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Made in Málaga: 7 food & drink products you may not associate with the province

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Many foodies would associate this image with traditional Spanish food, but below you will find 7 curious delicacies that hail from the province Málaga.

For many, the “taste of Málaga” would be something akin to espeto (barbecued sardines), extra virgin olive oil, almonds, or a sweet dessert wine, for these are the region’s most famed exports. However, there are many less conventional flavours and curious gastronomical concoctions you may not be aware of – 7 of which we have hand-picked for you below…

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White Night 2018 in Málaga: celebrating women’s contribution to art and culture

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Enjoying Málaga’s plentiful places of interest after dark is the name of the game at Noche en Blanco, or White Night, which is held this Saturday.

“Female muses and creators” is the tagline for this year’s Noche en Blanco – or White Night – which takes place this Saturday night between 8pm and 2am

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Festival of Patios in Córdoba: Andalucía in full bloom

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Hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on Córdoba for the Festival of Patios every year in the month of May.

Located just a 90-minute drive north of Málaga and on the banks of the Guadalquivir River lies the awe-inspiring city of Córdoba: widely-regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. At no time is this more apparent than during the first two weeks of May when the Festival of Patios is celebrated…

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Spain is home to 37% of British EU expats, data shows

While there is no typical British expat in Spain, retirees and families make up a large portion.

While there is no typical British expat in Spain, retirees and families make up a large portion.

Choosing to up sticks and move to another country is rarely an undertaking made lightly, but the European Union’s (EU) relaxed regulations for citizens of its member states have meant that in recent decades it has become far less daunting to move to another country within the EU…

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Fuengirola International Fair returns to the Costa del Sol

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International gastronomy, prepared in authentic fashion: one of the many reasons to visit Fuengirola International Fair 2018.

Today marks the start of the hotly-anticipated International Fair in Fuengirola, an annual celebration of different cultures from all over the world: from Portugal to Peru, Brazil to Bulgaria and many other nations besides…

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Megayacht marina for Málaga on the horizon

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Málaga city is a favourite port of call for many of the world’s most iconic of luxury superyachts.

Featuring on the itineraries of many of the world’s largest, fastest and plushest of superyachts for several years, Málaga city’s Port Authority has recently announced its intention to create a megayacht marina to serve as a connecting hub for private, multimillion dollar superyachts sailing the well-trodden route between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean…

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Window blinds and Spain: a dying custom, or entrenched deep in Spaniards’ psyche?

Blinds and shutters are a feature of most Spanish properties, and they have an interesting back-story.

Blinds and shutters are a feature of traditional Spanish properties, and they have an interesting back-story.

Spanish newspaper El País ran a rather amusing exposé over the weekend, looking into the curious Spanish custom of window blinds, and what this says about the Spanish psyche.

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in Spain away from typical hotels and resorts, you will be aware of the phenomenon: those heavy blinds that can block out even the brightest Mediterranean sunlight are a fixture on most residential buildings in Spain

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Estepona… the most desirable location in Málaga province for UK buyers in 2017

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Estepona was the most popular destination for British homebuyers in the province of Málaga in 2017.

According to a study by Kyero, a leading property web portal, called “What do the British buy in Spain?”, Estepona tops the list of Top Destinations for British buyers in the province of Málaga for 2017; pipping the likes of Mijas, Benalmádena, Marbella and Málaga – the Costa del Sol capital, let’s not forget – to first place…

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Want to find yourself? Become an expat, study says

Expats are generally happy not because they are necessarily wealthy or privileged, but because their new lives allow them to be themselves.

Expats are generally happy not because they are necessarily wealthy or privileged, but because their new lives allow them to be themselves.

There are numerous valid reasons for becoming an expat: money, career progression, health, love, or simply a change of scenery. All are strong push and pull factors that have driven millions of people the world over to up sticks and embrace a new country, climate, culture and lifestyle

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UK’s X Factor show brings summer auditions to Spain for 2018

Two locations, two dates, two chances for expats in Spain to impress the X Factor talent scouts.

Two locations, two dates, two chances for expats in Spain to impress the X Factor talent scouts.

Still one of the world’s most anticipated singing talent shows, the X Factor UK proves a big draw across Britain as thousands of hopefuls line up in shopping malls, out-of-town retail parks and theatre halls waiting for their chance to wow, confuse or downright amuse the judges with their ability, or lack thereof…

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