St.Antonio Sardines, Salvaterra do Extremo, Castello Branco, Portugal

Fiesta time

During the summer months in Spain and Portugal the heat intensifies during the day, averaging 40º, the days pass by in a blur of sticky sweat and heat induced siestas.  When the sun goes down and the heat abates (a little), it’s time to come back to life and party!  For whatever the reason, a […]

Rooftops, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

The City of Cadiz

The city of Cadiz, with over three thousand years of history, is the oldest in Western Europe.  Phonecians, Romans, Muslims and Christians have all left their mark, once a stronghold, imposing walls, castles and fortifications still line parts of the seafront.  The city houses many preserved historic buildings; museums, towers, arches, churches, flamenco clubs, theatre, […]

Valentino the Shepherd

We met Valentino when we were out for a walk with the boys, down at Rio Pesquera, near to the small village of Zagra, in the Granada Province of Andalucia, Spain.  We have explored this area quite a few times and keep going back because of the stunning scenery and a walk interesting enough to keep […]

Historic Córdoba, view from Hotel Hesperia, Andalucia, Spain

Captivating Córdoba, Spain – With Kids

Córdoba is an absolutely captivating city.  Beautiful whitewashed buildings, narrow winding streets, a very relaxed atmosphere and of course the ultimate on your itinerary, the mesmerising Meztiqua  (or cathedral mosque of) Córdoba. Here are our top five highlights of places to visit: 1. Mezquita-Catedral (Cathedral-Mosque) Free if you enter between 08.30-09.30, 10am-6/7pm €8 Is truly the jewel of the city of Córdoba and […]