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Festivals of Spain – Cascamorras




Festivals of Spain - Cascamorras

We wondered what all the black handprints were on the walls of Baza when first visiting in 2015, unaware that we had just missed the Fiesta de Cascamorras.

Our annual holidays were always mid September, so again in 2016 we also managed to miss the fiesta by a couple of days.

This year though the wait was over. We finally got to experience the Fiesta de Cascamorras in our town of Baza.

So we thought we would share our experience and for the uninitiated give you a little history behind this popular fiesta.
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Festivals of Spain – Cruces de Mayo





It was only a few days after the Moors and Christians Festival, yet in our local town of Baza, they were already gearing up for the Cruces de Mayo Festival. According to the Baza Ayuntamiento Facebook page , it was to run from midday on Friday 5th through to midday Sunday 7th May. They even provided a handy little map showing the locations of the crosses 🙂

My parents were staying with us and so Saturday was a perfect opportunity to show them around Baza as well as check out the festival.

But first of all I thought I should find out what the Cruces to Mayo (Crosses of May) festival was all about. No surprise there then ! Continue reading

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Successes and Setbacks (part one)





Successes and setbacks takes a tongue in cheek look at how we have fared during our first 4 weeks in both our cave house and Spain in general.

To be honest though, we still don’t know where the last 4 weeks have gone. We are convinced that time runs at a different pace in this part of Spain.  A blink of the eye and another day has gone, maybe we need to stop taking so many siestas ?

Anyway we digress.
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A year in the life of one foot in the cave





A year in the life of one foot in the cave takes a look at this years blog entries, along with any updates and reflections that we thought worth sharing.

Although before I start, I have to be honest and say that It seems far too soon to be doing a review of 2016. I do sometimes wonder where time goes ?

one foot in the cave, A year in the life of one foot in the cave

After all, we started discussing an eventual move to Spain back in September 2012 (whilst sitting on an agricultural terrace in Machu Picchu, Peru). Back then, we had set a goal of being in Spain by the end of 2016. We will actually be there in January 2017, but I think that in the grand scheme of things we can overlook a couple of weeks !

Anyway, enough of the waffling … here goes and I hope you enjoy the read 🙂 Continue reading

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Spanish Market Days





There are many things I love about our newly adopted home of Spain and the list is growing. My favourite though has to be the Spanish market days. This is probably just as well, because in Spain everyday is market day 🙂

In our area of Andalucia, I could go to a different market each and every day.  From the smallest village with a couple of stalls in a single side street, through to the principal town of Baza, where the market truly is King for the day.
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El Altiplano de Granada





So having established that our cave house is in the Altiplano de Granada, it was now time to find out a little more about this region of Granada.

When translated into English, Altiplano de Granada means Granada high plains and gives an insight into the landscape of this region. It is an area of contrasts. There is a huge and mainly deserted plain in its central part, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Sagra, Castril, Baza and Orce, with some peaks surpassing 2300 meters. Continue reading

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Our final week on holiday in Andalucia





It was an early morning start to our final week on holiday in Andalucia, as I was heading to Almeria airport to pickup my sister who was arriving at 9:30am.

There were lots of wind farms along the way …

Our final week on holiday in Andalucia

as well as an intriguing looking castle sitting alone on a hill on the edge of the Sierra Nevada. I later googled it and found out it was Calahorra Castle – its duly been added to the ‘must visit’ list. Continue reading

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Our first week on holiday in Andalucia





Our first week on holiday in Andalucia started off on the right track. We collected our hire car, plugged the route to Galera into the GPS and hit the road. All but the last 25 kilometers were on motorways, the roads were in great condition and literally empty of traffic, making the drive a painless experience.
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