Holidays in Spain

700 Steps Down, and 700 Back Up Again!

To get to the Faro del Caballo lighthouse (near Santoña in Cantabria) you have to descend about 700 steps, and to get back up you have to climb them again! The exact number of the steps seems to be in some doubt, because, we suspect, no-one has ever managed the complete descent or ascent without losing count on the way.....READ MORE

4 Out-of-the-Ordinary Things To Do in Andalucia

If you like to go a little off the beaten track, discover new places and have fun in a way that that you will surely remember, here are four activities to get you started. These are all available in the Andalucian hills and mountains just inland from Málaga.....READ MORE

12 Fabulous Beaches in Spain

Spain and the Spanish islands have some of the most stunning beaches in the world. White sand and turquoise water. Rugged, rocky shorelines. Long, long stretches of firm sand. And the occasional surprise.....READ MORE


Neither human history or natural history could possibly disappoint a visitor to Antequera.....READ MORE

Cáceres (way out west)

Cáceres may not be so well-known to the average traveller as, say, Seville or Barcelona, but it is certainly a place that rewards those intrepid voyagers who are prepared to go that extra mile.....READ MORE

The Basque Language

I don’t know if there is a Basque-language edition of Scrabble, but there really should be........READ MORE

Madrid - A Visit

An often repeated proverb dating back to the Renaissance says, with a little exaggeration, 'Madrid, nueve meses de invierno, tres meses de infierno' ........READ MORE


If Guadalest didn't already exist, someone would have had to invent it. Let's start with the castle.....READ MORE

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