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  • 19th
  • Dec

The Beckett List 2015: Spain Trip Planner

12 day trips & weekenders in Andalucia, Gibraltar & Morocco

3D-Book5Since moving west from Fuengirola to the quirky village of Los Barrios, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to escape it find out what lies beyond.

Along the way, I’ve discovered some amazing trips in the Spain/Gibraltar/Morocco Golden Triangle, and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 10th
  • Apr

Riding Mr Henderson’s Railway

& a journalist's noble cause ...

It’s teatime on a wet Wednesday in April when the Algeciras-to-Ronda train makes an unscheduled stop at San Pablo to collect two dozen passengers from the rain-soaked…

  • 02nd
  • Dec

Home or Away for Christmas?

The Expat's Dilemma

So where will you be unwrapping your socks and chocs this Yuletide? Will yours be a ‘Feliz Navidad’? Or do you think…

  • 18th
  • Nov

The Sizzle in Algeciras

Don't believe all the guide books tell you

Ever since I first landed in Spain, my career has been ‘going south’ – and I don’t just mean geographically.

Because after alluring Alicante and magnificent…