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Nerja Town, Beaches & Caves

Calahonda Beach and Distant Views of Burriana Beach and Maro, from Balcón de Europa – Balcony of Europe, Nerja, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain

Nerja is one of the Costa del Sol’s most beautiful costal towns, within easy reach of the bustling city of Malaga.  Just fifty kms from Malaga, along the N340, a picturesque stretch of coastal highway, a route popular with bikers, cyclists, joggers and Read more…


Priego de Córdoba

Priego De Córdoba, is a stunning town with spectacular architecture located in the Cordoba provence of Andalucia, midway between Córdoba and Granada. The town is part of the Subbética region, encompassing the Subbética Natural Park, which is massively popular with walkers due to Read more…


El Torcal

El Torcal Natural Park is 12kms from the town of Antequera.   The road to El Torcal is sporadically signposted with brown signs bearing the pancake rock logo.  In true Spanish style (aplogies Spain) the signposts disappear when most needed, the Read more…


24 Hours in Malaga

24 Hours in Malaga, Spain by Topsy Turvy Tribe24 Hours in Malaga, Spain by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Malaga, once previously over-looked city in comparison to Barcelona and Madrid is now a formidable adversary.  There has been extensive restoration and re-generation, which has much transformed Malaga into a great cultural tourist destination.  Think museums (so many fantastic museums), art, Read more…


The Three Kings – Los Reyes Magos

​The Three Kings are Spanish children’s favourite,  as Santa may leave them a token gift to open on December 25th, but the Three Kings, leave them their main presents on the night of the 5 January,  which they can then Read more…


Spanish Style Tomatoes for Breakfast- Pa amb Tomaquet

Spanish Style Tomatoes for Breakfast- Pa amb Tomaquet

Pa am Tomaquet is origionally a Catalan dish and has spread throughout Spain to the point where any breakfast establishment we have been to has Pan con Tomate or similar (Bread with tomato) on their breakfast (desayuno) menu.  We would Read more…


Captivating Córdoba, Spain – With Kids

Historic Córdoba, view from Hotel Hesperia, Andalucia, Spain

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) Read more…


A Simpler Life…Escaping the Rat Race

A Simple Life Escaping the Rat Race. How to Live a Simpler Life...by Topsy Turvy Tribe

I have a confession to make, some of you might find this really, really shocking… I haven’t bought any clothes for myself for a whole year. 365 days, 12 months, a whole year.  There I said it, phew, it’s out Read more…


Lessons learned from Travelling with Toddlers

Lessons Learned from Travelling with Toddlers. Tips & Advice

Travelling with toddlers is hard work, some would say, not us, we love it!  When we thought about travelling with our toddlers family and friends told us to wait until they were older, when they could remember the places we were Read more…


Four Specialists in one day…Coimbra University Hospital 

A very, very long day at the hospital. We set of at 7.30 and only just arrived home at 6.30. Our first appointment with the Ophthalmologist, although scheduled for 9am didn’t happen until 11.30am. When you don’t know the language Read more…