The area council (mancomunidad) for the Alpujarra has published a new guidebook. The 426-page publication, containing hundreds of photos, is entitled: Guía Turística de la Alpujarra Granadina – El Monte del Sol o La Alpujarra Mágica.
The Fiesta del Dragón had the young conservatives of the new venue for this yearly festival up in arms over how the site was left after the event.
A 35-year-old woman was arrested by the Guardia Civil – they’re good at that sort of thing – for allegedly stealing from the house where she was employed as a home help.
The XV edición de la Hecho en la Alpujarra (15th Made in the Alpujarra festival), which was held at the beginning of April in Órgiva, pulled in thousands of curious visitors.
Next time you are driving along the country roads of the Alpujarra, spare a thought for Antonio Mingorance Gutiérrez, whose untiring work to maintain the network over the last 47 years (on 24hour call out) is worthy of recognition.
Do you know the Némisis discotheque in Órgiva? Well, this ‘electric-wrestling parlour’ was the first one in the whole of the Alpujarra and has just celebrated its 38th anniversary.
Well, if everything goes to plan, then we should be at the printer at 8am, Monday the 28th, to begin deliveries Wednesday evening.
British pensioners, Christopher and Christine Martin, met a tragic end when the living room ceiling fell on them as they sat on a sofa at their friends’ cortijo in the Alpujarra village of Rubite.
We have all been witness to the very uncharacteristic rainfall this winter, which has been with us since the 18th of December on an off – more often ‘on’ than ‘off’. Whilst roads have subsided, houses flooded and crops ruined, up to the last week of February, there had been no fatalities in our neck of the woods. That all changed up in the tiny Alpujarreño village of Rubite on the Monday the 22nd February.
Well, thank God March is here! With the weather this bad, I wonder what to expect this month. If the rain doesn’t stop I’ll be thinking about getting myself a pair of rubber boots!