June 29, 2018
Have you seen the huge crowds in Málaga airport? Oh my gosh! And all heading for resorts on the Costa del Sol!
But wait! You don’t have to join the mob on the crowded beaches of Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella. Just turn left instead of right and head east, to the Other Costa — that’s the stretch of coast that runs from Málaga to Nerja, Almuñecar and Salobreña.
Until recently there was no decent guide in English to this sub-tropical area which enjoys 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. But that’s all changed! Pick up a copy of “East of Malaga – Your guide to the Axarquía and Costa Tropical”. Read the rest of this entry »
February 14, 2015
WE’RE ALL ESCAPISTS AT HEART, dreaming of another life in another place without the nagging worries that go with our daily routine.
However, if you take the big step and launch yourself into a new life, a “simple life” in a totally different environment, it can turn out rather more complicated than you expected.
In the case of one not-so-innocent Britisher, his escapist dream turn turns into a dramatic adventure with sinister surprises lying in wait.
Don’t Miss The Fiesta!, a thriller set in a Spanish village, takes the lid off the surprises that could await a stranger in an outwardly tranquil Andalusian pueblo. Read the rest of this entry »
July 27, 2014
WANDER along the seafront of a certain lesser-known Spanish resort and you will find a phallic-looking structure bearing a small plaque.
It honours a penniless youth whose writings helped put the town, Almuñecar in Granada province, on the tourist map.
“Laurie Lee? Who he?” Spanish visitors may ask.
But in his native England Lee is a celebrity — and this year the centenary of his birth has been celebrated with special events and the publishing of new editions of his books. Read the rest of this entry »