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DRIVEN BY CONFLICT by John Hardy

This is the latest book of Short Stories published by local SEDELLA author John Hardy. Details of it (and all his books) can be found on the website www.johnhardysbooks.com, together with links to them all on Amazon, where they are published as both...

Health Benefits of Spain

I came to live in Torrox, Costa Del Sol six years ago. The main reason was one of health. I had a few issues I was dealing with and most of my research was unfortunately pointing to my diet. I had slipped into the lazy supermarket culture and when I assessed just how...

The perfect vehicle for Andalucía?

It took me a long time to find a vehicle that would suit my varying needs for life in Andalucia. I needed a car that could handle the rough terrain of the mountains, a car that could pull my 2 ton caravan when needed, something economical, easy to maintain with no...

SEDELLA by John Hardy

SEDELLA is one of the ‘White Villages’ of the Axarquia. It is also where I have  lived for the past 22 years.. My new book, ‘Sedella - The story of a Spanish village’, is now available as an EBook and paperback from Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00IKIYBJ0) This is a...

Competa Hikes

‘Shall we take the high road or the low road?’ I asked. ‘The high road’, they screamed with excitement! And so we did. 14 kids, the Park Ranger, Competa Hikes and Axareducacion set off to the high road. Walking sticks, water bottles and quizzes in hand, the wonderful...

Paradores de Turismo

Paradors are a chain of 94 state run hotels of exceptional quality, scattered throughout Spain. They were founded by Miguel Primo de Rivera, the then Prime Minister, in 1928. The first one, at Gredos near Madrid, was opened in that year by King Alfonso the13th. There...

Passion Bike

Passionbike was born from a true passion for bikes and especially bike trips. It was founded by Pier Paolo Leonardi in 2012 after many years travelling solo he decided to open the first shop in Valencia. Together with Gaia, another passionate cyclist, they started to...

Colina del Sol

Having just visited the Colina Del Sol I was suitably impressed with its attention to detail, its homely, organic feel and its wonderful location. The family run Colina del Sol is located on the access road to the town of Torrox and is a renovated old house surrounded...

The Nispero

One of the most unrecognised fruits on a Spanish tree, and the one which always seems to raise the question ‘what is that?’ is the wonderful Nispero. This delightful, underrated little gem, known in English as 'the Loquat', is a truly versatile fruit. It is eaten as a...