Thursday, 23 November, 2017


Three of the loveliest pueblos blancos of the Guadiaro valley in our part of Secret Andalucía are Montejaque, its neighbour Benaoján and the stunning jewel in the crown, Ronda. Whilst Big Ron can boast a wide range of amenities and is a great town, Monty Jack and Ben and Joan are quieter and slap bang in the middle of the most spectacular scenery you could wish to see

In a landscape such as ours, these fires are a sad reminder of how fragile our earth is and how we must protect, support and look after each other and the land upon which we live

Young players from Wales, Spain, Italy, Argentina and the UK were supplemented by a 100-strong crowd including ten American tourists keen to learn more about the great sport of rugby

BEFORE we embarked on our vintage voyage I needed one essential item for the walk, a hat. Take note… survival kit for summer in...

THREE charity concerts will be performed by the renowned choir and orchestra of the Collegium Musicum, who will be joined by the Camerata Singers...

Here’s Paul Whitelock’s personal review of the year – of events which have affected Spain in general and the Serranía de Ronda, where he lives, in particular

Morris Bishop reviews the Night of Opera at the 20th anniversary celebrations at Da Bruno Sul Mare restaurant on the Costa de Sol

The Olive Press' new travel blogger Dawn Richard offers her advice on how best to deal with jet lag

The Sierra Nevada offers expats on the Costa del Sol a great alternative to expensive skiing holidays in colder climes!

Bingo! - OP columnist Giles Brown achieves a full house with the Spanish police

Cadets (U17s) made the long journey to Algeciras to play against their Andalucian Group B rivals, Club Rugby Bahia 89

Earlier this month I played host to various family members who came out to visit: the boyfriend, the elder sister with her man and of course, the folks

Happy New Year - I missed a massive carnival in Pamplona!

I want culture, excitement and a cosmopolitan cocktail!

The possible bankruptcy of the Erasmus programme was something that hit a nerve with me...

Hannah enjoys some of the great outdoor recreational activities provided by Cordoba's natural wonders

Help raise funds for a Costa del Sol charity on World Down Syndrome Day on March 21

A different space in which to enjoy the world of tea

From supermarket stalking to swinging with The Krankies - here's some off-beat romance tips - "Mad Dog"-style!

The Spanish adventures continue atop the Sevilla cathedral

Spectacular day of sport that featured teams from Cordoba, Jaen, Motril and Malaga

Hannah marvels at the giant nativity scene in front of the city's government building

Charlotte Hanson (@wannabe_goddess) uncovers the not so mysterious world of TweetMarbella

Walking guide Eva M Bratek focusses on a few simple things that are so easily forgotten when walking in a foreign country where the language, walking customs and terrain can be different from what you are accustomed to

I am wearing seven layers of clothing; I feel fat and uncomfortable; my hands are freezing

Getting lost - badly lost - and a school trip to Cordoba...and some Spanish




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