• San Isidro in Nerja, 15th of May

    San Isidro LabradorOn the 15th of May Nerja celebrates San Isidro Labrador´s Saint´s Day. San Isidro Labrador or Saint Isidore the Laborer in English is also known as Isidore the Farmer, (c1070 – May 15, 1130). He was a Spanish day laborer known for his goodness toward the poor and animals. He is the Catholic patron saint of farmers and farming. This festival is the biggest happening in Nerja during the year. The festival is officially just one day, the 15th of May, but the party starts the night before and stops on the morning of the 16th. It is a great party and well worth experiencing if you have the opportunity. (more…)

  • Nerja, a small town in the east of Malaga

    Playa Burriana in NerjaNerja is the most eastern municipality in the province of Malaga and is situated about 50 km eastern of the province capital Malaga. Nerja has about 20,000 inhabitants. The municipality of Nerja constists of the town Nerja and the village Maro. Despite the big part of foreign population it conserves the flair of a typical andalucian fishing village. Crooked streets and white painted houses form the cityscape. There are very little big buildings like in other coastal towns. The origin of the historical town is going back to the year 1487. Parts of the Balcón de Europa – an old fortress from the 9th century – now serves as a viewpoint over the sea and the surrounding coast. On clear days you can even see the rock of Gibraltar. (more…)

  • Lamborghini Murcielago

    Lamborghini MurcielagoIf you are living in this area, you can always see nice cars, for example this Lamborghinio Murcielago, which I saw next to the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona/Marbella. The name Murciélago (spanish: bat) comes from a bull that survived 24 sword strokes in a bullfight in 1879 at the arena of Córdoba, and fought with such passion and spirit that the matador chose to spare its life, a rare honor. The bull was later presented as a gift to Don Antonio Miura, a noted breeder, and went on to sire a line of famous fighting bulls. (more…)

  • Ronda, nice town in the hillside of Andalucia

    New Bridge in RondaRonda is a small town in the andalucian province of Málaga, situated in 723m high above sea level in the hillside called Serrania de Ronda, to which belong as well the natural parks Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves. The town is situated approximately 113 km west of the province capital Málaga and 50 km north of the Costa del Sol. With approximately 35,500 inhabitants and an area of approximately 480 km² the municipality of Ronda is one of the biggest “white villages” in Andalucia. Ronda is at first known for its location: the moorish stamped Old Town, La Ciudad, is situated on an all around steep sloping plateau and is separated from the younger district, El Mercadillo, through a 100m deep gap, El Tajo, built by the Rio Guadalevín. The abyss is overstrung from three bridges, the Puente Árabe, the Puente Viejo („old bridge“) and the well known, in the 18th century built, Puente Nuevo (“new bridge”). More objects of interest are the church Santa María la Mayor on the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, as well as the Casa del Gigante and the Palacio de Mondragón, including the museum of the city, „Museo Municipal“, as well as the well obtained patio and a moorish style garden. (more…)

  • La Duquesa Golf & Country Club

    La Duquesa Golf & Country ClubThe “Golf & Country Club La Duquesa” was built after a design from Robert Trent Jones in 1987, surrounded by a spectacular countryside. 18 holes with par 72 on 6062m of amusing courses pamper most of all the sunbathers and aficionados of light seabreezes. The course offers large, wide fairways and demands from the player concentration and high precision drives. The second 9 holes are slightly difficult, but offer fantastic views to the Mediteranean, Puerto de la Duquesa, Gibraltar and the mountains. From hole 15, par 4, you can even see Marbella. Hole 17, par 3, is especially mentionable because of its beauty and spectacular 30 meter altitude difference. This golf course is always worth a visit because of its nice and fantastic views. Sometimes they have good offers, for example two green fees for 18 holes + a buggy for 90 €. (more…)