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Alan, along with Elle, is the owner of Spain Buddy. He was born in the North of England (Lancashire) and travelled extensively before eventually settling in Almería. Alan has 3 sons from the first of his 18 marriages, (Sam, Joe & Ben) who are all now adults. You can read more articles by Alan on his personal blog at and see more of his photography on his photography website as well as on Flickr and Instagram. Also, for less than the price of a cup of coffee each month you can help support Alan's photography (and get some freebies into the bargain). Click here to visit his Patreon page to find out more.

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  1. John Brindley
    December 16, 2016 @ 6:56 pm

    They are all dreadful, but the real horrors are the fluorescent plastic coated ones, scrawled on with a marker pen. I shall have a look to see where they come from, they are so similar, it must be somewhere local to here, like one of the Chinese shops. The chief supporters on that Playa Blanca thread both came from a small town in Essex. Google Earth shows there are plenty of railings there. Now, if we could organise a lockfest there…….


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