Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2012’

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Castanas – Sweet Chestnuts from the Sierra

It’s Halloween and I’ve escaped the PC and headed to Refugio de Jaunar to take a walk. By the rural …

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La Grace is still grounded on a sand bank, near Marbella’s fishing port

This is a sad sight; the replica brig 'La Grace', a training vessel from the Czech Republic broke anchor on …

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Temple Garden, Alozaina, Andalucia

From the kitchen window I’ve often admired a dramatic red gorge that cuts across the Sierra Prieta – it’s a …

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Cactus Botanical Garden, Sierra de las Nieves – Jardín Botanico de Cactus y Otras Suculentas ‘Mora i Bravard’

Collected with passion and some degree of obsession, these striking and sometimes very rare cactus and succulents now call a small Andalusian mountain village home.

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‘From Beatniks to Berbers’ – Discovering Tangier

The vintage cream Mercedes ‘Grand Taxi’ idles up the steep, narrow lane from the port towards the Medina. This short …

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Osuna – the sleepy renaissance village in Seville Province

The parking attendant greeted us with a warm smile, as we got out of the car. After over 3 hours …

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Algarve, Portugal

We’re now on the Algarve. The weather is stunning, and the location, a sleepy cove looking out over the Atlantic …

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The road to Portugal…

I have an assignment in Portugal, so we’ve hit the road.  From Marbella to the border is about three and …

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