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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 ...

Busy beaches

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3529" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Conil de la Frontera's beach (off season)."][/caption] July is high holiday season here in Andalucia, and half of Seville has decamped to the beach. Many of these have gone to either Chipiona or Chiclana, the two favourite seaside towns in Cadiz province. The front cover of a ...

Life’s a Beach

Monday, August 30th, 2010

When you think of Spain, what comes to mind - sun, sea, sand, paella, bulls, tapas? Something that I will add to that list from now on is chiringuito (beach bar). They’re everywhere on the coast and my week wouldn’t be the same without a visit to one. I’ve often ...