How surprised was I driving towards the ‘Sierra Norte de Sevilla’, towards Las Navas de la Concepción, Contantina and Cazalla de la Sierra to find these lush refreshening lakes. Is this really the interior of Andalusia?
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In this blog we share with you a series of articles related to the truly unique Andalusian lifestyle. We write about ‘What to expect when you’re moving to Spain’, the ins and outs of life on the Andalusian country side, a selection of truly special properties with the owners personal stories and of course news updates on the property market and relevant changes in legislation.
The stunning beauty of the area, the tranquility and the proximity of the coast is what brought the owners of this country property to Casares almost 9 years ago. With 2 young children they made the dicision to radically change their lifestyle, to leave the busy city of London behind to enjoy a more relaxed Andalusian way of life.
Tonight we will celebrate again de traditional summernight party on the beach: La Noche de San Juan. Held every year on the night from the 23rd to the 24th of June. Casares is preparing the wooden statue on the beach which will be set to fire at 0.00hrs to chase away all bad spirits.
Just on the outskirts of the city of Ronda you turn into a track that will take you back to Roman and Moorish times. An ancient old road, here and there with the original Roman pavement still on it, leads to the most enchanting Rural Hotel I have seen for ages.
Living in Andalusia isn’t just about surviving your daily life. I can tell you from my own experience that it is worth it to participate in the local and provincial parties of the area you live in, as it will enrich you with new knowledge on the Andalusian culture at the same time as you’re having a nice afternoon with your neighbours and friends.
The sight from the terrace of my house in Casares is spectacular! After the “cold” winters, vultures increase their activity on the sunny days that cover the months of March, April and May, and I am lucky enough to enjoy their emergences nearly every afternoon right now!