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  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 21st
  • Sep

Rockin’ On at Gibraltar Music Festival

... and getting my 10cc's-worth!

  • 30th
  • Aug

The Underwater Virgin of Algeciras

She's as popular as Madonna!

So there we were, bombing across the Bay of Algeciras in a Zodiac with six strapping frogmen. Me and my mate Chris Gamble, looking for a virgin!

Spain’s coming down with them but the one in Algeciras plays very hard to get.

For 364 days of the year, she lives on the sea bed. Once a year,…

  • 18th
  • Aug

Zen & the Art of Gibraltar Border Queuing

How to make the waiting Rock!

Don’t get me wrong. It will never catch on as a tourist attraction.

No one’s going to get themselves trapped in a traffic jam for 6 hours 20 minutes and…

  • 18th
  • Jul

If you go down to the woods today …

You could meet a Real Corker!

He emerged from the undergrowth, tall, tanned and taut of torso, and I wondered if I was encountering my first bandit.

We were, after all, in bandit country – the wilds of Los Alcornocales Nature…

  • 05th
  • Jul

The Zahara Tuna Festival

A great gourmet gig on the Costa de la Luz