Postcard from Andalucia | Ronda

Ronda is one of our favourite small towns (population 35,000) in Andalucia, and is already a popular tourist destination. It’s situated in the mountains west of Malaga , between the Sierra de Grazalema and the Sierra de la Nieves, and is considered to be one of the “White Villages” of Andalucia. It can be reached Read more about Postcard from Andalucia | Ronda[…]

It’s all about the Pig

As anyone who has been to Spain will already know, when it comes to food the pig holds a special place of affection in the hearts of the Spanish (if you can excuse a rather mixed metaphor). No one knows exactly how long this love affair has been going on, but it’s thought that domesticated Read more about It’s all about the Pig[…]

Day Trip to Triana

Typical Triana courtyard Triana is the neighbourhood of Seville across the river from the old walled city, and is regarded by many Trianeros as a completely separate entity, historically, the home of Gypsies, sailors and other groups from the metaphorical wrong side of the tracks, and it retains something of that atmosphere today, with strong Read more about Day Trip to Triana[…]

Nights in the Gardens of the Royal Palace

Update: This year’s Noches en Los Jardines de Los Reales Alcazares run from June 15th to September 9th, 2017 Despite the heat there are lots of good reasons to come to Seville in the summer time, and plenty of things to see and do when you’ve finished lounging by the pool or sitting in pavement Read more about Nights in the Gardens of the Royal Palace[…]

Semana Santa in Seville

Semana Santa (Holy Week) is Spain’s major annual religious extravaganza, but nowhere is it celebrated on a scale, or with such fervour, as in Seville. From Palm Sunday (although because the processional timetable is so full some brotherhoods go out on the preceding Friday and Saturday) through to Resurrection Sunday the city virtually shuts down Read more about Semana Santa in Seville[…]

Seville Cycling & Tapas Tour

We Love Tapas and ELECMOVE created a very special collaboration a few months ago – the Cycle & Tapas Tour –  offering an introduction to Seville on electric bikes followed by a delicious Traditional Tapas Tour. But it was only recently that the WLT Team got together with ELECMOVE to experience the electric bike tour Read more about Seville Cycling & Tapas Tour[…]

Jerez | Ruta de Tabancos

Jerez de la Frontera is a short train ride away from Seville and is, of course, most famous for its local wine – sherry. While you are there you should not only visit one of the city’s many bodegas, but also do at least part of the “Ruta de Tabancos“. Tabancos are a type of Read more about Jerez | Ruta de Tabancos[…]

Mushroom Season

amanitas cesáreas Autumn is here, even in Spain, and among the things this season brings with it are wild mushrooms. Country people have always gathered mushrooms for the pot at this time of year, but in Spain in recent decades harvesting mushrooms has become a popular weekend pastime, taking advantage of the temperate weather to Read more about Mushroom Season[…]

Sevilla | NO8DO

As an observant visitor to our fair city of Seville, you may have noticed, on such diverse objects as lampposts, manhole covers, buildings and garbage trucks, among others, a little motif that seems to read NO8DO, except that the 8 is somewhat large, and often appears as if a little blurred. You may guess from Read more about Sevilla | NO8DO[…]

Wheels Up!

Update January 2017: The Seville wheel is no longer operational. Ferris wheels have been around as a fairground attraction for a long time now (the first was designed and erected by George Washington Gale Ferris for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago), but over the last couple of decades they have become increasingly popular as Read more about Wheels Up![…]

Seville Museums

For some people “cultural” stuff like art or historic monuments is what you do between eating and drinking and more eating and drinking. For others, it’s the other way around. But whichever kind of holidaymaker you are, you are likely at some point to find yourself in a museum. Seville has lots of these, covering Read more about Seville Museums[…]

Sherry 101

Although there may be other “sherry style” wines, true sherries are those wines, and only those wines, produced in the area around Jerez de la Frontera in southwest Spain, or more specifically, those wines aged in the towns of Jerez, Puerto de Santa Maria, and Sanlúcar de Barrameda under the rules of the Consejo Regulador Read more about Sherry 101[…]

Malaga | Best Breakfasts

It’s often been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s no doubt that a good brekky (desayuno in Spanish) will set you up for a hard day’s sightseeing/lazing on the beach/shopping, or even, heaven forbid, w**king. In Spain, where the main meal of the day is lunch, rather than Read more about Malaga | Best Breakfasts[…]

Sevilla | Abacerías

Updated: July 1, 2016 You may notice, or may have already noticed, as you make your way from bar to bar in search of tapas and a drink, that the word abacería (often antigua abacería) appears in some of the names in a way that suggests a particular meaning. But what meaning? On closer inspection Read more about Sevilla | Abacerías[…]

Sevilla | Best Ice Cream

classic vanilla & chocolate cone from Freskura Okay, this is hardly news, but summer in Seville can get pretty hot. Afternoon temperatures often reach 40ºC, the sun beats down from directly overhead, and only mad dogs and Englishmen are still out and about (I’m joking of course; the mad dogs are all indoors, where it’s Read more about Sevilla | Best Ice Cream[…]

Day Trip to Córdoba

Just an hour by train from either Sevilla or Malaga, Cordoba is one of a string of romantic Andalucian cities stretching across southern Spain. It was an important Roman city (you can still see, and walk across, the Roman bridge over the River Guadalquivir), but its glory days were in the 8th to 10th centuries, Read more about Day Trip to Córdoba[…]

Tuna Almadraba

The meat of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (also known as Red Tuna in Spain) has long been a prized item in the gastronomy of Spain and the western Mediterranean. These majestic fish, weighing up to 200 kg (and definitely not a small round fish that fits neatly into a tin), normally live in the cold Read more about Tuna Almadraba[…]

Spanish Cold Soups

Light, cool and refreshing in the hot summer weather, gazpacho, the cold tomato soup of southern Spain, is nowadays well-known all over the world. It’s one of a family of tomato based cold soups that includes salmorejo and porra, as well as other local varieties, but the origins of these dishes actually goes back to before Read more about Spanish Cold Soups[…]