A Right Rural Rave-Up
I don’t do pilgrimages, as a rule; they smack of incense, austerity and blisters. But a personal invitation from the Mayor brooks no refusal, even when it interferes with my Saturday morning…
A Little Arcadia in Algeciras!
In springtime, some of the world’s top natural history experts gather at Huerta Grande Eco-Resort for El Estrecho Natural Park Nature Fair.
There are lectures and workshops, whale and dolphin trips and front row seats at the…
Medina Sidonia Guide
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…
2014 European Capital of Wine
It’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!
Iberian Pork with a Touch of 'Sage'
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,…
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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…
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…
... and getting my 10cc's-worth!
Before you ask me, yes I did!
I ambushed 10cc backstage at the Gibraltar Music Festival.
Real rock stars…
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,…