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Jun 10, 2018 - Cordoba

Mezquita in Cordoba was pretty spectacular. Some beautiful flowers and plants in pots outside many of the houses and hanging from the balconies. Managed a sneak look into a couple of patios – they have a ramble every year (a couple of weeks ago) where you can visit some of them. Gardens at the Alacazar were also impressive.

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Jun 10, 2018 - Malaga

We are currently in the south of Spain. Had three days near Malaga, at aire on the beach. Enjoyed our bike rides along the beach and paella at one of the many restaurants. Pretty cheap to eat and drink - €14 for paella for two, beer €1.50 a glass, wine €2 a glass.

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Apr 19, 2018 - Malaga strikes again!

Sigh, Malaga. It is Pablo Picasso’s birthplace and an absolutely beautiful city. Our first touch down on the European continent had to be, sigh, Malaga. I love it but it doesn’t love me. The first time Christopher and I were here, we tried to join a tour to Ceuta. Our bus from our Spanish school, a small town nearby called La Herradura, arrived over two hours late, and then we had to wait over a half hour for a taxi. The tour left without us. Poor Christopher, normally so calm and easy-going, cried as I tried to call them and figure things...

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Oct 27, 2017 - Malags

Laura and I got off the plush train at Malaga terminus. Whilst Laura planned the route to the pension using her smartphone I planned using the ice cream vending machine at the exit to the train station using a mixture of euros and sterling rummaged from my pocket. While Toledo had been beautiful, Madrid had been frantic (for our brief two hour visit, half of which was spent crashing our backpacks into produce and people in a small supermarket with aisles only wide enough for two slim cats to pass, half in train station which was bigger...

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May 2, 2017 - Malaga

We spent a very pleasant day in Malaga. We wandered the city on the outdoor pedestrian mall, and wound our way along the streets. We stopped in some fun shops where Julie bought a unique necklace and another boutique where she bought some tops. Ted joined in on the shopping with buying a pair of shoes. We ate a light lunch in an outdoor cafe and people watched, and then stopped at the beach on our walk back to the ship.

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Apr 26, 2017 - Malaga

Wednesday 26th April 2017, Malaga FInd the fort, can't miss it..... we didn't, but took an awful long time on the road really less traveled to get there. Saw some police on horse back, boy were we in the sticks! Helpful local comforted us when we had the map out and said it is only 30 minutes on. Must have a very slow watch. Great view when we got there and the remains showed a huge castle at some stage. Found the easy and quick way down so shouted ourselves coffee and carbon monoxide. The cafe was at a round about and if the cars weren't...

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Apr 25, 2017 - Granada to Malaga

Tuesday 25th April 2017 Granada to Malaga Such an easy start and trip until...... we hit Malaga. Road works the gps could not cope with, driver not following navigator directions, yes again finding one way street, this time with a car coming at us! Round and round we went. Arrived 1 1/2 hours later than anticipated and a little frustrated. Can't imagine doing this without a gps (or a very patient wife). Malaga is so different to other tourist cities we have been in. It is also a working port. There are many restaurants, huge ships, lots of...

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Apr 19, 2017 - Alhambra Palace

We arrived in Malaga early in the morning after two nights and a day at sea. Janet and I love being at sea as much as touring these great sites. We boarded a bus at 8:00am for the tow hour ride to Granada, site of the palace complex, Alhambra. The site, dating back to 900 A.D., was built and occupied by the Moors until 1492 when Ferdinand and Isabella drove them out.The Moors being from the desert valued water and diverted part of a river for miles to bring water to the palace complex. Many of the rooms feature pools or running water. The...

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Mar 19, 2017 - Two more sleeps

Yes,we're down to the short strokes, two more sleeps, with the second probably not much of a sleep as we have to be in a taxi by 0430 heading for the airport! We've done nothing of note since the last posting, no more tours, no more Churches, Cathedrals or Castles (thank God!) just our morning routine of coffee, people watch, long walk and find some place to have lunch. So to replace all the wonderful places we've been to, I'm just going to present some observations of the last three months. People: As I mentioned before seem to be paranoid...

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Mar 14, 2017 - Rain day

Well, as forecast today arrived cloudy and settled into rain by 0900, and for the rest of the day it seems. I did make it out for coffee this morning when it was just drizzling but now we've just come back from lunch and umbrella's are a necessity! To catch up on the last week......... well, we did go for another train ride, enjoyed the last one so much we did it again. Last time was from Fuengirola which is the far end of the line from the intercity line from Malaga. This time we decided on Benalmadena, almost to the end but with a...

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Mar 3, 2017 - I'm back!

It seems that the author for the past few postings is running into writers block so she's kindly allowed me back to the keyboard for the downhill slide until we leave for home. While out for lunch today I realized that we are finally being recognized and befriended by the people working in those places. We have a trapline of restaurant's which have consistently good meals so I guess it's to be expected they would come to know us. There is a small 'Fruiteria" just half a block away that I go to everyday for oranges, nothing better than...

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Feb 26, 2017 - Less than a month to go

Life continues apace here in the south of Spain. Last Saturday was a magnificent light and sound show with lots of rain and even reports of hail, unfortunately it was in the middle of the night so if the lighting didn't wake you the thunder certainly did. No damage to our place but the underground parking lot across the street certainly had a lot of water to pump out! I joined a group of international expats to met folks and participate in activities in around the city. Last weekend a carnival event was planned and costumes were suggested....

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