We are currently house-sitting a little apartment and a cat in Aguadulce, in southern Spain. It’s a nice long house-sit (two months) so there's plenty of time to settle in and really get to know the area. Aguadulce is primarily a tourist town that relies on its long and wide beaches and calm clear Mediterranean water to attract vast summer crowds from northern Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia.
We are currently house-sitting in Cazorla, in southern Spain. This house is a small hotel called Cortijo los Abedules, which incorporates three self-contained units of various sizes. It's the end of the season now, and the owners have shut the business down while they've gone away for their own holiday, so we are looking after their house and their dogs.
I've been moving across northern Portugal and north-west Spain by bus and train over the last few days, and I've seen such vast numbers of Australian gum trees that it is almost frightening. Their density is far greater that it was in the south of the Iberian peninsular.