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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.
A quick introduction to some of the tapas you’ll find in an Andalusian bar, what it is, and most importantly, a few translations of the most common tapas served.
Considered the best preserved Moorish fortress and castle in Spain, Malaga’s Alcazaba is a must see site on your visit to the city. Entrance is just 2 euros per person making it one of the best value for money tourism activities you’ll experience.
Originally made from lamb during the Moorish times, modern Albondigas (Spanish meatballs) can be in pale or tomato sauce. Here is the pale sauce recipe.
Getting started in Spain will undoubtedly involve opening a bank account, a process that is surprisingly easy despite the horror stories. Here’s our quick guide to helping you get started.
Dave Bull gives the lowdown on utility companies in Spain, just the sort of no nonsense guide you need to understand how phones, water, electricity and gas work in Spain.
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18 holes, Par 72, and 6,168 metres at Sotogrande near San Roque. Almenara is set around two lakes and has enjoyed an excellent reputation for over 25 years.
A delicious tasty recipe for Spanish meatballs, known throughout Spain’s tapas bars as Albondigas. This recipe uses tomato in the sauce.
A delicious traditional thick soup recipe best served cold for those long hot summer days. Porra is similar to gazpacho, but thicker.
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.