Category: Europe

12 Things to Enjoy in Mojácar in the Early Season

I love the south-east of Spain at any time of year, but a recent post by a fellow travel writer struck a chord with me. In it, she mentions the benefits of visiting destinations in the low season, and it reminded me of my time living in Spain’s Almería province…

Calar Alto Observatory

Spain’s Star Attraction – Calar Alto

High above the citrus groves of the Almanzora Valley, beyond the sun-baked terraces of traditional Spanish pueblo life, strange white-domed shapes loom like imposing bulbous giants atop the pine-clad Sierra de los Filabres. For the curious among us wondering what menace or mystery lies upon these mountain summits, a little further exploration reveals all.  At an altitude of 2,168 metres, nestling among rocky moss-strewn outcrops and occasional herds of springing Spanish Ibex goats, lies the...