The Top 10 Reasons To Love and Hate Andalucía

the top 10 reasons to love and hate andalucia

Andalucía, a favourite site of invasion by The Moors and international holidaymakers for hundreds of years;  There must be good reason. With many things that make this charmed part of Spain wonderful, there are also a few we love to hate.

We’re loving

1. The sun. Wearing sandals in November makes us smile.

The sun. Wearing sandals in November makes us smile.
Feeling the sun on our little toes is such a good feeling on the beaches of Cadiz and Malaga.

2. Jamon- Huelva in Andalucía is home to the famous Jamon de Bellota. OK, not so suitable for the plant based crowd, but still a fantastic delicacy.

Jamon- Huelva in Andalucía is home to the famous Jamon de Bellota. OK, not so suitable for the plant based crowd, but still a fantastic delicacy.
Love it or hate it, Jamon Serrano is a classic delicacy in Spain.

3. White Sangria- An amazing take on the classic sangria, often made with apples. Try it, you will love it.

White Sangria- An amazing take on the classic sangria, often made with apples. Try it, you will love it.
White Sangria-Try it and you will never go back to the red stuff!

4. White villages like Arcos de La Frontera. Charming and rustic, definitely worth a trip.

White villages like Arcos de La Frontera. Charming and rustic, definitely worth a trip.
White villages are picture postcard fabulous, make sure you make a trip!

5. Flamenco: Stomping and clapping are two of our favourite things. The outfits are not bad either.

Flamenco: Stomping and clapping are two of our favourite things. The outfits are not bad either.
Do not try this at home: Flamenco dancing is not for the faint hearted.

We’re over

1. The heat in August (Seriously, it can get too hot. Think summer in Seville.)

The heat in August (Seriously, it can get too hot. Think summer in Seville.)
Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. In Andalucia, it gets rather hot!

2. Tapas- Sorry, it’s not that we don’t love the food it’s just that we don’t like to share.

Tapas- Sorry, it’s not that we don’t love the food it’s just that we don’t like to share.
These tapas are way too good to share. Andalucia offers amazing cuisine. Just order your own.

3. The culture of being late – although, the Spanish are so charming we have to forgive them

The culture of being late – although, the Spanish are so charming we have to forgive them
Tomorrow never comes, but in Andalucia it’s a way of life

4. Sunday closing- Come on who doesn’t want to do a bit of shopping on Sundays?

Sunday closing- Come on who doesn’t want to do a bit of shopping on Sundays?
Stores tend to close in Andalucia on Sundays as time is spent with families

5. Siestas- The only reason we don’t like siestas is because we don’t get a chance to have them. Nothing beats a good nap in the day.

Siestas- The only reason we don’t like siestas is because we don’t get a chance to have them. Nothing beats a good nap in the day.
Go on admit it, did you have a nap today?.

What are the things you love to hate about Andalucía? We think you will agree, it’s not a bad place to be, with 300 days of sunshine per year, steeped in history, culture and good times. See you here next summer?

The Swish team x

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