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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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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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