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The TOMA & COE Blog

Andalucia is a land of dizzying dimensions. Our blog is a forum for us to share our insights; see it as a library of tales, articles and anecdotes.

The best olive oil in the world

All about olives. Olives are the fruit of the olive tree which is part of a family of trees that include lilac and jasmine...

El Botijo: summer’s most useful article

On a recent trip to my local Ferretería (Hardware store) in Antequera, I was duly waiting my turn, when I noticed the guy in...

Tortilla and Gazpacho: Original is best

Tortilla and Gazpacho: Original is best – a guest post from Angus McIntyre. Why does it happen?  Why do so many “National Dishes” become...

An exciting September event in Gibraltar

The following is a fabulous guest post from talented writer and event promoter Carol Byrne, a long term resident in Spain who attends the...

Our Favourite Tapas Dishes

Tapas are a Spanish institution. Their origin comes from the word “lid” or “tapa”. A hunk of bread, a slice of cheese or jamón...

Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in a cave?

Alternative accommodation is becoming more popular in Spain. Of course, hotels are fabulous places to stay but why stay in a hotel, when you...

Experiences of our first Camino Mozarabe Pilgrimage

Our very first Camino Mozarabe Pilgrimage with Manni, Pablo and the ladies from America was a huge success. It turned into a truly life...

10 things you never knew about Malaga

Locals only eat sardines in the months that don’t contain an R What could be a more iconic picture of Málaga than sardines (espetos)...

Semana Santa in Spain: A Photo Blog

Semana Santa, otherwise known as Easter, is a magical time of year in Spain. It is a series of religious ceremonies and an opportunity...

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