A Jungle in the Heart of the City – Bioparc Fuengirola


One of the most popular holiday destinations in the Costa del Sol is Fuengirola, located about 25 kilometres to the west of Malaga Airport. A popular attraction in Fuengirola is Bioparc Fuengirola, a small zoo where two concepts are important: respect for nature and preservation of the species that inhabit the premises. According to the zoo’s website, Talk of BIOPARC Fuengirola is…

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A View To Match The Food: Cantueso


Located about 58 kilometres east from Malaga, lies Periana, a small town surrounded by mountains. In the outskirts, the Guaro river widens into the Vinuela Reservoir. Not so far from this lake is the restaurant and holiday cottages Cantueso. Lars and I had seen an ad in a magazine about this restaurant and we were very eager to taste the…

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The Big Move – A Walk in Torrox: Part 2


Lars and I resumed our walk in the Calle Baja, not far from the Plaza de la Constitucion, which is the central plaza. The Calle is home to a couple of hotels and a small museum. And this: Continue along the same Calle and revel at the windows and balconies filled with plants and colourful flowers. And more cats… Keep on…

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The Big Move – A Walk in Torrox – Part 1


Leave our street and you find yourself in the heart of Torrox… Lars and had I had a first stop at the Plaza de Orienta. Afterwards, the streets go up and down, up and down and become quite narrow and very colourful indeed. At a certain moment, it felt as if cats were the only inhabitants of Torrox… We continued our…

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The Big Move – On The Beach


This is more of a short photo essay than a real post today… There are several beaches in Torrox Costa, all of them with fine grey sand and (quite some) pebbles near the shore break. I also took pictures near the lighthouse. The beach you see here in all the pictures is at the centre of Torrox Costa. In July…

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A Celebration in Canillas de Albaida


For 3 months now Lars and I have been trying to visit Competa, a picturesque wine town about 10 kilometres to the north of Torrox (where we live, in case you forgot…). However, we always have difficulties getting rid of our car, but with the number of tourists decreasing lately, we will soon give it another try. Since we had…

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A Stroll (or Two) in Comares


This is one of my favourite places so far in Andalucia… Located about 20 kilometres to the north of Malaga, this small town boasts some stunning views of its surrounding mountains. If you are interested in Moorish architecture, by the way, there is only one thing to do here: get lost in its narrow and steep streets! A first panoramic view:…

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