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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 ...

Which is the best beach in Andalucia?

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_4652" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Which is your favourite beach in southern Spain? Many people like to kick back on the white sands of Bolonia (number 2)."][/caption] A (freebie) Spanish newspaper website started a "ranking" of Andalucia's beaches a few weeks ago. The ranking works on a points system - you score each ...

Picture post

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I haven't done a photo post on this blog for some time now. So here's an interactive post for you: seven photos, one from each of all the provinces in Andalucia except Jaen, which I'm ashamed to admit I've never visited in my eight years of living here. See if ...

What (not) to wear at the beach

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Imagine the scene: it’s Sunday, and every Spaniard - no matter whether or not they have their own pool, private or shared - heads to the beach. Dominguero is the word used to describe these Sunday daytrippers, who take along everything from their homes apart from the kitchen sink, or ...

¡Nos vamos a la playa!

Monday, July 19th, 2010

It's that time of year again when you pile bags and bags of stuff into the car boot: swimming costumes, towels, sunhats and suncream (and sunsuits if your kids are blanquitos like mine), buckets and spades, beach parasol, folding deckchair, cold box replete with water, soft drink, snacks, sandwiches (if ...

Fit for summer?

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Hey, summer's here. Time to hit the beach - after all, isn't that one of the reasons you live in, or are coming on holiday to, Andalucia? Are you panicking about your bikini body? Worried about all that cellulite? Launching on a last-minute attempt to look like Elle McPherson ...