Passion Bike

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

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

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...
Moonshine by John Hardy

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

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

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...