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The Lost Village of El Acebuchal

The Lost Village of El Acebuchal, Malaga, Spain

Visitors to the Granada or Malaga provinces of Andalucia in Spain looking for an interesting day trip should head to the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.   Not only is the walking in this area is fantastic, but you Read more…


Semana Santa, Holy Week in Spain

Semana Santa, Holy Week Processions and Traditions in Loja, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

This week many places around the world will mark the Catholic feast of Holy Week to celebrate Easter.   In Spain,  predominantly a Catholic country, the stunning spectacle of Semana Santa is participated in, or witnessed by huge numbers.  Over Read more…


Cadiz Province Costal Walk

Cadiz Province Costal Walk - Parque Natural de la Brena y Marismas, Cadiz Province, Spain by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Whilst exploring the Cadiz Province in Southern Spain, we found a wonderful footpath called the Sendero del Acantilado, in the coastal park Breña y Marismas del Barbate.  A costal footpath part of which is high up on the cliff tops Read more…


How to Preserve Olives

How to Preserve Olives in Oil, Recipe & Instructions by Topsy Turvy Tribe

It was fun in January to pick any olives we had and take a car boot full to a next village to have them separated from any unwanted leaves and weighed (see post here).  We were keen to keep some Read more…


Montefrio’s Amazing Views

Montefrio Andalucia, Granada Province, one of National Geographic's top ten towns with the best views in the world. Andalucia, Spain by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Montefrio is a striking whitewashed Andalusian town with a Moorish heritage surrounded by valleys, upon valleys of Olive groves.  At Montefrio’s highest point there is a ruined Moorish fortress and church.  We made the climb to the top to admire the view Read more…


Ruta del Gollizno, Moclín

Ruta del Gollizno, A Spectacular Circular Walk in Moclin, Granada, Spain. Family Hiking with Topsy Turvy Tribe-2

The Ruta del Gollizno is an example of one of the many fantastic walking routes that you can find in the vast province of Andalucia, Spain. Moclín is a small, typical Spanish hillside village only 50 minutes drive from the city Read more…


Las Fuentes Viejas

Las Fuentes Viejas, Fuentes de Cesna, Granada, Spain

In 1940 extremely heavy rain caused a landslide which devastated the town of Fuentes de Cesna, many were killed, the town re-built but then a second landslide in 1963 led to the planning of a nearby safer location for the Read more…


The best playground in Spain..?

The Best Playground in Spain, Antequera, Andalucia, Spain by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Antequera in Andalucia has so much to offer, the wonderful old town, Alcazaba, Lovers Rock, the Dolmens, weird rocks in the nearby El Torcal Natural park and a lagoon home to flamingos, all make a visit worthwhile.  As a family Read more…


Malaga Port, Museums & Beach with Children

Muello Uno, Malaga, Port, Museums & Beach with Children

We visited Malaga for the first time as a family just after Christmas 2016, we were really pleasantly surprised by this cosmopolitan and vibrant city (see blog post here).  It was so warm and lovely when we visited in winter Read more…


Ten Tips for Hiking & Walking with Young Children

Ten Tips for Walking & Hiking with Young Children

We try to get out for a walk every day, even if it’s only a short walk in our campo (countryside).  We have the luxury of wonderful weather, most days (yes it does rain in Spain) and spectacular scenery.  We Read more…