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Lonely Lovely Teba Castle Ronda

After arriving at Malaga airport, you have a choice of two routes to the Alto Genal valley with its picturesque mountain villages  – and the jewel in its crown, the best boutique hotel in the Serrania. One route takes you … Read More

one of the best walks near Ronda

One of the Best Walks near Ronda

Download detailed notes here. My descriptions are purely poetic! We recently discovered a walk near Ronda that we have overlooked for too long. Called in Spanish Tajo del Abanico or the Fan Gorge, it is just on the outskirts of … Read More

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A Visit to Ronda Andalucia

Tips on where to start on a visit to Ronda, Andalucia, A lot to see and we don´t want you to miss the best bits. … Read More

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Swimming near Ronda

Swimming near Ronda  The Pools of the Alto Genal Valley When all the pools of the Alto Genal opened on the first of July for the summer season, John and I decided we would visit them one by one to inform you … Read More

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

Stargazing Andalucia Forest of Stars We received a telephone call one busy evening just as we were serving dinner from a Spanish couple frantically looking for accommodation.  “We have to be in the Parque Natural de las Nieves at nine … Read MoreRead More

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Andalucia´s Undiscovered White Villages

Andalucia´s Undiscovered White Villages Off the tourist trail and far from the crowds (madding or otherwise ♥), the Alto Genal Valley, in southern Spain near the touristy town of Ronda, is a secret. Not even Condé Nast has discovered it! … Read MoreRead More

Walking the Serrania de Ronda

Walking the Serrania de Ronda

Walking the Serrania de Ronda Walking the Serrania de Ronda Walking the trails of the Ronda mountains (aka Serrania de Ronda), in the south of Spain, can be wild and undiscovered. There is a multitude of routes through pristine countryside, … Read More

Mediterranean Culture of Bulls

Mediterranean Culture of Bulls

Mediterranean culture of bulls – Love it or loath it, there is no escaping the prevalence of bull worship around the Mediterranean. However much I try to make it work, however, there is not quite a clear thread from the … Read MoreRead More

Ronda, City of Dreams

Ronda City of Dreams

Ronda City of Dreams ….. as Rilke famously commented in 1912, during a bout of writer´s block. whilst living in Ronda, the City of Dreams … “He buscado por todas partes la ciudad soñada, y al fin la he encontrado … Read MoreRead More

Neanderthal art in Andalucia

Neanderthal art in Andalucia

The picture above of Neanderthal art in Andalucia may not look like much but it is something absolutely incredible. They are red ochre markings on a cave wall here in Andalucia (Ardales about an hour from Los Castaños) made by … Read MoreRead More

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