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Literary Andalucia

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

An invaluable companion for anyone who is interested in the literature of Andalucia. Andalucia – A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (IB Tauris) This is a thoroughly-researched, comprehensive guide to every major writer who has ever lived, or spent time, in Andalucia. From Miguel de Cervantes to Michael Jacobs, ...

New regulations on rental accommodation in Andalucia

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

A large proportion of visitors who come to Andalucia for their holidays rent a self-catering apartment or villa, whether by the beach or inland; in a city or in the mountains. New regulations for tourist accommodation (BOJA Decreto 28/2016) came into force this month (February 2016) to stipulate formally what property owners are obligated ...

Landscapes of Andalucia

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Clockwise Sierra de Ronda near Gaucin. wetlands of Doñana Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Almeria’s desert landscape, used as a location for Series 6 of Game of Thrones. Los Muertos beach in Almeria, with volcanic cliffs. Those of us who are fortunate enough to live here in Andalucia will be ...

Are you Happy? Here in Andalucia we are!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

"It might seem crazy what I’m ’bout to say Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break (Let's face it - those words could have been written with Andalucia in mind.) I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space With the air, like I don’t care baby by ...

Best wishes for 2014, and a look at 2013’s blog highlights

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Wishing all our dear readers a very happy Noche Buena - New Year's Eve - from the team here at May your 12 grapes, eaten on the strokes of midnight, slip down easily, along with plenty of cava! From everyone here in our Estepona offices, we want to wish ...

La Gran Recogida 2013: the season of giving

Friday, November 29th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12736" align="aligncenter" width="409" caption="Donate food for the hungry in Andalucia as part of the Gran Recogida de Alimentos (Great Food Collection), at supermarkets today and tomorrow."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12740" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Two volunteers in my local supermarket accept food donated by shoppers as part of La Gran Recogida early this ...

Experiencing the olive harvest in Jaen

Monday, November 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12445" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The cortijo and factory, nestled in rolling hills of olive fields, backed by the Sierra Magina."] [/caption] A few posts ago, I mentioned a new scheme organised by Jaen Tourism - pick your own olives. This puente weekend, I was lucky enough to experience it for myself, ...

Pick olives and make your own oil!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12082" align="aligncenter" width="218" caption="Cortijo Espiritu Santo is one of the olive estates where you see the olive oil being made, and stay on the farm"] [/caption] This new idea, from Oleotour Jaen, brings together seven almazaras (olive oil mills) in the province, one of which is Cortijo Spiritu Santo near ...

The flavour of Andalucia, II

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11947" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" Michelin-starred chef-restaurateurs Dani Garcia (left) and Angel Leon at Andalucia Sabor IV in Seville this week"]

Where does the World’s Best Olive Oil come from? Why, Andalucia, of course!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11753" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="World's Best Olive Oils - nine of the top 10 come from Andalucia. Altogether now: We are the Champions..."] [/caption] I don't use capitals lightly, and, like most journalists, abhor blatant abuse of upper case letters almost as much as inappropriate apostrophes. So it is no ...