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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An Afternoon in Frigiliana and Maro


71 kilometres to the east of Malaga and 6 kilometres to the north of Nerja, lies Frigiliana, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in the province of Malaga. It boasts a Moorish quarter and a 16th-century Renaissance palace. Our expectations – as you can imagine – were quite high. Unfortunately, Lars and I found it…

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The Big Move – Our New Neighbourhood


Torrox is one of the famous white – and wine! – towns in the province of Malaga. Most of the colour in the pictures comes from plants and flowers. Our street is a very narrow and steep one, which means no cars, only the occasional scooter and playing children. At the top of our street stands one of the two…

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Tapas in Colmenar


Lars and I were driving around in the mountains to the north of Malaga when we suddenly became hungry and thirsty… So we stopped in Colmenar, a pretty white village with Moorish origins. The name comes from the word “colmena”, meaning beehive. It was the beginning of the afternoon and at the little plaza where we had parked only one…

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Short Photo Essay – Flamingo Lake


This place is also known as the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon; this wetland is about 13 square kilometres big and serves as a breeding ground for flamingos. Fuente de Piedra is the name of the nearby town. The lagoon is a protected area and you can only access it at the Visitor Centre. Lars and I arrived at the Centre…

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The Big Move – The Heart of Torrox and La Plaza


Lars and I live on the edge of the small town of Torrox; yet, thanks to a few shortcuts we are also close to the heart of this place, the Plaza de la Constitucion. The Plaza is quite small as you can see and hosts a handful of bars and restaurants. Lars and I have lost our heart to one…

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Lunch in Sayalonga


After a busy morning, Lars and I had become hungry and went to look for a restaurant in Sayalonga, which is located even more to the east of Malaga, about 38 kilometres. Luckily, we found a restaurant very quickly: Meson Morisco. We were off to a good start, with free tapas accompanying our drinks. Although the restaurant specializes in meat…

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A Morning in Macharaviaya and Benaque


At the beginning of May, Lars and I spent a couple of days in Spain in order to sign the rental contract for our house in Torrox. During this short period, we stayed in an apartment in Torrox Costa near the sea. Having arrived quite late the day before in Malaga, we had some time to kill before we could enter…

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