Posted by & filed under Travel, July 3 2009.

Last week Lesley and I went on holiday to Andalucia in Spain. We rented attico rooms in a villa in the mountains north of Mlaga, near Lake Viuela. The location of the villa was fantastic, perched on a ridge with amazing views of the surrounding mountains (particularly 2066m La Maroma). We spent most of the time relaxing, swimming in the pool, sunbathing, and eating and drinking outside under the stars.

We only went for a couple of trips to the surrounding area during our week at the villa. We went to the nearby coastal towns of Nerja (where I stayed a couple of years ago whilst walking in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains) and Torre Del Mar where we spent a few idyllic hours on the beach and had lunch of excellent tapas-style prawns in a spanish seafood restaurant. No sign of the egg-and-chips and Union Jack boxer shorts brigade there.

We also visited the megalithic remains at Antequera, an amazing site that rivals Stonehege and Maes Howe in the Orkney Islands. The backdrop of the weirdly shaped ‘la Pea de los Enamorados’ hill makes it quite a spooky place, even in the bright Spanish sunshine.

Near our villa were two interesting sites we also visited; Torre Atalaya (a watchtower built by the Moors in the 15th century), and (a bit strangely) a buddhist shrine or ‘stupa‘.

You can see all my photos from the trip on my website here.

2 Responses to “Andalucia, Spain”

  1. mum

    It looks absolutely wonderful you both seem to have had a great time. but where did the cat and dog come from!

  2. P dANTIC

    Very nice holiday pics but I was wondering, why is the left sock always lower than the right? Is it some kind of Masonic thing? Or was it some freak outcome of marathon training that the muscle in the right leg is bigger?

    I think we should be told.


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