Thursday, July 18, 2019

What a chestnut!

Jon Clarke takes a tour - and quite a few lunches - around one of Andalucia's best kept secrets

My Top Ten green escapes in Spain

To help launch our new site www.greenguidespain.com, President of Greenpeace Spain, Juan Lopez de Uralde tells the Olive Press about his favourite natural escapes

Malaga airport reopens after ash cloud disturbance

Costa del Sol airport now running but mixed news for Andalucia's other flight hubs

Airports close in southern Spain

Icelandic ash cloud wreaks havoc once more in Spain

Now the dust settles

The flights have landed but the battle has now begun for passenger refunds in Spain

The great escape

Formerly a feared bandit hideout, Andrew Pearce discovers that the picture-perfect town of Olvera is still a great escape – but for very different reasons

A rail Spanish bargain

Half-price Spanish trains give the UK a RENFE their money

How times change

Paul O’Connell re-visits a town of growth and prosperity

Sustainable Spanish retreats

Are you concerned about the environment? Would you rather take the train than travel by aeroplane, or car? As the Copenhagen earth summit looms, Asha Stuttard finds ten eco-friendly options right on your doorstep around Spain

A need for stamina in town with big heart

A white town with a buzzing social scene, Andrew Pearce gets in shape and explores the vibrant streets of Jimena de la Frontera and neighbouring San Pablo de Buceite

A bottomcough…or simply a fart!

Michael Raphan gives a hilarious account of his trip to Almeria with his girlfriend and with pungent ramifications. This, and many other stories based upon Spanish living, can be found in the new book 'Courting the Bull'

The 13.22 from Madrid has just overtaken the plane!

For the first time, more passengers are taking the train between Madrid and Barcelona - the world's fifth busiest airline route

A winter wonderland

Hostelbookers explains why winter budget travellers head for Marbella and Puerto Banus

Between a rock and a hard place

Why everyone should take a butchers inside the privileged world of the Bishop’s Avenue of Andalucia, where the average house price is 1.5m euros, writes Jon Clarke

Go Bananas in the Axarquia

The land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance - where bananas, mangoes and just about anything else grows

‘Get out of my village!’

Rough Guide to Andalucia author Geoff Garvey tells of the highs and lows of travelling around the region

A day out in the nude

Hot tips for those who don't mind losing all their clothes

Mesmerised by the light

Take a trip round the other side of the Rock of Gibraltar

Take a ‘tripple’ to Jerez

Looking for a fabulous family day out? Why not try Jerez?

Boris gets on his bike

As London embarks on its first ever bike scheme, the Olive Press looks at the reasons behind the scheme's success in Sevilla

We found Eldorado in Coin

Best known for the defunct BBC soap the truth is most foreigners who live in Coín have really coined it in, says Jon Clarke

The Artist’s Way

Robberies, heroin overdoses and Spain’s best beer. John Colley has experienced a lot while sketching his way along the little-known branches of the Camino (or Way) de Santiago

Vejer de las Fashionistas

It was only a matter of time before a Cabinet Minister got in on the Costa de la Luz’s best kept secret, all expenses paid of course

Oh I do like to be beside the lakeside

Fancy somewhere different to lay down your towel this weekend? Is the Costa del Sol just too busy and the Costa de la Luz too windy?

If you are fat, don’t fly Ryanair

Not one to miss out on a big opportunity, Ryanair is thinking of charging obese passengers more to use their flights

Africa en famille

Is it possible to cart your wife and kids across the Straits for a long weekend in Morocco? Luke Stewart gave it a go
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