• Cartajima Bus service

    Thrilled to let all my followers, both potential and actual, know that, thanks to the arrival by bus today of guests from the UK intent upon using public transportation, we are now aware of a BUS SERVICE to Cartajima. This…

  • Fame at Last, Part Two

    When a messenger came to the door of Los Castaños requesting a signature for a package, Silvia thought nothing of it and signed. It is a sad sign of our times that I instinctively kept as much distance as I…

  • Cartajima Mosto Festival Preparations

    The grapes have been harvested in the fields around Cartajima. Some people, not all, lay them out in the sun to increase the sugar content.  The wine will be made over the next few weeks and kept till the Mosto…

  • How to thresh your wheat without a combine harvester

    I am thrilled to be able to share this rare footage from the 60s which tells an agrarian tale of Cartajima at that time. The compilation was made by our town hall for the village feria in 2013 and was…

  • Festivals of Food and Wine in the Alto Genal

    The Alto Genal is the place to be in November! Four of the seven small villages scattered around the Alto Genal valley have a special festival celebrating an important aspect of local produce. But this is Andalucia so there is…

  • Artists of Los Castaños

    I am staggered by my guests’ insistance upon enjoying themselves. A recent exemplary group of four decided upon a painting competition – in just one hour they must create a masterpiece. Watching them return from their day-long hike through the…

  • Andalucian village summer celebration

    Cartajima’s feria has, in recent years, become the talk of the Alto Genal valley and beyond. A genuine simple Andalucian pueblo blanco event – superbly organised with fun events for all. Join us! The sun is out, the natives are…

  • Andalucia Spanish Interior

    The Spanish interior is often overlooked by discerning travellers who equate all of Spain with sol y playa package holidays. This is sad as Spain has so much more to offer – it has the most fascinating history and culture…

  • Cartajima advantages

    I recently returned from a short trip to my native land to visit my Elderly Aunt, who lives in Stratford upon Avon. Exciting as it is to travel even to familiar places and marvellous as it was listening to my…

  • Cartajima comes first

    Love ‘em or hate ‘em, IKEA has done a Good Thing! To celebrate their Malaga store’s five year anniversary, IKEA promised 25,000 euros to the village that received the most votes. We won!! The 25,000 euros has to be spent…