Sightseeing

The black bulls of Spain

The black bulls of Spain

The Spanish stereotype once embodied the fearsome Duke of Alba, the grotesque Franco, the horrendous Inquisition. But times change and Spain is now all about flamenco and flounces, Carmen and castanets, bravado and bulls. … Read More

Sevilla wonderful whatever the weather

Sevilla wonderful whatever the weather

Sevilla, capital city of Andalucia, is just an hour and a half’s drive from Los Castaños so we drove there to celebrate my birthday recently. Ignoring the weather forecast which for some reason we thought didn´t apply to us, we … Read MoreRead More

Visit Gibraltar

Visit Gibraltar

One of the many attractions of this part of southern Spain is Gibraltar, a massive bastion of Britishness tagged onto the end of Spain and enduring despite all attempts to wrest it from its status as a BOT – British … Read MoreRead More

Romantic Cities of Andalucia

Romantic Cities of Andalucia

  From your base in Cartajima you can visit most of the romantic cities of Andalucia on a day trip, either by train (Granada and Cordoba) or by road (Cadiz, Jerez, Malaga, Sevilla) … Read More

Five must-sees in Ronda, Andalucia

Five must-sees in Ronda, Andalucia

Best to come prepared as Ronda is a busy little town and you don´t want to miss the best bits. Hence this short list will help you get started and you can fill in the blank spaces in between. … Read More

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

  We received a telephone call one busy evening recently from a Spanish couple frantically looking for accommodation. “We have to be in the Parque Natural de las Nieves at nine thirty,” they said. “How far away are you?” … Read More