new years eve customs

When we bought our house here in Andalusia in 2008, we thought we had set ourselves up on our mountain in the hope of admiring all the New Years Eve fireworks from the villages around us . So at the stroke of 12 o'clock we stood outside, with cava and an oliebol (Dutch pastry)...but no fireworks to be seen. We obviously hadn't thought this through well enough! ;-) 

The following year, we celebrated La Noche Vieja at a restaurant in Nerja. Here's what we had learnt:

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Photo of a Spanish real estate in the sun  

One of the reasons you might want to buy a house in Spain is for a rental investment, for instance during the times you are not staying there yourself or during the hot summer months. It can be a nice way to recoup some of the fixed costs that come with the house.

To rent out a house or flat in Andalusia, you need to go through a number of steps and the house must also meet various requirements.

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Motorbike, the Sea and monutains  © all photos: Jan B. van der Marel

Apart from the fantastic hiking and mountain biking here in the Axarquía, motorcycling through the rugged mountain landscape is also a very popular activity for me. I try to make a trip every week and one of my favourite motorbike trips is from my home base, Canillas de Aceituno to Alhama De Granada. It's about 100 km in total and you're on the road for over 3 hours including the necessary coffee stop.

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Photo of ripe mangoes on the tree

Whereas years ago the rolling hills were covered only with olive and almond trees and vines for the Moscatel wine, the landscape in La Axarquía has changed considerably in recent years. In the hinterland of the Costa del Sol and along the Costa Tropical, mango and avocado trees have become more and more common.

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