Tuesday, 21 May 2013


The last day of my language trip to Andalucia: a brief visit to Malaga before flying back to Tromsø.

View over the harbour of Malaga

View over Malaga from Castillo Gibralfaro

Plaza de Torres - Bullfighting stadium

A colourful little park

The beautiful 11th century Moorish fortress Alcazaba

Inside Alcazaba: water, fountains, pools and gardens are important features in Moorish castles

Inside Alcazaba

Inside Alcazaba: beautifully decorated doors and windows

Inside Alcazaba

Inside Alcazaba

Inside Alcazaba

Teatro Romano

The Cathedral

Monday, 13 May 2013

Sierra de Grazalema

A weekend trip to the beautiful mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema to escape the heat in Cadiz. It was still quite warm in the mountains too, but probably a bit less than on the coast. Lots of flowers and birds, lots of cyclists on the road, but only a few other hikers in the mountains.

Villaluenga, a beautiful and quiet village where I had rented a small apartment.

Lots of flowers everywhere

Beautiful old cork oaks

In addition to meeting lots of goats, cows and the occasional pig, I also encountered a few wild mountain goats.

An evening walk up in the mountains. During the day it was quite hot, but the temperature in the evening was perfect for hiking.

Benaocaz, another beautiful white village in the mountains; a good starting point for hiking.

Calzada Romana, a Roman road, between Benaocaz to Ubrique, with Ubrique in the distance below.

Thursday, 9 May 2013


A few photos from Cadiz. I am taking a Spanish language course here.

Castillo de Santa Catalina from Playa de la Caleta

Playa de la Caleta

Former Balneario de la Palma (La Palma spa), also featured in a James Bond film

Typical street in Cadiz

City hall on Plaza San Juan de Dios

Catedral Nueva

Looking from the old part of town towards the apartment buildings and the long beach in the new part of town

Visiting the market. This stall sells snails, herbs and cheese

Lots of fish and other marine creatures

Monday, 6 May 2013

Andalucia: Zahara, Ronda, Setenil

Zahara de la Sierra

Zahara de la Sierra

El Torcal, near Antequera

El Chorro, with el Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey



Ronda at night

Foggy early morning in Ronda


Andalucian landscape

Andalucian landscape

Roman amphitheatre in Ronda la Vieja

Setenil de las Bodegas