Going Places

Conquest of the Canaries

May 15, 2013 Guest 0

In the fourteenth century the islands of the Canaries were divided into fiefdoms and were ruled peacefully by Menceys, who in turn had their own tribal council to mete out judgements and enforce the laws […]

Going Places

Snowboarding on El Teide

May 14, 2013 Guest 0

Sitting on the beach in this glorious heat, looking up at Teide, it is hard to imagine the mountain covered in snow. Of the many words one tends to associate with Tenerife; sunshine, beaches and […]

Going Places

Las Teresitas – the people’s paradise

May 14, 2013 Guest 0

One of the first things I noticed after moving to Tenerife was just how little effort was needed by the islanders to find a reason for celebrating. Whether walking the streets after the local football […]

Going Places

Animal Magic – Parque Las Aguilas

May 14, 2013 Guest 0

Perched atop a mound of ochre coloured rocks, a small black cat peers sedately into the lion’s den. A couple of very rare white lions gaze back – lioness Saskia offering up a lazy scowl. […]

Going Places

Doñana and other treasures

May 12, 2013 Guest 0

Wild, protected nature, good food and age-old traditions are just some of the attractions of the province The Parque Nacional de Doñana is big protected natural area with more than 100,000 hectares between the provinces […]

Going Places

Huelva – A jewel to be discovered

May 11, 2013 Guest 0

The province of Huelva may not be the best known part of Andalucía among foreign visitors, but it has a lot to offer The province of Huelva lies at the west of Andalucía and stretches […]

Going Places

Almería: Domes and arches

May 10, 2013 Guest 0

The Almeria east coast resorts of Mojácar, Garrucha and Vera are very attractive to tourists Almeria is a province of disconcerting contrasts. It is home to one of the most fertile areas in Europe, the […]

Going Places

Huelva: Unspoilt nature on the Atlantic

May 10, 2013 Guest 0

The area between Lepe and the Portuguese border offers plenty to see and do Many international tourists – as opposed to Spanish ones, who tend to be more in the know about their immediate surroundings […]

Going Places

Huelva – city of pilgrims

May 9, 2013 Guest 0

Mining centres, chemical industries, famous ham and wines are the main features of Huelva, a city of pilgrims whose past configured the first western urban civilisation exposed to the Atlantic. History Its situation on the […]