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Apr 29, 2017 - Torremolinos

The rain continues. We were to go on a trip to Malaga another small town along the Costa del Sol, birthplace of Picasso. We decided to skip. It was pouring rain, we were cold and preferred to stay in. We were to have the afternoon at leisure and we do have that, but with rain and wind!!! What can one do at beach side when it is pouring, windy and cold?? Find a wonderful place to drink!! For us that was La Cabana. Great drinks, good food and wonderful new traveling companions!!

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Apr 28, 2017 - Granada to Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol

The day started with rain and fog. We had chosen to skip an optional tour to Albyacin and had planned to tour in the city of Granada. Near our hotel were several plazas that sounded interesting and beautiful, including of course, the cathedral. Seeing the weather we changed our minds and decided to have a morning of rest. We then drive to Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol for a 2 day stay and visits to other small towns nearby. So much for Costa del Sol. There is not only no sun there is rain and fog!!! Oh why did we bring hot weather...

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Sep 16, 2015 - On the "breakfast plan"

Our agent Nancy booked this trip in which breakfast was included every day. We've never done that before but think now it was a great idea. The food provided was always plentiful and served cafeteria style. All our hotels served the same basics described below but the Hotel in Torrmolinos took it to the next level. Breads - every imaginable type of bread (wheat, white, sour dough sliced and baguettes ciabatta, you named it, it was there), croissants and pastries of every variety, muffins and more was provided. Toasters were there if you...

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Sep 16, 2015 - A tongue in cheek guide to Spanish restaurants, menus, and customs (pun intended)

Overall our experiences with the restaurants here have been excellent. The wait staff so friendly, any restaurant we visited more than once ended in hugging, kissing and tipping. My personal thought is that all over Spain they take an interest in ensuring tourists are comfortable during their stay. Almost without exception the menus contained hamburgers, pizzas and (are you reading this Ro and Cait??) some kind of pasta with Bolognese. That's right, no matter where I traveled in Spain my comfort foods followed. I did think, however, that...

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Sep 14, 2015 - Putting on the brakes in Torremolinos

The drive from Seville to Torremolinos was only 2 1/2 hours. The freeway system here is exceptional. While on the freeway the Navigator barely said a word, it just kept moving us from one freeway to the next continuing in the proper direction. As we neared Malaga and Torremolinos the changes began coming quickly. Tom made the changes and turns very easy to handle and I was so happy to have made it into the town of Torremolinos flawlessly. Torremolinos is one of many small Beach towns on the Costa Del Sol. It is built one hotel on top of...

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Sep 13, 2015 - Getting toTorremolinos...

Yesterday we left Seville and headed Southeast towards Malaga. Tom and I noticed that we haven't seen too many U.S. Citizens in any of the Cities we were visiting. Just Valerie and Kurt from Pleasanton who were staying at our same hotel in Seville, and then when we picked up our car at HERTZ that morning I saw a young man with a 49'er hat on and engaged him in conversation. He was from SF and had already visited Barcelona and Madrid as well. I found out while planning this trip that when you want to visit Spain you need to plan your...

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Feb 1, 2014 - Torremolinos and Malaga

Yesterday, after Glenn had taken Andrea to the airport and returned their hire car we four took the train towards Fuengirola getting off at Benalmádena to take a walk through the town and along the waterfront, stopping for drinks before catching the train back to camp. That evening although not exactly warm, we sat outside and enjoyed a pleasant few hours chatting with the Aussies. Today we had intended to go to Ronda but I didn’t realise that the trains didn’t run so frequently on the weekends so we missed the connection in Malaga by two...

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Jan 30, 2014 - Goodbye beautiful Granada

In all we had 3 lovely days skiing at Sierra Nevada resort. That first day we paid €5 to store our skis boots and poles up at the mountain and returned the next morning for another perfect day’s skiing. I had read that the resort gets busy with lots of local people on weekends so we decided to rest our sore muscles and spent Saturday and Sunday relaxing and exploring some more of Granada. We also checked out the nearby Alcampo supermarket, one of the biggest we have seen in Spain. It was raining on Monday so we didn’t travel up to the...

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Apr 21, 2012 - Apparemment.......!

Bonjour! Je suis dans les airs à quelque part entre Malaga et Berlin. J’ai passé 6 jours à Torremolinos et sans l’avoir volontairement planifié, j’étais à mi-temps dans mon voyage, 42 sur 84 jours. Donc un bon moment pour relaxer avant de retourner dans un pays musulman (Turquie). Eh bien oui, j’ai rencontré un américain qui vit ici à Torremolinos depuis plus d’un an et apparemment, les Québécois, délaisseraient de plus en plus la Floride pour venir ici sur la Costa Del Sol. Je ne sais pas si il a raison ou pas car je ne fréquente aucune de...

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Oct 3, 2011 - Malaga and Salinas

Malaga is a beautiful city. The landscaping is beautifully done with a lot of imagination. The buildings have a lot of variety but somehow they blend in a very pleasant way. They go from Roman times right up to the time of Picasso (I'm talking about the older part of town). Picasso was born here though his family moved to Barcelona and then he, against his parent's will, moved to Paris. Through the generosity of some lady (I'll have to look that up) Malaga now has a museum with almost 300 of his works. Eduardo then took us to St. James...

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Oct 1, 2011 - Torremolinos

I sent you a picture yesterday showing you our hotel view. Our guide, Eduardo, is from Torremolinos so knows all the owners of the restaurants. Boy did we get great service when we mentioned him. We had a fabulous dinner and them went back to the hotel and turned in.

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May 11, 2008 - Granada to Torremolinos

Highlight of today was the visit to the Alhambra. The artistry and the fineness of the work is amazing and it is hard to imagine the time it must all have taken to complete. The delicacy of some of the stonework must have required very skilled and patient craftsmen. The women of course were pretty well confined to their quarters but at least they had some beautiful gardens to look out on. We wandered fairly quickly through the gardens because it was raining quite steadily. They must work very hard to maintain these gardens to show how...

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