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Cueva de Los Letreras – Cave paintings in Almeria

Cueva de Los Letreras – Cave paintings in Almeria

The Cueva de Los Letreras is just outside the town of Vélez-Blanco in northern Almería. The paintings on the cave wall are estimated to be around 7000 years old, added during the Neolithic era and the later Copper Age.

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Museo Comarcal Velezano Miguel Guirao in Vélez-Rubio

Museo Comarcal Velezano Miguel Guirao in Vélez-Rubio

We visited the Museo Comarcal Velezano Miguel Guirao in Vélez-Rubio, Almería, recently and were very pleasantly surprised by the amount of information on offer.

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International Women’s Day in Almeria

Join the Dames in Spain and celebrate International Women’s Day in Almeria by heading to El Torrente Restaurant at Desert Springs.

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Spanish Recipe – Plato Alpujarreño

Spanish Recipe – Plato Alpujarreño

Plato Alpujarreño is a Spanish recipe that has many variations, just as paella does. Almost the Alpujarran version of the British fry-up this one, and so do bookmark this ready for those impending winter evenings. You could of course add grilled tomatoes, and mushrooms fried in butter if you wish. Knock yourself out… just don’t […]

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Van driver picks on the wrong cyclist

Van driver picks on the wrong cyclist

This video is doing the rounds of the Spanish social media at the moment, showing when a van driver and a cyclist get into an altercation on the road, ending with the van driver trying to force the cyclist off the road.

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Spanish Recipes – Pasta with vanilla and parmesan

Spanish Recipes – Pasta with vanilla and parmesan

A really really simple yet tasty dish, this pasta with vanilla and parmesan recipe is adapted from one by Ferran Adriá, the former chef owner of El Bulli in Spain. If you are able to make your own fresh pasta… then this dish really is even more special – but it works almost as well […]

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Spanish Recipe – Olives Anyone?

Spanish Recipe – Olives Anyone?

If you are anything like me… you’ll always make a beeline for olives at a party. This Spanish recipe features these gems. Love ’em or hate ’em… this is really simple… and will be a hit with your guests. Originally posted 2013-05-29 08:00:49.

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Dietmar Roth – adopted son of Vélez-Blanco

Dietmar Roth – adopted son of Vélez-Blanco

When we first moved to Vélez-Blanco, Almería, we were welcomed with open arms by the community. One of the first people to welcome us was Dietmar Roth, the deputy mayor of the town.

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Cauliflower with Dates and Olives

Cauliflower with Dates and Olives

This year I needed to lose a bit of weight… so went on a bit of a hardcore diet resolution kick for  a while. I cut out bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes (hey – it works for me, and I’m not giving up the vino collapso!). Of course then you have the problem of not […]

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Art, theatre, sport and nature: a weekend in Adeje

Art, theatre, sport and nature: a weekend in Adeje

This weekend in Adeje, Tenerife, there are a number of things to do. Art, theatre, sport and enjoying the outdoors – there is something for everyone.

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Artichokes with quail eggs and Spanish cured ham

Artichokes with quail eggs and Spanish cured ham

It’s always nice to have a bit of posh nosh and this “artichokes with quail eggs and Spanish cured ham” recipe is one to whip out when you want to impress your guests. It takes less than half an hour to make, from start to finish… so won’t drag you away from your guests for […]

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Puerto de Mogán bus station is now open

Puerto de Mogán bus station is now open

After considerable delays, the Puerto de Mogán bus station is now open. Buses began running from the evening of January 29 2017, according to the bus service’s website.

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