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Do You Really Need All That Gear? A Minimalist Perspective on Fitness

There are claims that in ancient times, most people we’re actually as ripped as these fighting Greeks and Amazons – and if you look at pictures of indigenous people who still practice their traditional way of life, you’ll see that they are, too. Of course, this is a frieze, and we can’t know the exact […]

If you’re gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough – The should have, could have, would have run

By: Kristoffer I should have brought more water, could have paced myself during the first ascent and sure would have suffered way less as a result. Still, this run/stumble up and around El Hacho mountain was an experience to treasure! Since I first came to Gaucín, attempting to run from the village up to the […]

Breathing Life Into the Mountainside – An Invitation to the Garden of Eden

“If you are interested in forest gardening, permaculture and organic food production, you may want to come and see the finca near Estacion Gaucín that we have been working on for 19 years.”, Stefan Lipka humbly suggests in a text message that we received a couple of weeks ago. We were, of course, greatly intrigued […]

Two Decades of Roaming the Andalusian Countryside – an Interview with Patrick Elvin

In order to figure out the degree of insanity inherent in leaving urban life for the Spanish countryside, we decided to interview some people having done just that. First out is Patrick Elvin, who is something of a local celebrity due to his roamings in the valleys and mountains of Gaucín and beyond. Patrick is […]