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Moonshine by John Hardy

Moonshine was first published in Insight magazine on the Costa del Sol, and subsequently in More Andalucían Mysteries. It is the shortest story I have written, as Insight wanted no more than 1000 words, and I managed it in 1072. Most of my stories are between 4000 and...

Top 5 Sports Bars

1. Lews Restaurant Lews restaurant on Torrox Costa is famous for its traditional English cuisine, especially the full English breakfast (available every morning), their fantastic fish and chips and the popular traditional Sunday roast.  It is also famed for its...

Cafe Culture

Having lived in Spain for the last three years, and having had time to reflect upon the cultural differences between Britain and here, I have to place the emphasis on the aspect of culture and community spirit. This is one dynamic that seems to be dying in Britain and...

Algarrobo

Algarrobo is a town and Municipality in the province of Malaga. The Municipality is situated in the coastal area of La Axarquia 36 kilometres from Malaga City. The town is divided in two parts, Algarrobo Pueblo and Algarrobo Costa. It has a population of 6500 and the...

Torre del Mar

Torre del Mar lies only 30 minutes from Malaga and is the coastal beach resort for Velez Malaga. Its beauty and splendour is the reason its population swells from 21.000 to 150.000 from June to September. Its 4 kilometres of beaches have been improved by a very...

Stephen Harris

My name is Stephen Harris and I moved to Spain from Essex ten years ago. I ran a successful manufacturing business for 25 years back in the UK but when things began to slow due to manufacturing sector being moved to China I decided I was going to make a new start and...

Torrox

Torrox is famed for having the best climate in Europe. This is due to the protection it receives from the Tajeda and Almijara mountains which keep out the cold north winds. The pueblo is a traditional whitewashed Andalucian village steeped in a history which goes back...

Motocross In Costa del Sol

If you happen to be into motocross/trials bikes, you will be as delighted as I am by the facilities I recently discovered in Velez Malaga. It is a vast area spanning acres incorporating rides/jumps/circuits for every level. I took my twelve year old son on the...

John Hardy

Hi, my name is John Hardy and I write stories set in Andalucía, and I want to tell you a bit about myself and the stories. I was born in 1934 in Marske-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire, England. I worked for many years as a quantity surveyor, before becoming a lecturer...

Baviera Golf

Located in the wonderful area of the Sierra de la Almijara, East of Malaga lies one of the best Pay and Play golf courses in Spain. With its ideal micro climate it facilitates the needs of golfers practically all year round. The golf course itself has the prestigious...