Calling all photographers!

Since pioneering Almerían photographer Carlos Pérez Siquier first captured his haunting images of La Chanca in all its poverty and beauty in the 1950s, the area has been somewhat of a mecca for photographers – and this month it has its very own photo competition. Photography is not one of my major talents, but I'm… Continue reading Calling all photographers!

On the tapas trail

Almeria city boasts hundreds of bars lining the cobbled boulevards and hidden away down side streets - and why only go to one when you can go to many on a tapas trail! A tapas trail is basically a more glamorous version of the good old pub crawl, with slightly less alcohol and slightly more… Continue reading On the tapas trail

Best Bars in Town: No.1 La Mala

If you're heading into Almeria city this weekend, chances are you are looking forward to sampling some tapas in one of its many bars. So to make your life easier, I thought I would start my series of bar reviews now (and yes I have been round quite a few, but not all in the… Continue reading Best Bars in Town: No.1 La Mala

I’ve moved!

It's now been officially eight hours since I have been on my own in the new house. And I am loving it! I know it's hardly long enough to tell, but it beats being alone in a massive house where you have to keep two wood burners going to stop your breath clouding in the… Continue reading I’ve moved!

Bearing gifts

The first week of the year in Spain is a double celebration – New Year itself followed by the arrival of the 'Three Kings' of Biblical fame who followed a star to bring presents to the baby Jesus.This year it seemed the Magi managed to load their camels full of vehicles of varying types and… Continue reading Bearing gifts