Category Archives: Culture

San Roque, a nice story

Over the years you come to know more about the area you live in, but sometimes it is a guest that tells you something you weren’t aware of. When, earlier this week, I saw the announcement of the annual Feria … Continue reading

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Alcalá is not in Catalonia

Is the typical Spanish daily schedule about to change forever? For decades, campaigners in the country have complained that the average Spaniard’s habit of keeping extremely late hours and taking delightfully long lunch breaks was making everyday life harder for … Continue reading

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Barbaric

After having lived here for quite some years now, I have gotten use to most of the things in which Spain differs from, let’s say, North Western Europe. However how they deal with their animals is NOT one of them. … Continue reading

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Starck to add something new to Ronda

Ronda has much to offer, the regulars amongst you have been able to read here (and at many other sites) a lot about that. Its typical Andalusian atmosphere and numerous sightseeing possibilities attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. … Continue reading

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Orange trees, and certainly not Dutch

In the Sierras around here you see many of them:  oaks that are half way orange and look somehow artificial. These are Corks Oaks.  Between June 15 and August 15 any summer -you might catch a glimpse of the most … Continue reading

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‘217 reasons not to sleep

It may be a bit late for most of you guys, both in terms of date and time. However referring to the latter everything is a bit later as you should know by now…. Around 217 different events, including free … Continue reading

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Romeria Caños Santos

It has been a busy month around here: first there was the weekend of the asparagus fiesta, the weekend after that many youngsters had their First Holy Communion and the Holy Week followed by Easter was next. As one cannot … Continue reading

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