Archive | April, 2009

Feria de Vejer 2009

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Lunch on the beach

It’s traditional for local businesses to organise a lunch for staff at the Feria but as it was a truly great beach day (25ºc., just a few ripples on the sea, the beach flags gently waving in the breeze…) we headed to the coast. I took the head managers to Casa Francisco in El Palmar, […]

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Apertura Feria de Vejer

Opening times Vejer feria week. Vejer’s feria starts on the evening of Wednesday 22nd. and closes on Sunday the 26th. The Jardin del Califa restaurant will be open every day for both lunch and dinner including next weekend. Book ahead as we’ll be busy! La feria de Vejer comienza el miércoles 22 abril y cierra […]

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Record Semana Santa!

Easter week saw the Califa once again breaking all past records despite the current econimic climate. On Thursday we broke our previous highest numbers for the Jardín del Califa and the hotel and then again on Friday we surpassed them again. Los Balcones (our rooftop teteria) also broke it’s records. Tendencies? Fewer UK clients, more […]

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Pagan or Religous? It’s your choice in Vejer…

This weekend saw Vejer’s traditional Semana Santa processions and it’s famous  bull running festival stumbling over each other. The full moon shone down on the Easter processions and waned  only a touch for the traditional pre-Toro all night party. Here are a few pics of a magical few days… Este fin de semana vimos la […]

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Blanca Orozco at Los Balcones del Califa

“Making a living from painting as a woman in Algeciras is very tough. They ought to raise a monument to us!” laughs Blanca Orozco Sambucety. It’s all the tougher if, like her, you refuse to rehash the saleable so you can press on with your “search for authenticity”. When we caught up with her in Los […]

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