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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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Nov 19, 2016 - Leaving Malaga

In several hours we will leave Malaga on the Royal Carribean cruise ship, Rhapsody of the Seas. It is a repositioning cruise by way of the Canary Islands and Nassau to Miami, Florida. As wifi is usually exorbitantly priced on ships, this might be the last you hear from us for two weeks. Brian will be celebrating his 68th birthday on the 23rd, and we might be in Tenerife on that day. Sharon and Babu left yesterday, with the rental car to the airport in Malaga, to catch a flight to Barcelona, and on to Athens where they will spend some time...

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Nov 17, 2016 - Another continent, Africa!

We were picked up at the corner of our street by a large tour bus at 7:45 a.m. and headed off in the dark toward the south western tip of the country. Past Gibraltar once again, past Algeciras, Terife on the Spanish coast, is the most southerly point of the European continent. The countryside here has dozens of metal windmills turning the breezes into electricity. Two 'pillars of Hercules' have been pointed out to us: one mountainous outcrop of land on the Moroccan side, and Gibraltar on the Spanish/British side. Terife is where the ferry...

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Nov 17, 2016 - Mountains and beaches

The mountain communities of Ojen, Moda,and Coin drew our attention today. It was only 30 km up through the winding mountain passes to the third town. Lots of olive trees, laden with several different colours of what we think might be different varieties of olives. Lots of mountainous rock, and lovely vistas. Not much to see or do in these three towns except drive through, and imagine what it would be like to live here permanently, and what you would do with yourself. We drove up a hair raising narrow road into what was labelled as a nature...

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Nov 15, 2016 - Ronda

Leaving in our rental car from Puerto Banus, we headed down the coast for 5 minutes before finding the turn off to the mountain town of Ronda, only 50 km, but over one hour of focussed driving up winding hair pin turns to over 4,ooo feet above sea level. We were delightfully surprised at the quaint, bustling, mountain town with ancient buildings and arched bridges. We walked for several hours around the parks, streets, and squares. We skirted several bus tour groups, and snapped pictures of gorges, farm land, and architecture. This town...

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Nov 15, 2016 - Bits and pieces

Just a few updates. It seems to me that when I look back over our journey that it's pretty glamorous. However, we are doing it very inexpensively, overall. We are eating in the condo, making our own meals, and buying groceries probably cheaper than at home. We are renting a car for 60 euros per week, dividing the cost in half for each couple. And this condo which rents out for 950 euros per week, we managed to get for 250 euros for the week, via the travel club that I belong to. Babu seems to be in great physical shape, as he goes for...

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