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 Menu del Dia

Being a food connoisseur, or “being greedy” as my wife would say, food is very important to me. 

Over breakfast I need to know what, and if we are pushing the boat out, where we will be eating that day.There is a lot of conventional wisdom associated with food. Here are two for example;  food in Britain is rubbish and the best food in the world is in France.


Nako and back


We went with Cash and returned with Thanks!

Only those who have actually made a journey to a village in the Himalayas can really appreciate the statement “We’ve been to ‘Nako’ and back”!! But having survived the heat and chaos of Delhi, non-arrival of luggage, taxi drivers believing they were on F1 circuits, local bone-shaker buses, hotels en-route that should have been rated with negative stars and horrendous mountain roads with hairpin bends and sheer drops of

Olive Oil


Spanish olive oil, its cultivation and its processing, which started during the Phoenician era, are closely tied to the history of Spain.

It is thought that the Phoenicians spread olive tree cultivation through the Greek Islands and then brought them to the Spanish coasts more than 3,000 years ago.






Competas first charity shop

"Chico" The shops Mascott!

It’s here! Competa’s First Charity Shop!

The concept of the charity shop is a familiar one in the UK, but here in Spain we’ve a long way to go before the charity shop becomes a regular feature of the high street. But that’s all changing up here in the mountains - Competa’s first charity shop has arrived!

The shop is located at Avenida de la Constitucion 59, opposite the school, next to the gymnasium. We’re hoping that this new

Competa Fiesta


 The Cómpeta fair is just one of the estimated 3,000 fiestas held annually in Andalucia.

The fair celebrates the patron saint of Cómpeta, Saint Sebastian, with live performances of singing and dancing every evening. The atmosphere in the village is electric from the firework display marking the opening of the festivities to the close of play four days later with the pilgrimage from the Plaza Almijara to the festival “HQ” in the new polideportivo (sports centre).






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