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Oct 18, 2009 - Bullfight

Bullfight I’m sure not everyone will appreciate this entry; but I was determined to go to a bull fight while in spain. I had attended one in Mexico a couple of years ago, and would desperately love to understand this ritual that is so deeply ingrained in Spanish (especially Andalusian) culture. I was somewhat suprised that Barbie chose to go with me; I have read a couple of books that discuss the art, but she has not. I was afraid that she would see it only as brutal and unnecessary. To our suprise, she was intrigued by it, and didn’t find...

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Oct 11, 2009 - La Cala De Mijas

Our Spanish Home When we got close to our destination, Le Cala de Mijas, we phoned Jan, the owner of the apartment we rented, and arranged a spot to meet. We then followed them to the apartment. It was perfect; just what we were looking for. Jan even had a bottle of wine waiting for us! The only drawback was we had to go next door to the gas station cafe to use the internet. At this point, we were really road weary, and just wanted to sit and relax. Phil generously offered his garage to park the bike, but we thought we might need it to do...

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Feb 28, 2009 - Istan and Mijas

This week (while fighting off a cold) we went to two local mountain towns in the Sierra Blanca Mountain Range, Just north of the coast. Our first stop was the little town of Istan. Historical, it was a Moorish settlement and as with its near neighbour Ojen, survived where others didn't largely because it was away from the coast. After the Reconquest, Moors were not allowed to live near the coast so as to be unable to communicate easily with their kinsmen in nearby North Africa. As it is spring time here in Spain, you could smell flowers...

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Jul 25, 2007 - Mijas

Another gorgeous little town, again inundated with tourists, which is a real shame. As ever though, if you walk a little further (and I do mean only a little) there's not a tourist in sight. Mijas' best kept secret (and you have to promise to not tell Lonely Planet!) is the Wine Museum. As expected, the museum is nothing to write home about, but at the back is a peaceful little patio where you can get fine food for reasonable prices and wine to match. There were only two couples there, together, and they shared the degustation of food and...

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