Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Murcia, Murcia, Spain

May 28, 2012 - Murcia again

Back again. This time here to see the other major citrus company based in Murcia. Back on my old friends Ryanair (LyingAir), they are the control freaks of aviation making you queue for a minimum of 3 separate times just to board their flying market-stalls. Flight was packed so for once having made Britvic pay for priority boarding was worth it - until my bag was taken from the overhead locker by the market trader, sorry, flight attendant, and asked whose it was. When I said it was mine she insisted that I put it under the seat in front...

Jump to full entry

May 3, 2012 - Murcia

Very brief trip to see some citrus production. Arrived late afternoon but had time for a couple of hours walk before I had to get back to the hotel to get freshened up before being taken out by the suppliers. Newcastle were playing tonight and I was very impressed that they had managed to agree for a bar to show the game and provide some food and drink. An unexpected win against Chelsea with two great Cisse goals made it a great night out. All day factory visit but again I had time to explore the city afterwards before heading back to...

Jump to full entry

Jul 2, 2011 - El Carríl

In a quick summary of yesterday, I attempted to give the girls painting lessons, which as you can imagine, ended up with me with paint all over. Trying to explain how to mix and blend colours to four children under nine years old in a different language... well, you get the idea. Anyway, today I went with Antonio and Aurora into Abarán, sat outside a small café in an alleyway "para tomar una cerveza"- basically jugs of cold beer are brought to the table along with a few plates of food. The highlight of this had to be when Antonio pronounced...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Vamos a reise!

Jun 30, 2011 - Queso, queso!

Today, both of the parents are at work, leaving the girls (and Raquel, their cousin, who is more or less a permanent part of the family, who still can't believe that an English person can speak Spanish. Every time she considers it, she mutters "Ay, how strange", but obvs in Spanish) in the house with me. Luckily, They seem to be entranced by the Spanish Disney channel, so that's fine for the moment as it gives me a chance to finish the movie I started watching last night. Mmm, Fassbender. Talking of the Disney Channel, I was subjected to...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Vamos a reise!

Jun 29, 2011 - Flies EVERYWHERE

Today has been a day of language interchange, composed of the grandmother pointing at things and asking "Como se dice esto en inglés?" and me translating whatever it is. She then points at a child and tells them sternly to remember it. So far I've translated saucepan, flies, mosquitoes and pumpkin. It basically sums up my time so far here in Spain. I talked a little with María earlier this morning and tried to find out what she knows about England. She knew nothing. The conversation ended up with me haphazardly trying to explain Henry VIII...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Vamos a reise!

Jun 27, 2011 - First day, first impressions

I spent an hour or so in the swimming pool, and all things considered, my hair seems to have taken kindly to whatever's in it. Thank God. My au pair family consists of: Aurora, the mother; Antonio, the father; María, 9; Aurora, 5; and Pilar; 3. However, because this is a holiday home, all their extended family are also vacationing nearby, and so I'm well acquainted with another girl- Raquel, who I think is 7 or 8. There's no-one about my age, I seem to be placed mid-generation. Not that it matters much as I get along very well with both the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Vamos a reise!

Oct 31, 2004 - Spain the next bit

The Next bit - the Spainish Inquisition Tuesday 28th September Right you lot, it's sing-a-long-a time; so after 3 - 1, 2 and 3 "We're off to sunny Spain, Viva Espanya" Ok that's enough!! So we leave a quiet (no wind) and sunny Argeles to head down and up and down a very twisty coast road before heading across country and then down to Blanes (nr Gerona). Now I know we are all in the EU, and crossing borders should be easier - but France to Spain - well there used to be a border checkpoint - but now there's nothing but an old deserted...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Toughs Travels

Jun 2, 2004 - Torrevieja

I spent a few Days with Gary and Allison and Allison's Parents. Torrevieja is full of English exiles in retirement where they try to re-create home with Indian restaurants, pub quizes and English food. Great for them but not what I was looking for. Allison's parents are very hospitable and very patient; when Gary and I are together we are impossible!

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Andy's Wanderings



Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com