As a part-time travel writer, Angela Clarence has journeyed far and wide for glossy magazines and broadsheets. She divides her time between southern Spain and southern England editing holistic non-fiction and writing a historical novel. In between chapters, Angela nipped over to Jerez for us to try some sherry, see the horses and watch some flamenco.
September is a great time to travel to Spain. It’s much quieter than the peak months of July and August when many Spaniards take their annual vacation. The weather in Spain is still warm enough to take advantage of the wonderful evenings but not so hot as to prevent you from sightseeing in the middle of the day. It’s much easier to secure hotel rooms with sea-views, to visit the popular monuments and enjoy long lazy lunches on outdoor terraces. And it’s when some of the best festivals take place! Living and working here in Spain as we do (Totally Spain is Spain-based travel agent and specialists in custom travel to Spain since 2000), we’re big fans of Spain’s September fiestas and here’s why:-
Roger Davies is our food & gastronomy expert in Seville and Andalusia and regularly guides Totally Spain clients around the city and region seeking out the tastiest bites and interesting artisan food producers. We asked him to write about his favourite places in Seville and where he likes to take people in Andalusia. Go for it Roger!
Did you know that Joe Strummer, former frontman of The Clash who passed away in 2002, was honoured in the Andalusian city of Granada, Spain in May 2013 with his own small square – the Placeta Joe Strummer? This followed a campaign by locals on Facebook which reached officials at City Hall some of whom turned out to be fans.
Held in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Cordoba, this is the 12th International Sephardi music festival in Spain that showcases the different traditions of Sephardic culture. This year’s programme of events includes concerts by Spanish and international artists, seminars, wine-tasting, cooking demonstrations, dance workshops, a children’s storytime and a documentary screening.