Thursday, February 25, 2021

Spanish footsteps of the gods

JAMES BRYCE took a trip to Chiclana and Sancti Petri, where it is said that the Temple of Hercules once stood and Roman leaders Hannibal and Caesar took their hols

Desert dreaming in Morocco

Giles Brown mostly feels like an extra in a Monty Python movie as he takes an adventurous trip into the desert via Marrakech

Morocco: A donkey route south

Jon Clarke bundled the kids in the car and took the 1000km journey south to the town which inspired Jimi Hendrix to write his hit Castles in the Sand

The satnav rebels

Up to 83 per cent of men – and 74 per cent of women – often disregard their car’s GPS directions

Tourists will ease economic recovery in Spain

But Spain must become more competitive and improve on quality, say experts

My antidote to Spain´s ´most primitive´ hotel

EXCLUSIVE: After sending reporter Amie Keeley to ‘Spain’s most primitive hotel’ for a sustainable retreat, we packed her off for a five-star spa weekend on the Costa del Sol to make up with often hilarious consequences

Summer strikes threat at Spanish airports

Unions threaten 22 days of strikes throughout the summer

Medina Sidonia – A bridge to the past

Medina Sidonia – like its nearby neighbours of Benalup and Alcala de los Gazules - is full of history

High speed train testing track goes off the rails

Mass opposition to ‘destructive’ scheme to bring world’s biggest train testing track to Antequera

Gibraltar’s leading hotel… again

The Caleta Hotel has been voted Gibraltar’s Leading Hotel for the second year running

The gateway to Europe’s best olive oil

A city of palaces and churches, of history and tradition, Antequera counts for 70 per cent of the key buildings and monuments of Malaga province, writes Jon Clarke

Gibraltar airport in limbo

Local Spanish mayor is refusing to sell land for the new cross-border airport

Spain’s trains speed ahead

Spain has developed Europe's largest high-speed rail network

The peak of outdoor Spain

Ronda is now one of the main outward bound hubs in Andalucia, writes Doug Wills

A cook’s tour of Ronda

Over the last few years Ronda has become increasingly popular for lovers of good food

Step back in time

Jon Clarke follows in the footsteps of Michelle Obama... and the Moors and the Romans through historic Ronda

Flight chaos as General Strike hits Spain

Flights grounded as unions get 70 per cent support for the general strike

A land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance

After spending a year living in the region, the Olive Press editor Jon Clarke explains why he identified with the Axarquia

How the Axarquia awakened from its slumber

Novelist David Baird on why, having lived all around the world, he settled in this quiet corner of Malaga, known as a land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance

Buying in the home of bananas and mangoes

The good-value Axarquia is a fabulous place to make a home, writes estate agent Sally Harrison

No socks for me!

Paul Whitelock on why he loves Montejaque

These streets were made for walking

Nicola Cowell takes to the narrow lanes of Jimena to discover why the town is such an enchanted retreat for tourists and expats

Yes, Prime Minister

Despite being discovered by British leader David Cameron, few people have unearthed the true secrets of the Guadiaro Valley

Find true charm in Marbella’s old town

While Marbella has thousands of hotels, the best place to stay is in the Casco Historico

A tale of two cities

Bad boys, IT Girls and Wags... but for those in the know, like Kate Moss, Simon Cowell and Prince Harry, there is a lot more to discover in the heart of Andalucia’s most maligned resort, writes Jon Clarke

Putting on the Ritz

Nicola Cowell takes her first ever stroll around Puerto Banus, Europe's number one haven of ostentatious wealth

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