Top 5 Spanish winter dishes

It’s not always sunshine, red wine and paella in Spain you know! Come October and the days start to get shorter (getting dark at 8pm instead of 10:30pm – imagine…) and sometimes it’s cold. Our minds are starting to turn to some classic winter dishes in the Spanish cookbook and here are our Top 5: […]

Why Spain is still one of the most visited countries in the world

We love Spain, and especially Malaga and of course our wonderful town, Archidona. Longer days, sunshine, outdoor living and a mediterranean diet of olive oil and tomatoes have no doubt contributed to the population being in first place with highest life expectancy in the world by 2040, with a staggering 86 years! That’s one good […]

TOP 5 country restaurants near Archidona

We’re incredibly lucky in Archidona for many reasons, but particularly when it comes to good places to eat within walking distance of Almohalla 51. But when we want to head out to the “campo” we’ve some great options too, all an easy drive or taxi ride away. Road side “Ventas” dot the landscape in rural […]

Old meets industrial, meets modern and new

Exhibition spaces in Malaga have given the port city the reputation of being the spanish city of museums. We’ve already written and blogged about our favourite museums, but here we talk about a new space that we have recently found.  Set in what was a highly industrial part of the city, the area just south […]

Top 5 museums in Malaga

In just 45 minutes by car, or just over an hour by bus from Almohalla 51, you’re in the wonderfully cosmopolitan, artistic and cultural city of Malaga. It’s a city of Mediterranean light and colour, fantastic restaurants and street life, but Malaga is now becoming known as a city of museums. With over 20 great […]

The slickest of all oils

Whether you’ve visited our region or not, you’re probably unlikely to know that we sit in the largest olive belt in the world. More olives are grown and more oil is produced here than anywhere else in the world and the vast majority of the world’s consumption of what here is known as liquid gold […]

7 Useful tips before you visit Archidona

Are you about to embark on your first trip to Archidona and not sure what to expect? Worried about over tipping, undertipping or when to eat and what? We’ve got some key tips for preparing for your stay in Spain. 1. What time do people eat in Spain? Spanish people are fairly regimented when it […]