El Balcón del Coño, Ronda

Ronda is the mountaintop city of dreams located in Spain’s Malaga province, Andalusia. One of Spain’s oldest cities popular with Hemingway and Orson Welles. This little balcony close to the Alameda park has to… Continue reading

Stunning Sierras

The wonderful weather this week in Andalusia, so clear and bright, has provided us with amazing views of the Sierras that surround our home.  Each time we drive on the winding road down the A-4154 road towards… Continue reading

Puente Nuevo-Ronda,  Spain

Ronda is an ancient hilltop city just over an hours drive from Malaga in beautiful Andalucia, Southern Spain.  The Puente Nuevo,  or New Bridge, built in 1793, divides the casco antiguo, old town… Continue reading

Spanish Style Tomatoes for Breakfast- Pa amb Tomaquet

Pa am Tomaquet is origionally a Catalan dish and has spread throughout Spain to the point where any breakfast establishment we have been to has Pan con Tomate or similar (Bread with tomato)… Continue reading

Ruta Rio Pesquera

Throughout the Granada Province,  there are some amazing walking trails. Western Granada, ‘Poniente Granadino’ the last enclave of the Andalucian border, has a rich history and an beautiful landscape. The best way to… Continue reading

Captivating Córdoba, Spain – With Kids

Córdoba is an absolutely captivating city.  Beautiful whitewashed buildings, narrow winding streets, a very relaxed atmosphere and of course the ultimate on your itinerary, the mesmerising Meztiqua  (or cathedral mosque of) Córdoba. Here are our top five… Continue reading

Iznajar Lake

​Valdearenas Beach is our nearest beach, 5 minutes drive from the rural village of Iznajar in the Córdorba province, Andalucia. The freshwater lake is a beautiful turquoise and acts of a reservoir for the… Continue reading

Sierra Martilla Dolmens, Granada

An hours drive from Granada, and just a five minute drive from Ventorros de San Jose, high into the mountains, surrounded by olive groves and amazing views, you will find the Copper Age burial… Continue reading

Mezquita de Córdoba

The Mezquita de Córdoba, or the Mosque Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain is a magical place.  A national monument,  world heritage site and a site of outstanding universal value.   A great example of moorish architecture… Continue reading

Walnuts

Of all the nuts walnuts are one of my favourites. The fruit and veg stalls in the local indoor markets in Portugal sold several varieties; one particular stall holder used to squeeze them… Continue reading