Category Archives: Spain 2016

Going home

Not the best view from our final hotel, the one with the giant bed, but better than our first one. Actually the hotel (booked on the spur of the moment when we realised we’d be arriving by bus) was very … Continue reading

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Still barbaric after all these years

What a god awful bus trip we had from Ronda to Malaga. It was three hours of stuffiness and irritating fellow passengers as we wound our way through some of the tackiest tourist resorts one could imagine. Okay the first … Continue reading

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Saving the best for last

Some time in the early hours of the morning, Mirinda was awoken by what she describes as ‘an explosion across the entire valley’ that consisted of a bunch of roosters and hordes of dogs. She went and stood on the … Continue reading

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The real shebang

This seems to be the thing these days. The extreme right is taking over what used to be the free world while we’re on holidays. A while ago we were happily floating down the Thames and we heard the Brexit … Continue reading

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High on a hill…without the goatherd

This morning we left Seville. We hopped in a taxi (it was just outside our hotel in the very narrow street…which was fortunate because we had no idea where the taxi rank was) and he took us to the bus … Continue reading

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Spanish Christine

Oh! My! God! The Seville cathedral is massive. It is, according to the Guinness book of records, the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world. It’s also the third largest cathedral in the world (behind the Vatican and St Paul’s in … Continue reading

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Showers, crowds and too much religion

I haven’t written about showers for a while (I’m ignoring yesterday’s rain) so I feel it’s time to remedy that. I used to be quite famous for my Bathroom Diatribes, I’ll have you know! The hotel we stayed in in … Continue reading

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No rain on Spanish Gaz

We could be excused for thinking that the weather in Andalucia is always perfect. That it only rains at night and the only people with umbrellas are English tourists. Well, this morning certainly taught us the folly of thinking such … Continue reading

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No milk in Spain

After a fruitless search for real, fresh milk last night, we searched Google and discovered that Spain prefers (by almost 100% of the population) UHT. You can’t find real milk anywhere. How bizarre is that? I understand using UHT in … Continue reading

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Group day in the Jewish Quarter

The Jews were expelled from southern Spain when the Christians decided the whole detente cordiale that had existed between the Jews and Moslems for a few centuries wasn’t a good idea. Of course the Jews didn’t have to leave but … Continue reading

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