Spanish Lifestyles

General interest articles for the Axarquia area, from Bull Fighting to a Malaga C.F football match. All providing an insight as to what the Axarquia has to offer.

The Grapevine v Americana FC

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So here we go again with the start of the new season in the FA League with the league having grown in size. Instead of only four, we now have six teams participating so we don’t have to play each other three times as we did last season.

Our first match was against one of the new teams and nobody had any inside knowledge of what they were like. We knew they were from the Viñuela area but noone knew of a bar called Americana so we were at a loss. Why do we assume they have to be

Hello to Andalucia Part 10

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The Day dawned bright and brilliant, the sky the deepest shade of blue, like any typical summer’s day in Spain. Except this wasn’t summer – it was Christmas morning. The previous night a wonderful and magical Christmas Eve was highlighted by a visit to the local church. Here Spanish guitars mingled with the choir to produce a mystical hour of celebration unlike any I’d experienced before. There was something hauntingly beautiful about that unusual Spanish way of singing

Hello to Andalucia Part 9

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The appointed day came and after we’d picked him up from the airport and brought him back to our house, he showered and then unpacked. He’d arrived, the boyfriend! Now I should have known, beng a man-of-the-world, that things would not run a smooth and unruffled course. Initially, it wasn’t so bad. This lad - well, young man really, was just too good to be true! As the days unwinded, he began to show his personality. He was polite, well-spoken, he didn’t drink or smoke

More reasons to come to Competa

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The beautiful town of Cómpeta sits surrounded by Natural Park in the Sierra Almijara just 50 kilometres from Malaga. The hills, mountains and lovely scenery have long been an attraction to walkers, tourists and artists from many different countries.
The winding streets are perfect for wandering through and exploring the delights of this fine example of an Andalucian whitewashed town.

At the centre of the town is the Plaza Almijara overlooked by the tower of the 16th century Church La

Britains favourite food

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I remember my first curry well; a group of colleagues at my first workplace invited me along to their monthly visit to an Indian restaurant. I accepted, but did not think much to it as my mum made me curries at home – half a tub of curry powder, chicken and some sultanas, easy. The night of the curry was a revelation to me; I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and was hooked. I could not wait to go back to work my way through the menu. I was not so keen to try the Phaal, the hottest dish on the

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