Photo Essay| A white village in Andalusia
Food, flamenco, bull fighters, and laid back lifestyle— these are the things that come to mind when someone talks of Andalusia. The southern region of Spain, it is the most beautiful part of the country. Adding to its beauty, are the lesser known tiny white hilltop villages and towns of the region— pueblos blancos.
Pueblos blancos, (translated to 'white villages') are characteristic for their houses with white washed walls, dark brownish-red tiled roofs, and black window grills. The area's bright flowers and cars on the cobblestoned streets are the only pop of colour against all the white.
Usually, the only way to reach these towns is to drive there.
Vejer de la Frontera, which is less than two hours away from Seville, was a weekend trip. It was ruled by the Moors for almost five centuries, and their influence is very visible in the town’s architecture and cuisine (tagines and mezze platters are the most popular).
On a clear day, if you #LookoutFrom a window facing south, you can see till Africa with your naked eye!
Vejer's a perfect weekend getaway, with all its quaintness, its local bars, pretty roof terraces and patios, and pretty artsy stores.
Scenes from Vejer.
Text and pictures by Anusha