If you are looking for a lovely day trip you can’t go wrong with Tarifa. We have been so many times. Every time we have a new guest over we try to find time to take them to see the sand dunes at Punto Paloma, the amazing white beach at Bolonia and then Tarifa town… Read More Day Tripping!
During Dads week here we spent a few days wandering over the border. But we mostly stuck to the local area. My Dad who loathes shopping, actually like Carrefour, and as they are by far the cheapest place to get coffee, I took him there a day or so before National Day. I do love… Read More Day trip to Ronda
Last year we didn’t do anything for Easter. The year prior we had family over to stay, so we took them to see the parade. This year we went over to La Linea, not just to see the parade, but also to catch up with some friends there. Easter for the religious Christian folk of… Read More Easter 2015
Our final stop on our trip was Tarifa. We had lunch, saw the beach, wandered the streets and ate cake. You know, the usual kind of afternoon when you are on holiday! Needless to say we had a great time. As we drove into Tarifa Mr BOTR spotted these amazing bits of street art that… Read More Tarifa with Dad
Punta Paloma is one of those really surreal places you just have to see with your own eyes. We have visited a couple of times now and it just doesn’t get old. When we got there last week the wind had picked up and was positively hurling the sand around. Because of that reason we… Read More Punta Paloma with Dad
Our first stop on our day trip drive along the coast was Bolonia. Now we didn’t explore anywhere new on this trip, but to be honest Bolonia is just a beautiful place to go and visit regardless. Even though we were just days away from October, and we had left behind thick, dense Levante cloud… Read More Bolonia with Dad
Where we come from in the UK, we have gentle hills. Green hills. Crops. Woods. Streams. It is pretty. However that’s only going one way. Turn and drive towards London and you’re surrounded by concrete, not all of it ugly, but a vast majority is. So even though I was pretty confident that Dad would… Read More A wander to Ronda with Dad
For the most part of our visit we walked around looking at the views. (And eating pizza, but mostly walking.) I can not emphasise enough how beautiful Ronda is. And how amazing the bridge across the gorge is. I want a house perched on one of those cliff faces. All in all, this was definitely… Read More A Wander to Ronda: Part 3
So we got off of the train and made our way to the small shop in the station in search of a map. We got one. And off we went. Ronda is just beautiful. White washed buildings with their ornate roofs and that blue and yellow tiling that just pops in the sunlight. The streets… Read More A wander to Ronda: Part 2
This Thursday we were having a stroll into town, as you do, and we thought, ‘why not go on an adventure to Spain?’. Not just our usual wander around La Linea, but an actual adventure. Mr BOTR had booked Thursday and Friday as his ‘weekend’ this week so we decided that Friday would be ‘adventure’… Read More A wander to Ronda: Part 1
So birds. I love them. I know bugger all about them. I can spot a sparrow, magpie, black bird, crow or gull. I even now know a few of the types of gull because of living here in Gibraltar as we have an absolute ton of them flapping around, but beyond that I am completely… Read More The Birds… Seville, not Hitchcock.
This museum is directly opposite the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares. This is another imposing and grand building, which in itself deserves a mention. This building has a more Gothic air I think. It looks semi-spooky. It houses many relics from the surrounding area that are not just ancient but in surprisingly good condition… Read More Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla / Archeological Museum of Seville