Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain

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Granada, the capital of Spain, is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, a popular ski area. More on Granada The pomegranate, which in Spanish is granada, is the official symbol of Granada. I was captivated by this beautiful fountain … [Read more...]

Benalmádena, Steep Stroll to the Sea

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From the train station it was a pretty easy downhill stroll to the waterfront in Benalmádena. Once there we found lots of restaurants (many were closed for the season) including a great place on the promenade where fresh sardines were served hot off … [Read more...]

Málaga Catamaran Sailing Excursion

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It's funny the differences between our expectations (rules, regulations) when compared with other places. For example, today I went on a catamaran sailing excursion in Málaga. Barely away from the pier I was mojito in hand relaxing on the trampoline … [Read more...]

Advent in Málaga

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It seems so odd to watch the seasonal decor spring up around Málaga without the usual accompaniments of cold weather, myriad versions of Santa Claus, and the jingle jingle of bells on the donation kettles. Where I am staying in the old town part of … [Read more...]

Wine: el petit bonhomme

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Spain is the newest country for my wine explorations and I have really enjoyed some the excellent spanish wines. Wines from Australia, South America and USA also proliferate in my recycling bin, it's definitely not the wine that's aging around … [Read more...]