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A day in Morocco

Drove down to Souk al Arba yesterday for a lightning trip to collect furniture for ‘Los Balcones’ and for the ‘Jardin del Califa’.  Had a delicious lunch with the family of Khadija our head chef at the Califa. Left Vejer at 0700 and back at midnight… a few bleary photos of the journey with Cristina […]

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Feria de Abril en Vejer

     Last weekend saw the start of Andalucia’s feria season start with Vejer’s famous spring fair. Traditionally a farmer’s fair Vejer still preserves it’s traditional flavour with horseback competitions, a cattle breeders show, open air cooking, ‘sevillano dancing’ and bright colours.     Pasó hace unos días la primera feria de la temporada en Andalucía. Todavía […]

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Running of the Bulls in Vejer

    Well I’m still here… another year without getting caught by the bulls… We all had a great day out and Café Central (last photo) was busy with our improvised bar on the street…    Estoy todavía… otro año sin que me ha cogido el toro… Ayer tuvimos otro día estupendo en el pueblo y Café Central (última […]

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Canoeing with Ospreys near Vejer

   I enjoyed a great day out with one of our family groups (Discover Andalucia) a couple of days ago. Started off a bit stormy in the Embalse de Barbate (near Alcalá de los Gazules) just a 30 min. drive from Vejer. The recently re-introduced (from Scandinavia) Ospreys  have started breeding here for the first time […]

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Los Balcones del Califa ya falta poco

   We’re just a few weeks away from finishing off our eagerly awaited new Café – Bar ‘Los Balcones’. The service area and new toilets for the Califa restaurant are now finished and next week we’ll be installing the bar and finishing the façade…    Estamos a pocas semanas de terminar nuestro nuevo Cafeteria Bar […]

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Discover hosts WASA Credit activity week

      Discover Andalucia hosted Swedish finance company WASA Credit’s annual company event in Granada last week. 47 WASA employees joined in the fun for 5 days of activities including skiing, canyoning in the Rio Verde, mountain biking as well as a bit of culture with flamenco in the Sacromonte caves and a visit to […]

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Café Central ha abierto hoy

    Café Central re-opened this afternoon to blazing sunshine and a full terrace… Opening times for the spring are Monday to Thursday 11.00am to 8.00pm and Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11.00am to 11.00pm. Tuesdays closed. As a change from last year the kitchen will be open all day for great food.   Café Central, Vejer – Carta 1 Café Central, Vejer […]

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Family adventures selling out!

      The first of the season’s Family Adventure weeks with the UK’s  Adventure Company are sold out. Based in the fishing village of Zahara de los Atunes this popular trip has been running now for over 6 years. There are still a few places left in June & July but August is also almost completely […]

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No Frontiers broadcast 13 February…

  I had lots of fun filming with Lucy Kennedy from Ireland’s RTE1… have a look at the video for some fun & sun on the Costa de la Luz where Lucy gets into Whale Watching, Kitesurfing, dinner at the Jardin del Califa and a bike ride with Discover Andalucia… http://www.rte.ie/travel/nofrontiers/av_20070213.html?2219226,null,228 Lo pasé realmente bien filmando […]

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‘How far that little candle throws his beams…’

“How far that little candle throws his beams, So shines a good deed in a naughty world” – Famous for our candle power at the Califa I decided to calculate how many we get through annually – a surprising 13,700 more or less plus 300 litres of lamp oil. Of course during Shakespeare’s time even the most humble of inns […]

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Abierto otra vez – Open again

After closing down for 3 weeks while we did essential renovations we opened again at the end of January. Regli & Ramón held the fort while me and the family took a long holiday to the Cape Peninsula. The ‘Balcones’ bar is scheduled to open in the last week of March although we’re a bit behind schedule […]

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StarChefs recommendation

  This summer we had the very charming Heather Sperling to stay here at the Califa. As one of the food critics and writers for StarChefs™ (an award-winning US based online magazine, serving the foodservice industry and food aficionados since 1995 – 20 million hits/ 1o0 million pageviews/ 500,000 unique visitors/month and has won Best of the Web […]

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New Year’s eve…. New Year’s day…

A few pictures say it all – before…. during and after…. Unas cuantas fotos lo dice todo – antes… durante y después…                  

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