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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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The Big Move – Competa

It took us some months, but Lars and I finally did it: pay a visit to the neighbouring wine town of Competa. It wasn’t the drive towards it nor its location in the mountains that was difficult: getting rid of your car is. After some minutes of wandering in the streets, you arrive at the central square, home to some fine…

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The Big Move – El Morche

So far, we have shared pictures of Torrox (the village) and Torrox Costa, but there is a third part, called El Morche. It counts about 2100 inhabitants and is home to beautiful beaches. By the way, Lars and I took these pictures last week. As you can see, we are still having very nice weather here with temperatures easily reaching 22…

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Touch, Feel, Hug, Learn – El Refugio del Burrito

A couple of months ago, Lars and I visited El Refugio del Burrito (the Donkey Refuge) in Fuente de Piedra (not far from the Flamingo Lake). Established in 2003, it is actually a subsidiary of The Donkey Sanctuary in the UK. El Refugio del Burrito monitors about 350 donkeys and mules. Some of them were awaiting us upon our arrival. You need to…

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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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