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Tickle your tastebuds in Cadiz market

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! The market has more than 50 stalls selling fish and seafood, over another 50 offering fruit and veg, more than 40 selling meat, plus […]

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Things to see, do and eat in Cadiz

Since I watched Rick Stein’s Long Weekend in Cadiz on TV about a year ago 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 ten months and not only was I living in Andalucia […]

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Five things to do in Ronda

Ronda is one of Andalucia’s famous pueblo nuevos (white towns) and is perched above El Tajo Gorge in the Serrania de Ronda with spectacular views across the mountains down to the Costa del Sol. Rather than drive there, we decided that we’d let the train take the strain so we could kick back and really […]

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A wander round the Alameda Gardens in Gibraltar

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! Gibraltar’s Botanical Gardens were […]

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A dip in the Roman baths in Casares

A chance glance at a map highlighted some Roman baths in the Casares hills and a Google search showed that they are just a 15 minute drive from home – perfect for our latest Sunday outing! Los Banos de la Hedionda Translated from Spanish it means Baths of the Stinking Place and, walking up the path […]

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Hiking in the Sierra Bermeja

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 […]

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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. Partly because it’s only a short drive from where we live but also because it’s just so lovely – it really is picture postcard beautiful. There’s actually not that much to do in […]