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Las Alpujarras

Las Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain

Las Alpujarras are a range of beautiful whitewashed high mountain villages perched and dotted around the Southern side of the steep slopes of the domineering Sierra Nevada. Precariously clinging to the side of the mountain, sheltered in deep gorges, the Read more…


Andalucian Potato Harvest

Digging for Potatoes in Andalucia, Spain www.topsyturvytribe.com

An old rusty rotivator refused to rotivate so it was a case of good old fashioned hard labour with a mattock to loosen the soil on our veggie patch.  Motivated by the thought of our own crop of home grown Read more…


The City of Cadiz

Rooftops, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

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 Read more…


Rugs of the Alpujarras

Traditional Jarapas, Coarsley Woven Rag Rugs in Pampaneira, Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain

The mountain villages of the Alpujarras in Andalucia, are home to workers skilled in a number of artisan crafts, producing traditional local mountain products such as olive mats, leather goods, ceramics and jewellery.  Thanks to tourism  these artisan products are now Read more…


Monachil Los Cahorros Gorge Walk Granada

Monachil Village, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Walking in the Los Cahorros gorge is absolutely fantastic, the walks here are so varied and interesting there is enough here to fascinate even the most reluctant of walkers.  The gorge has a network of tunnels, suspension bridges, steps and Read more…


Vejer de la Frontera

Cobijado traditional Vejer dress, Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

A fantastic feature of Spain’s vast province of Andalucia is the abundance of stunning white villages, or pueblo blancos.  Often perched high up on the hill sides with a dominant church tower or castle and a centralised plaza where you can Read more…


Dia de la Cruz Fiesta Granada

Altar, Dia de la Cruz Granada

The day of the Cross (Dia de la Cruz) is celebrated on May the 3rd throughout Spain.  We visited Granada to attend this hugely popular festival which attracts many visitors from all over Andalucia and Spain.  The  Granda the roots of Read more…


Cafe Royalty Cadiz

Cafe Roaylty Cadiz, Andalucia Spain

In 1912 Café Royalty in Cadiz, Spain, was the place to be if you were ‘a somebody’. Politicians, writers, poets, artists and thinkers would enjoy the service, craftsmanship, artwork and live music.  The café closed it’s doors in the 1930’s and the premises fell into disrepair. Incredibly, one hundred years after the initial opening a team of experts painstakingly recreated original techniques of that time to restore the café’s decor and materials back to its initial glory and grandeur.  


Costa de la Luz Beaches

Bologna part of the Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz, is Western Spain’s ‘Coast of Light’ and includes the Cadiz and Huelva provinces.  Tourists head for the beautiful Costa Del Sol in their droves, to sample the sunshine and sangria, however if you are the kind of traveller who would like to discover the wilder white sandy beaches with less crowds, and development, the Costa de la Luz is a must visit. 


Gibraltar

Gibraltar, the Rock and Nature Reserve with Kids by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Gibraltar, a home away from home? Britain in Spain? Or most famous for the rock and the apes.  As a family we wanted to go there so the boys could see the apes.  There was a lot of excitement in Read more…