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Living on the edge: Ronda’s 5* Parador

Ronda, said Hemingway, is the place to go ‘if you are planning to go to Spain for a honeymoon or for being with a girlfriend. The whole city and its surroundings are a romantic set’. And, honeymoon or no, this…

Soldados de Salamina / Soldiers of Salamina

11 Spanish films you need to see

Soldados de Salamina/Soldiers of Salamis ( 2003 ) Film based on the book of the same name by Javier Cervas, a writer who has been known to whip up controversy over his own-brand mixture of reality and fiction.  A university professor searches…

Alcazaba de malaga más naranjos

Inside Malaga’s eccentric Alcazaba

Andalucia has a long, colourful history full of battles, conquests and re-conquests, and the port city of Malaga is no exception.  Remnants of the city’s moorish past are everywhere, from place names to Mudejar-syle architecture to the serene 8th century…

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Madrid’s temple of vermouth: Bodegas Casas

‘Laterio’ is a big thing in Spain.  We’re talking bars, yes, but bars that specialize in preserves – usually seafood including treats like cockles, scallops, mussels and clams.  And, yes, we understand that going to a bar to eat canned goods…

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Spanish oven-baked hake: easy recipe by Spanish dad

Missing mama’s home cooking?  Try this simple, healthy recipe from Gusto’s resident Spanish dad for an oven-baked hake dish – ideal served with a glass of Albarino (and so easy you could even make it after a glass or two)….