Topsy Turvy Tribe

Goodbye 2017, Happy New Year

Goodbye 2017 and hello to 2018! This year has been amazing, living in the Granada region of Spain, deep in the Spanish campo has been totally inspiring. We have travelled all over Andalucia and been outside every single day, walking, hiking, playing and exploring. At the end of the very, very hot summer we moved […]

Christmas Sunset, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

Christmas Sunsets in the Costa Del Sol

You really can’t beat a good sunset. The Costa del Sol, where we are visiting for the Christmas holidays, has some stunning sunsets. Especially when looking over the mountains, across the Mediterranean sea to Morocco. Maybe it’s the expanse of sky, or the very bright and sunny days, or a combination of both that produce […]

Comares

The traditional village of Comares, in the Malaga Provence, Andalucia is known as the ‘balcony of the Axarquia’, famed for its stunning views and mountain top location.  Less than an hour’s drive from Malaga,  uphill into the mountains,  it’s a great place to go for a day trip. You can see Comares perched on top […]

Wine Making in Andalucia, Spain

Wine making in Andalucia, Spain

For many years the Malaga province has been famous for it’s sweet fortified wines. The predominant grape variety is the Moscatel, grown on steep terraces in the hills of the Axarquia area. As we were visiting in September, we agreed to help with the grape harvest and wine making! To make wine our first step […]

Cómpeta

Idyllic Cómpeta, the  ‘pearl of Axarquia’, a fine example of a Spanish whitewashed village.  It’s labyrinth of steep streets, cobbled alleyways and traditional houses nestled on the hillside. The picturesque Andalusian village is cloaked by mountains and with incredible views down towards the med. Each year on the 15th of August the village hosts a […]

Frigiliana

Yesterday we visited Frigiliana in Andalusia.  A beautiful whitewashed village nestled in the hills, twenty minutes from the coast, one hour from Malaga.  Voted the most picturesque village in Andalusia by the Spanish Tourist Authority, the gem of Axarquía. If your feet get tired you can always hop onto the three cultures train for some great views! […]