My name is Marianne, I am a ‘recovering’ lawyer, occasional EFL teacher, amateur photographer, traveller, foodie, English woman, petrol-head and shameless arctophile (yeah, go ahead – look it up!).
For the past eight years I have been living in Andalucía, Spain. More specifically, I live in the countryside (el campo), in a beautiful area east of Málaga, known as La Axarquía.
Published a couple of times a week, this website will be crammed with information that can help you save time and energy if you are thinking of visiting or moving to this part of the world, so you can focus on the important things in your life. Whatever they may be.
Whether you are visiting the area to the east of Málaga, for a holiday, to buy or rent a holiday home or, as in my case, live here permanently, there is something here for you!
Not only will you learn about the many beautiful villages and towns, you will also discover what it is really like to live here on a day-to-day basis.
I love to travel not only locally, but throughout Spain, so I will also include information, from time to time, about places I have visited. Usually these places can either be driven to within a few hours of my home east of Málaga, or I will have flown there from Málaga (AGP) airport.
By no means is this website meant to be a definitive guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the Axarquía– nor is it a “What´s On” guide. Instead of just hitting you with facts and figures, I’m trying to really give you a feel for the area, and what it is really like to live East of Málaga.
Everywhere I have visited, photographed and described around the Axarquía is my own personal opinion. You may not agree, but hey, that’s life!
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