities.(more…)
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.(more…)
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!).(more…)
I love wandering round markets and Cadiz’s Mercado Central is a food lover’s dream! So much so, that I’m going to let the pictures do most of the talking for me!(more…)
Ever since I watched Rick Stein’s Long Weekend in Cadiz on TV I’d wanted to pay it a visit. At the time of watching, I wasn’t even living in Spain so mentally filed it away for a future holiday destination.
Fast forward a few months and not only was I living in Andalucia but Cadiz was practically on my doorstep. No excuse not to go!(more…)
Ronda is probably the most famous of Andalucia’s ‘pueblos blancos’ (white towns) and is perched above El Tajo Gorge in the Serrania de Ronda with spectacular views across the mountains and valleys.(more…)
I quite often pop over the border to Gibraltar and, when I do, one of my favourite places to visit is the Alameda Gardens. So much so that, after my last visit I decided to sign up as a volunteer – and look, I even have the t-shirt to prove it!(more…)
A chance glance at a map highlighted some Roman baths in the Casares hills just a 15 minute drive from home – perfect for a Sunday outing!(more…)
It was a beautiful late October Sunday and the clocks had just gone back an hour, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to go hiking in the Sierra Bermeja.
The plan was to hike to the top of Los Reales. The reality found us, instead, walking part of the route of the Gran Senda de Malaga which we accessed from the road behind Los Pedregales.(more…)
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.(more…)