Breakfast with Figs synopsis
This book is an extremely funny travelogue that will make you laugh loud and long, while it imparts a wealth of essential information to would-be settlers in Spain. It explores the Costa del Sol’s best-kept secret - the region called Axarquia. Lying just north of Malaga, this area covers only 40 square miles. It was developed by the Moors into a little paradise on earth, the same Islamic people who created the Alhambra palace and wonderful gardens of the nearby province of Granada. In Axarquia you will find deserted sandy beaches, an ever-blue sky, and a clear sea brimming with sardines and octopuses. This is a playground for those who love sailing, sunbathing, water skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Axarquia is the perfect place to swim with dolphins and observe exotic marine life in the clear deep blue sea.
The mountains are laden with exotic fruits - avocadoes, pomegranates, mangoes, papayas, peaches, and almonds. The sweet wine and raisins of Axarquia are very famous, while this region is legendary for horse riding and country walks. Little Pueblo villages are dotted all over the mountains like little gems, while the mouth-watering local cuisine is food to die for.
Breakfast with Figs is the creation of Shaukat Khan, an artist and writer from Canterbury who has devoted six years to this fascinating, funny, and touching diary and travelogue. To make it really special, this book is lavishly and lovingly illustrated with Khan’s stunning paintings. Light hearted sketches anecdotes describe the culture, traditions and village lifestyle of the Spanish inhabitants who, after a day’s hard work, relax in the tranquil evenings at their local cafés, with glass of tinto, while they watch flamenco dancing with friends and family.
Breakfast with Figs also has fascinating little gem of stories, which show readers the advantages and disadvantages of living in a sunny paradise and warn them of the pitfalls they ought to look out for when buying a house in Spain. It is invaluable to have good inside guidance when you are in search of happiness overseas – fulfilment that this book can really help you achieve.
TITLE Breakfast with Figs.
Author Shaukat Khan
PUBLICATION Khanart Studio Press
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