Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Two Old Fools and a jellyfish

In the final extract from Victoria Twead’s Chicken, Mules and Two Old Fools she and husband Joe get to grips with the local wildlife…

Andalucians told to stay home this summer

Restrictions also loosened for Latin Americans to encourage more Andalucian holidays

New runway for Malaga airport tipped to create a tourism take-off

The new runway will double the capacity of the airport and accomodate state-of-the-art airplanes

A vote of confidence

Victoria Twead gets to grips with small town Spanish politics in the latest extract from her book Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools…

Blood Wedding, nudist beaches and Mojito Joe!

Cabo de Gata is Andalucia’s best place to chill out and relax, reckons Olive Press editor Jon Clarke

Mojacar the mystic mount

Lenox Napier offers a history of Mojacar and how the town got its name

Living it up on the Levante

Wendy Williams takes a ride up Almeria’s Levante coast

Mojacar: The Corner of Enchantment

Long-time resident Lenox Napier recalls the good old days of Mojacar when his dad played checkers with Orson Welles and kicked a young Dennis Hopper up the backside

Happy at La Haza in Spain

Expat-run Cortijo voted among 25 best B&Bs in Spain

False alarm

Continuing in our series of extracts from Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, Victoria Twead grabs her Great Aunt Elsa and prepares for an earthquake….

A herbal adventure in the Alpujarras

Eloise Horsfield spends the day with herb enthusiast Sue Rodgers, learning which plants combat pongy feet, what the Egyptians used to fight coughs and even making her own body scrub

Why I am still in love with Spain

Author Chris Stewart explains why he has no intentions of picking up sticks and going back to the UK - despite the current recession and tough times for expats

Green for Go in Andalucia

Take a trip along Andalucia’s best inland secret the Via Verde, writes Jon Clarke

Cliff-hanger drama

Continuing his series of walks for the Olive Press local author Guy Hunter-Watts takes us on a stunning coastal walk close to Almunecar along The Cantarrijan and El Canuelo Trail

Meet the neighbours

In the second in our series of extracts from Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, British expat Victoria Twead gets to know her neighbours over a bottle (or three) of homemade wine…

An appetite for fun in Sevilla

Patrick Curry takes a look at Andalucia’s biggest fair, Sevilla’s Feria de Abril

Fancy a ‘Chris Stewart week’?

An opportunity to spend seven days of walking, talking, eating and drinking with the Driving Over Lemons author

Beware of the bull

Rough Guide author Geoff Garvey on the dangers of ignoring signs when hiking, and shares his pick of the Andalucian parks

It’s cute in Cutar

Sally Harrison steps back in time and looks at the Moorish town of Cutar

Two Old Fools go house-hunting

IN 2004 British expat Victoria Twead convinced her ‘long-suffering husband’, Joe to relocate from England to a tiny mountain village in Almeria. She then went on to write Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, the first in a trilogy of books based on her experience which has now spent four months on the UK Amazon Top 100 bestsellers list. Here the Olive Press begins a series of extracts from the popular book …

Andalucia’s ‘home of fun’ that is hardly on the map!

While lost in the Cadiz/Malaga borders, Alcala del Valle is authentically Andaluz and full of spirit, discovers Wendy Williams

Ciudad Real airport shuts after just three years

The airport was used by hunting fans - including Prince Harry

Estepona: The white-village-on-sea

Estepona has found the perfect balance between modern tourism and maintaining its Spanish identity, discovers James Bryce

Rocky mountain way

Walking guru Guy Hunter-Watts heads out on Estepona’s most exciting hike - the ascent of Pico Reales

Cheerful Chilches

Sally Harrison takes us on a tour of a mainly Spanish village

Aracena’s wonderful Grutas de las Maravillas

These incredible caves have been open to the public for 100 years


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