The Game of Caliche

The game of caliche is particular to the Murcia / Levante region of Spain, based on a nationally-played game called herrón. If you, as we did, look up caliche in the English-Spanish dictionary (after seeing it in the itinerary for the local fiesta), you might be...

The Spa

My personal experiences of the luxury of a spa visit have been few and far between and to be honest, a little scary. I had a weekend break at Ragdale Hall, where the food was sparse, the treatments were regimental and the alcohol was non-existent (except for the...

Our visit to Alcala Del Jucar – David Billington

Alcala Del Jucar is an interesting town that I have visited. It was the middle of February, I had been to visit another village and was passing Alcala mid afternoon whilst on my way back home. The village is basically built into the side of a mountain, on the approach...

Calasparra – David Billington

Calasparra.  Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza. Calasparra is a town in the mountainous northwest region of Murcia, Spain. The town dates back to the 14th century and covers an area of 193 square kilometres. It is crossed by the rivers: Segura, Quipar, Argos...

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