Category Archives: To do & to see

There seems to be something missing

Its ever shifting shape has been an icon of the Barcelona skyline for more than 100 years, the fantastical spires of Antoni Gaudí’s most elaborate dream twisting up towards the heavens. But as the Sagrada Familia cathedral finally nears its … 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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Semana Santa is here again

It has been a few years since I wrote something on this Blog about probably the most important week for the Andalusians: Semana Santa (holy week). So time for a refreshment!  Although I won’t be very fresh at this year: … Continue reading

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And here we are again.

Winter 2016/17 is over. After our 5 (yeah 5, I know….) months winter break Cortijo El Guarda will open its doors on April 1st – no joke – for what is going to be our 7th season. Winter was good … Continue reading

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Spin off of the Caminito success

It can be a coincidence but over the last few months, we suddenly see more activities focussed on improving the quality of the touristic infrastructure. Since the unexpectedly huge success of the Caminito del Rey and the explosive growth in … Continue reading

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The Perseids, they are back!

Last night while making my last round with Sam my eye was drawn towards the fireworks in Alcalá in the distance, oh yeah forgot is the annual feria in the village. But walking back home I suddenly saw two shooting … Continue reading

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