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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.

Traditional Spanish Christmas recipes for you to enjoy.

The countdown to the Holiday Season begins. We are excited to share with you 12 traditional, festive recipes prepared lovingly by our cook and...

Profiles – Anita

These PROFILES are literary insights into the personalities and traditions of timeless Andalucian men and women. They serve as character studies and attempt to...

The favourite places of Manni Coe

Manni was recently interviewed by Mr Hudson Explores, read the original interview on their website, here is a taster of that interview for you...

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...

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