Browsing Category : Our travels

A First Look at the Costa Tropical


First of all, where (or what) is the Costa Tropical? It is actually the Meditteranean coastline of the province of Granada, whereas the coastline of the province of Malaga is called the Costa del Sol. The presence of mountains (Sierra Nevada) close to the sea excludes the presence of big towns and resorts and of high-rise buildings at the Costa…

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A First Visit to Ron Montero


When you hear the word “rum”, you probably think of a Caribbean island where it is produced. But guess what: the only rum distillery that is open to the public on the European contintent happens to be located in the south of Spain, not far from Motril to be exact! Moreover, Ron Montero organises free tours (tasting included) every Tuesday…

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Granada Cathedral


I am seriously considering going back to daily blogging – or maybe at least for a short while  -, because Lars and I have so much to share! And with spring in full swing here, we are busy exploring our surroundings several times a week; the province of Granada really has a lot to offer and so far, we have…

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Cooling Down at the Los Bermejales Reservoir


Granted, the really hot days haven’t arrived yet, but when they do, this is one of the places I would like to go to. This is the Los Bermejales Reservoir, created in 1952. It’s located to the southwest of Granada; you can reach it by traversing Churriana de la Vega, Las Gabias, La Malaha, Fuentes de la Huelma and Agron.…

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The Big Move – Another Neighbourhood


This is more of a photo essay than a real blog post. Join us for a walk in our new neighbourhood! As I said in the previous blog post, Lars and I moved to Churriana de la Vega, a lively small town, 7 kilometres to the west of Granada. This time we live only a few steps away from the…

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The Big Move – Moving Again


I know, it has been a long time since we posted anything, but we are back… And believe me, Lars and I have a lot to tell and a lot of pictures to show! If I am not mistaken, I published my last post shortly before Christmas. Since then we have been celebrating the holidays. After the festivities, Lars and…

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Photo Essay – The Christmas Market Of Torrox Costa


At the beginning of this month, Lars and I visited the Christmas market of Torrox Costa, one of the biggest of its kind at the Costa del Sol. Part of it took place under a tent. As soon as we arrived, a green Santa Claus greeted us and in the background, we could hear Christmas songs. We soon felt surrounded…

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Herdade das Servas

Being Foodies In Estremoz – Part 2


After a good night’s sleep, Lars had a surprise for me; we would spend the first half of the day…  wine tasting! Here we are at Herdade das Servas, just outside the town of Estremoz. Or as their website says: The Serrano Mira family covers a vineyard heritage of 300 hectares of vineyards, aged between 20 and 60 years old and…

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