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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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Feb 19, 2017 - Rain day in Spain

Today is the second day of rain this week. We don't feel too bad as Casa Grande AZ has rain today too and it's Canada Day celebrations down there. We did the 2 hr bus tour to Granada and spent 4 hr exploring and learning the history of Alhambra. This fortress was built in 889 and over 1000 of years has been renovated and added to by sultans and kings of many cultures. Some of the time it sat empty and everything of value was stolen. It is still being renovated to this day. It must have overly luxurious in its prime. Dale searched out the...

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Feb 12, 2017 - Museums and other things

Good morning or evening which ever side of the world you are on. Today is a good day to do the blog as we have large rain front coming in for a few days. We saved the Automobile and Fashion Museum for just that kind of day and Friday was the day. We took a cab because walking out of the question. This museum is housed a stunning building that was once an old Tobacco factory. It now houses a private collection of more than 80 vintage and modern cars, alongside fashions and travel memorabilia from the 20s to 50s to keep non-car fans happy. So...

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Feb 4, 2017 - New month, new point of view

Well, it's a new month and a new contributor to the blog. Maybe a different point of view too. We try everyday to do at least 10,000 steps and my back usually limits us to that number. We are situated in the heart of the action and close to so many points of interest. Each day we search out familiar and unfamiliar cuisine from McDonald to bodega's. quaint cafes and tapa bars. One meal we eat out and the others we have at home just or skip a meal and nibble. Within a few blocks of us we have old world Baroque church. We toured the Malaga...

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Jan 31, 2017 - Still here, just everyday stuff

Well, I'm back again, finally found a way to get at the pictures I couldn't find before of the Marrakesh market so I've included some of those. Not much happening of special interest, we're both able to sleep in each morning so really don't get out and about till close to noon. Everything we need or want to see is within walking distance (3-4 miles) so we do that each day. Normal lunch time here is from 1400-1600 and when you have breakfast about 1030 that seems about right. A lot of the businesses then close till after 1800 and evening...

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Jan 25, 2017 - Back in Spain and warm again.

We're back! finally warm again but as had many in the party I've now fallen to the cold that was being passed around. Since we last has some kind of WiFi service we'd been toured around to the major cities in Morocco and while I've complained about the drivers it's time to pass along some impressions of the country and cities. First there's a noticeable difference in the people between Spain and Morocco, the Spaniards seeming are quite elitists, warm with each other but generally just ignore foreigners. They will do anything to avoid eye...

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Jan 12, 2017 - Exploring the fort.

The weather's been descent, warm during the day's but nice and cool for sleeping at night. We've explored a lot of the old market places within walking distance and yesterday decided to go up the hill to one of the original forts, from the 1400's, long way up! good thing there was a small coffee shop on the way up. Today a friend of a friend is picking us up for a tour around the country outside of the city should be more pictures from that. I've also booked bus tickets from here to Algecrias and then a ferry ride to Ceuta which is a small...

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Jan 8, 2017 - The boss takes a sick day

For those of you who did happen to check in yesterday......you found some pictures but no story, well I'm here to correct that. I had started a narrative but about three para's in, it all disappeared so I just closed it. I had started by saying that Karen came up sick yesterday morning, seemingly with a cold as I didn't find any empty wine bottles! It was a bit of a challenge getting medicine as my street Spanish hadn't included any of those words, but we did find something and it must have worked as she's much better today. The weather's...

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Jan 5, 2017 - On the loose in Malaga

Well, we made it in pretty much on time last night. Got the keys for the condo and brief instructions then off to bed, felt pretty good after 27 hours with no sleep! I was up early (as usual) but Karen made it till almost 1100. By noon we were off to the main street in old town to wander the markets, settled on a place for "Tapa's" (lunch) and wandered till our feet hurt. Now back at the condo and catching up on correspondence before heading out for "Cena" (supper) The condo is small but well kept and very handy to everything we wanted to...

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