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  • 27th
  • Apr

Website Tips: Planning for the Terrible Twos

The Continuing Saga of a Cybermum

My cub reporter days gave me a marked distaste for mother and baby contests, where you were expected to goo-goo over gurgling infants that mostly looked like gremlins. (“So how old is little Jenny?…

  • 16th
  • Apr

The Roman Ruins of Carteia

No thanks to Franco!

What did the Romans ever do for Spain?

That’s not a question Franco gave much thought to when he allowed Cepsa to build an ugly oil refinery on top of one of Spain’s most important Roman…

  • 02nd
  • Apr

Make Merry with Sherry in Jerez

2014 European Capital of Wine

3It’s a capital year to drink sherry in Jerez! The city is holding a year-long festival of wine tourism to celebrate its most important local product. And, as you’ll discover, sherry’s no longer a little old ladies’ drink!

 

 

My Sherry Amor

  • 08th
  • Mar

The Algeciras of Paco de Lucía

Farewell to a favourite son

So farewell then, Paco de Lucía. I may be the only person in the world to have walked out of one of your concerts. Over some damned silly argument with a…

  • 15th
  • Feb

Castellar de la Frontera

The Finca Salma wants to 'Hayek'

So will it be Next Stop Hollywood for Castellar de la Frontera? If actress Salma Hayek is buying a large chunk of it, that’s a definite maybe.

The sultry Mexican movie star and her billionaire…

  • 01st
  • Feb

The Rebirth of Marbella

A Marbellous Come-back!

“A place to make a fortune, spend a fortune, drink shots, get shot – whatever takes your fancy – that, at its heart, is Marbella,” wrote…

  • 14th
  • Dec

A Tapas Fest in Tarifa

Iberian Pork with a Touch of 'Sage'

tapas fest in Tarifa

Pork & Sage – a winning combination!

We’d gone to pig out on pork at a tapas fest in Tarifa. But a man in a pork pie hat on the poster had other ideas,…

  • 08th
  • Nov

Michael Portillo Rides Mr Henderson’s Railway …

... and Misses the Boat!

There he stood on top of the Rock, Bradshaw’s Guide in hand: Michael Portillo, resplendent in one of his signature technicolour ensembles, talking to camera for his…

  • 27th
  • Oct

Mr Henderson’s Railway Trip Planner

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If you haven’t ridden Mr Henderson’s Railway you’re missing a treat – it’s a great day out!

This scenic train line from Algeciras to Ronda takes you to parts of Andalucía most travellers rarely see:

Ride through 16…

  • 19th
  • Oct

Zahara’s Ruta del Retinto Festival

It's a pub crawl with (cow) bells on!

“No! Don’t take her photo,” I pleaded as we passed a particularly fetching russet-brown cow, grazing in a field along the coast road to Zahara.

“I can’t look her in the eye in case we might be eating…