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When a young woman in England wins a weekend away with her boyfriend to Ronda, things start to get a little crazy. She speaks some Spanish, and he speaks none - with hilarious results as she delights in causing him further embarrassment. Especially when he sprains his ankle in the gorge.
Emily's Ronda Romance is a romantic tour of Ronda, Setenil de las Bodegas, Acinipo, Grazalema, and Zahara de la Sierra. What Emily really wants is an engagement ring. Will she get it? Read more.
This chicken paella recipes is a personal favourite of mine, a paella made with chicken and Iberian ham. It’s quick and easy, super tasty, and perfect for small gatherings.
The Spanish Fir, latin name Abies pinsapo, is the national tree of Andalucía, and one of the few trees that survived through the last ice age.
Scattered around the Sierra de Cadíz, the Guadiaro valley white villages, and throughout Los Alcornacales is where you’ll discover one of the most valuable trees in the region, Quercus suber, the Cork Tree.
Leigh Vondereau describes the flamenco and its various styles. Ronda is known as one of the homes of flamenco, with the annual Cante Grande a highlight on the national flamenco calendar.
Beautifully scented narcissus that is hard to miss and looks stunning in clumps. Generally the Paper White Narcissus is found in December, January, and February.
Flowering between March and June, the Woodcock Orchid is one the most beautiful flowers you’ll see while walking around the Serrania.
Discover the Prickly Pear (Higo Chumbo) of Andalucia, how to eat the fruit, how to be careful, where to find it, and a little bit more for those tall stories we all want to tell.
Nerja on the Axarquia coast east of Malaga is a favourite detination for people from Antequera and Granada, and at one time in the 19th century was the summer retreat of royalty. Sights to see include the Nerja caves, El Balcon de Europa, and the Alguila aqueduct.
Close to where condemned prisoners were executed in Plaza Carmen Abela there is an open-sided temple, dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, this was where the condemned could pray for the sat time before being led to their doom.
An excellent resource for the nature lover who enjoys trails through the bio-diversity of western Andalucía. The Crossbill Foundation have done an excellent job of introducing the wonder of Malaga and Cadiz provinces to the nature lover.
When Emily wins a Valentine weekend in Ronda, she has no idea how much Spain can change a person in just two days. She’s about to find out. This is a sweet romantic comedy, with Ronda and the White Villages as backdrop.
We’re delighted to review an expat romp set in Andalucía, “Seriouly Mum, What’s an Alpaca?” by Alan Parks. Giving up a life as a dance teacher for Lorna, Alan’s better half, seemed to have been an easy decision. [Get from Amazon UK: Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? - An Adventure in the Frying Pan of […]
Kate Nicol’s Divulgence takes us through the split lives of British expat Grace Marchant as she struggles to reconcile her conscience after committing adultery. An absorbing read.
A review of Loosely Translated, a funny romance between an uncultured English writer, and his Spanish translator – who rewrote his book completely.
A complete expert checked list of birds endemic to the Serrania de Ronda, and those that follow migratory paths between Northern Europe and Africa. With a list of special interest sites to view birds of Ronda.
Fantastically funny book about life in a small village of the Alpujarras in Almería province. This is the real Spain as experienced by inexperienced English expats who really believed retired life in the Spanish countryside would be perfect.