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Thanks for reading me

Some 5 years, 250 posts and 30.000 readers ago I started off with: It wasn’t until someone recently asked me where they could buy postcards of Alcalá that I realized there are probably no postcards of Alcalá. There aren’t any … Continue reading

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Attacks, are we getting used to it (already)?

Of course I had planned to write a bit about the more lightly aspects around our life here in Andalusia, as usual. But can one talk about paella recipes, the neighbour’s dog or Andalusian peculiarities after what happened yesterday in … Continue reading

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My view on Brand Spain

Last week I wrote a post about the way that the Brand Spain is developing and later I was thinking about how I feel about it. We always tell our guests that the strong points of living here in Andalucía … Continue reading

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Mamil spotted at El Guarda

Harleys, tattoos and a girlfriend  are out, now no mid-life crisis is complete without a souped-up road bike. Why? Every weekend, like in the rest of the western world: across Andalusian rolling countryside, watch out for the Mamils: Middle-Aged Men … Continue reading

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Wedding at Cortijo El Guarda

Over the years we have had quite some request to have a wedding taken place here at El Guarda. Most of them we had to turn down because they were too big for our small place. True, the patio could … Continue reading

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I’ll be back…..may be

As we were interviewed for a Dutch Travel Magazine last week about our Move under the Sun I reflected a bit on the last 5 years. I looked back and I knew that squeezing our lives into a suitcase and … Continue reading

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The weather, always good for someone

As a Dutchman you never stop talking about the weather. In the elevator, at the bus stop and the coffemachine at work. Working in the hospitality business in Spain you are always torn apart between hoping for the rain for … Continue reading

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