Andalucia news selection from the last seven days and upcoming items including a mastin seeking a home, a free trip to the Caminito del Rey, job vacancy in Mijas and an exhibition. Published on Mondays.
Costa Almeria heads for Portugal
The destination of ‘Costa de Almeria’ continues to receive a warm reception with a positive response expected at the Mundo Abreu tourism fair in Lisbon, Portugal.
The next stop on the intense promotional race by the Provincial Council Tourism Service is Lisbon. Mundo Abreu, which held its first edition in 2003, has increased tenfold its exhibition space, now reaching 10,000 square meters of exhibition space.
The fair, aimed at showcasing the latest developments and innovations in the tourism sector, will bring major businesses, professionals and users of the sector. Mundo Abreu has established itself as a valuable meeting point for all tourism agents, making it a must for Costa Almeria to attend.
More than 120,000 visitors participated in this event in 2014 and nearly 230 exhibitors from 53 countries attended.
Albox news – in their Easter bonnets
Eleanor & Gilly’s Monday Afternoon Line Dance Class at Jack’s Bar in Albox held its Annual Easter Bonnet Parade on Easter Monday April 6. This was the 7th year running in which the competition was held and was judged by Louiza Fairclough and Jason Wollaston.
All winners received boxes of chocolates, wine, Easter eggs and complimentary passes to future line dance classes. It was very difficult to choose a solitary winner so four lots of prizes were awarded.
The winner was Margaret Tapp, with runners up of Sue Finchin, Margaret Farmery and Alice Bradbury.
In addition to the Easter Bonnet Parade, all class attendeees received an Easter Egg.
Eleanor and Gilly’s Line Dance Class is held every Monday at Jack’s Bar in Albox and it is a place where people can make friends and meet friends. Using line dancing as its main theme, it also organises parties throughout the year and occasionally some of the line dancers go on line dance weekends to places such as Benidorm.
For further information please contact Eleanor Tolman on telephone number 950 439 003.
Town improvements in Albox
Work is now underway in the San Antonio district of Albox, focussing in one of the main streets of the area, calle San Antonio. The road is currently in dire condition with cracks and narrow or nonexistent pavements. The work will make the streets passable while also providing beautification to enhance its historic status.
The objective is to create an attractive space, with improved pedestrian accessibility and internal mobility. The pavement will be constructed at the same level as the road due to the narrowness of the historic streets, and adding street furniture while embellishing the facades.
The Socialist mayor of Albox, Rogelio Mena, said: “This a project that has been very much wanted by the residents of this historic district and on which the council has been working since early 2014. We finally started works to make a historic district like San Antonio shine by making the streets walkable, facades beautiful and improving the quality of life for those living there while work continues as well as improving the supply network.”
The time frame for the execution of the work, awarded to the company Pablo Rodriguez SL, is seven weeks or so with a budget of €182,200 euros for the first phase.
Roquetas de Mar news
Until June 30, Perez Siquier is presenting 89 photographs in both colour and black and white in the Teatro Auditorio and the Castillo de Santa Ana in Roquetas de Mar.
The Mayor of Roquetas de Mar, Gabriel Amat attended the opening of the exhibition ‘Perez Siquier, Esencial’ to see Castillo de Santa Ana’s selection of 47 photographs in black and white images that allow the visitor to learn more about Almeria and specifically one of its most emblematic neighborhoods, La Chanca, during the 1950s.
A selection of photographs, formerly displayed in the Museo Casa Olula del Río Ibáñez, has been displayed in the two temporary exhibition rooms of the Castle.
In the Teatro Auditorio 42 color photographs are presented belonging to the series ‘La Chanca colour’ (1960-1965), ‘The Beach’ (1973-1996), and ‘Colour of the South’ (1991-1992).
The curator is Juan Manuel Martin Robles, and the exhibition design has been undertaken by himself and Andrés Pérez García Ibáñez Siquier.
The collection is considered an important legacy, and incorporates images considered essential for the history of photography in Spain, thanks to relationships established between the Museo Casa Ibáñez Fundacion and Roquetas de Mar.
Chocolate shop job vacancy
Mayan Monkey in Mijas are seeking a bilingual (Spanish and English) salesperson for their busy shop and café.
The successful applicant will have a bubbly, happy, energy with a ton of enthusiasm. They must be drioven by excellent customer service who loves to provide the highest quality of food.
This is a busy role so you will need to be prepared to work hard without compromising your meticulous attitude to work.
If this sounds like you, apply to email@example.com with your CV and a covering letter. Please do not apply or ask for further information via this Spain Buddy website because we are not involved in the recruitment process.
Free trip to Caminito del Rey
50 free seats are available for youngsters (aged between 9 and 35) to visit the Caminito del Rey on Sunday April 26. They are available from the Youth Department at the Las Lagunas Theatre.
“We want to join the excitement created by the reopening of the Caminito del Rey,” said the Councillor for Youth in Mijas, María del Mar Ríos. “It was a long-awaited reopening by all locals and visitors. The views are amazing and we will spend an unforgettable day.”
The Town hall has organised a bus that will be leaving from the Aquatic Park in Mijas, at 9am. The councillor explained that the trip is aimed at young Mijeños between nine and 35, although those from nine to 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
During the trip, the group will be constantly accompanied by two guides who will educate as well as supervise. The Town Hall will provide travel insurance for the trip.
The Caminito del Rey re-opened to the public on March 28 2015 after a year of work that included construction of the new bridge and improving access and facilities in the surroundings. This path in the gorge of Los Gaitanes (El Chorro), is one hundred metres over the Guadalhorce river, and was originally inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII, who walked the Caminito del Rey in 1921 to inaugurate the Conde del Guadalhorce dam.
A home for Dama
Dama and her brother Baloo were found abandoned in Órgiva.
Lucky Baloo has already found his forever home, but Dama is still looking for a more permanent base with love, cuddles and good food. She is currently being fostered by a loving couple, Natacha and Nichlas, but they are unable to keep her permanently.
Dama is a Mastín Mix so she will be a big strong girl and will need a family that is used to handling and training larger dogs. Although a friendly and responsive dog, Mastins can be wilful with meek owners and need to know who their alpha is. With consistency and a firm voice however, they become reliable, fiercely loyal, trustworthy and extremely well behaved.
Although they do not need as much exercise as some other breeds, their sheer size (when fully grown) makes them better suited to a house with a garden. Apartment life isn’t necessarily the ideal.
Dama has had all of her vaccinations, is microchipped and is ready to travel.
She is a little under four months old, so is the perfect age for training and moulding into the perfect family pet.
If you would like to take Dama into your home and your heart, please contact Valle Verde Rescue.
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.