‘Spis lige brød til’ is Danish and translates to ‘Have some bread with that’. It is a phrase usually used to say take a breath to someone who has worked hard for something difficult.

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Si Dios tuviese que buscar un nuevo lugar para vivir, seguro que elegiría Andalucía. [If God had to find a new place to live, He would surely choose Andalucía]

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Last week The Spanish Fly and his wife treated themselves to a couple of days on the coast near Malaga City. They were going to the February get-together of the Costa Press Club,and thought they'd make a mini-break out of it.

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Fans of live music are in for a treat starting tonight and finishing next weekend. There are live gigs in the Heaven Irish Tavern in Ronda and at Allioli Bar Y Mas in Jimera de Líbar.

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The Tropicana is a restaurant in Ronda. We used to go when it was a tiny place on a corner on Avenida de Malaga. Then, around 2019, they purchased premises in the centre of Ronda, and refurbished the local. This fine restaurant has established a strong reputation. In fact, it's number 2 on TripAdvisor.

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In April 2021 nine foreign residents of the Serrania de Ronda featured in a documentary on local station Charry TV. They are all still here 3 years later. But what are they up to now?

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n April 2021 Charry TV in Ronda premiered a documentary about foreigners who have come to reside in the City of the Tajo. Carolyn, Charlotte, Delphine, Heather, Julie, Karethe, Paul B, Paul W, and Wayne. Journalist María José García wrote this article at the time.

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The Moors from North Africa invaded Spain in 711 and were finally expelled in 1492. Setenil de las Bodegas, however, was quite problematic for the reconquering Christians. 7 - 0 was was the score over several centuries in the battle between Moors and Christians in this hilltop village. Indeed, the name Setenil is derived from this scoreline: siete – nulo.

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As we all know, exits from motorways and main roads correspond to the distance in kilometres from the start of that road. At Kilometro 26, there are a number of surprises, including hotels and casas rurales, bodegas, estate agents, the Spanish Foreign Legion barracks and the pedania Fuente de la Higuera and its 50-odd dwellings.

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Pablo de Ronda is an "accidental Spaniard." He has lived and worked in the Serranía de Ronda for more than 15 years. Yet, it was all an accident really. Starting when he was interviewed for a place at university; continuing through his year abroad; and finally after he retired from work and emigrated to Andalucía.

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El Toro de Osborne, the image of a black fighting bull that dominated the skyline all over Spain since the 50s, all of a sudden seemed to disappear, only to make a comeback in recent years. Paul Whitelock traces the history of the emblematic publicity hoarding which was such a comforting feature of the Spanish horizon.

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The Costa Press Club, Club de Prensa de la Costa del Sol, was founded in the year 2000 to bring together media folk working on the Costa del Sol. International in nature, the majority of members are British, although there have been Danish, French, German, a New Zealander and Spanish members too. Pablo de Ronda has been a member for some 15 years

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