Travel Blogs from Campello, Spain and Canary Islands

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Accommodation Anarchy  - Part 1, Valenica, Spain travel blog

Accommodation Anarchy - Part 1

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... greeted by a very rude Spaniard, very suprising! 4 hours later, we spun on our heels (still carrying these stupid packs) and headed towards Valencia. Yes a city of charm, people and what we did not expect more accommodation issues!! The 45 min ...

Garrucha to Campello, Campello, Spain travel blog

Garrucha to Campello

A travel blog entry by chickensafloat

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... were back on board at about 22.30.   Subsequently Pete and Sylvie have been showing us the area. Campello lies between Alicante and Benidorm, perhaps two of the most over developed towns in holiday Spain. We were surprised therefore by the beauty ...

Secluded Beach, Pilès, Spain travel blog

Secluded Beach

A travel blog entry by cvnguyen

... (peanuts!)!! We wasted no time in hitting the beach. It was our first taste of Costa Blanca, the sandy white Mediterranean coast of Spain. The sand was soft, the water was warm, the beach was almost deserted. But it was windy, hence the name of the ...

Campello and a different view of the Costas, Campello, Spain travel blog

Campello and a different view of the Costas

A travel blog entry by chickensafloat

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... busy week with Will & Angela in Dunfermline, & meeting up with friends it was a bit unsettling getting back to Campello. However bright sunshine & warm weather helped after snow & freezing winds!!   Having our friends Peter & ...

Fun with Friends, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Fun with Friends

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... the Alicante Airport on Sunday afternoon.  They were real troopers, after more than 15 hours of travel they were happy and excited to be in Spain.  We drove home via local roads so that could get their first glimpses of our new country.  ...

Happy Birthday to Marie, Aigues , Spain travel blog

Happy Birthday to Marie

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... lunch...a hungry crowd for sure, every last drop consumed.  Then is was siesta time for some of us.  We returned to El Campello with the plan to see everyone later for dinner. It was a lovely way to celebrate Marie's birthday.  I know it ...

Home again in Casa Largo Vida, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Home again in Casa Largo Vida

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... nbsp; A few trips to IKEA have provided most of the other items we needed for the house.  And while we were in southern Spain our household items from Stockholm arrived.  My personal assistant/AKA domestic engineer Sylvia received them and had ...

Countryside visit, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Countryside visit

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... visit to one of their friends, Mahfoud, a very talented artist who lives in a remote area north of El Campello.  Surrounded by olive and almond trees he works in wood, stone and bronze, drawing inspiration for his sculptures from the intricate wood ...

Back in Spain, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Back in Spain

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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With all of our business done in Stockholm, we were able to go to El Campello for awhile! We were excited to return to our seaside apartment. The grey days in Stockholm were starting to take their toll. Norwegian Air offers great schedules to Alicante and ...

And now a guest post from LARS!, El Campello, Spain travel blog

And now a guest post from LARS!

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... European base in a place where the climate was nice and warm most of the year. We picked Playa Muchavista, El Campello/Alicante, Spain. We have family and friends in the area so they helped us to find a wonderful three bedroom/four bath condo. The name ...

The red flags of autumn, El Campello, Spain travel blog

The red flags of autumn

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... on the current situation in the United States...in a few days our congress may force our country to default on their financial obligations...and lots of people will suffer.   Who will fly the red flags there....Let's hope smarter heads ...

Photos from our Visitors, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Photos from our Visitors

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... , along with his mother Ulla and Lars' brother Simon visited us last week.  They found the weather much milder than Stockholm's and a few days of rain didn't dampen their spirits. This isn't a very long entry, just an opportunity to share some photo ...

Farewell to Friends, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Farewell to Friends

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... ...from breakfast to lunch and dinner.  The weather has been kind, only one grey morning and one windy day.  Otherwise, perfect El Campello summer weather! Yesterday our final foray was to Alicante to climb Monte Benacantil to visit Castillo de ...

Separating a Swede from his cheese...., El Campello, Spain travel blog

Separating a Swede from his cheese....

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... soak for 2-4 hours. Drain the cashews and rinse well. To a food processor, add the soaked cashews, salt, nutritional yeast and the lemon juice. (I add my optional ingredients here, i.e. sun-dried tomatoes) Blend on high and stir frequently scraping down ...

Home again, home again jiggety jog!, El Campello, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Home again, home again jiggety jog!

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... our home in the mountains overlooking Calp. We stayed at the Obsidian Wellness Center. One of our hiking friends here in Campello has stayed there before and told us about it. We called to ask if they had availability at short notice and were able to ...

Routine makes for boring blogs, El Campello, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Routine makes for boring blogs

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... can bet on a blog entry if I have photos of that!!!!   In January we will be traveling to the Canary Islands with our friends Pelle and Christine for a two week holiday.  We always enjoy being with them and Pelle has planned for some interesting ...

Getting Settled, el Campello, Spain travel blog

Getting Settled

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... hours to go through all of the cycles...but things are definitely clean! We continue to explore El Campello.  We found several restaurants we like and while vegetarian choices are limited we've been able to follow our diets fairly well.  I'm ...

Our B&B opens...., El Campello, Spain travel blog

Our B&B opens....

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... I been, you ask?  No posts for 10 days....what's happening?  Last week we began welcoming friends and family to our apartment in Spain.  We were even able to provide some sun along with a sandy beach and a view of the ...

Hurrah, hurrah...the first of May..., El Campello, Spain travel blog

Hurrah, hurrah...the first of May...

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... but we haven't learned all of the details yet. After we applied for our card we walked down to the Campello beach to enjoy a caña and some people watching.  Families with small children, boys kicking balls, even a few hearty swimmers were there to ...

Hola Espania!, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Hola Espania!

A travel blog entry by margogoes

We've returned to Spain, this time as new home owners.  Our real estate transactions was completed by Vincent just one week before we arrived.  And during the next six days everyone worked to prepare it for us!  Many thanks to Vincent for ...

The gathering of the clan, el Campello, Spain travel blog

The gathering of the clan

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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This Easter, thanks to the encouragement of Micke and Vincent, a Nilbrink Family Reunion was planned.  It was the first time in many years that all of Lars sons could be together under one roof.   We were excited to welcome everyone. ...

Writing a new chapter in our lives..., El Campello, Spain travel blog

Writing a new chapter in our lives...

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... Europe and the US and we will be visiting often.   In the meantime we are embracing our new life with excitement and happiness.  I'm studying Spanish everyday and it amazes me how I now find the pace of life here to be more understandable and ...

Healthy Discussion, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Healthy Discussion

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... for most of the western world it is a human right.  In December 2013, the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) released its overview of healthcare in Sweden as part of its annual review of global health statistics. The Swedish ...

Life with the sling!, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Life with the sling!

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... with the sling is Lars' loving, attentive care. He has been a saint. Yes, I know those of you who know him will doubt this, but he has been wonderful. So life in Spain is a bit of a pain, but we're doing fine! Thank you to all of you who sent good wishes. ...

Churinguitos on the Beach!, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Churinguitos on the Beach!

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... the summer season. While we're not experts, it seems that structures are leased by the local community, in our case El Campello to be operated during the high season. While each bar starts with the same wooden structure an individual theme and name is ...

Casa Largo Vida hosts Swedish & American Friends!, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Casa Largo Vida hosts Swedish & American Friends!

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... to Alicante for a few days of R&R before "Tall Barb" and Curtis returned to the US and "Small Barb" and Dick continued a road trip through Spain. We had a wonderful visit with them including a long lunch at La Pondarosa, our favorite restaurant on the ...

L&M moving assistants!, El Campello, Spain travel blog

L&M moving assistants!

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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Lars and I made a very compulsive decision two weeks ago.  Vincent and Marie were moving into their new home near El Campello.  Late June is the one of the busiest time in their business season and we sensed there was a lot to do and they could ...

Sonos Sunday, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Sonos Sunday

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... pair 2 or more).  The speakers can be easily moved from one place to another.  You connect a "Bridge" (between your computer and the speakers) to your wifi router and then all you need to do is plug your speakers into an outlet and you're good ...

Leaving soon...a peek at our next Spanish Home, el Campello, Spain travel blog

Leaving soon...a peek at our next Spanish Home

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... and I are making an offer on an apartment here on Playa Muchavista.  Our hope is to spend a least six months in Europe, five here in Spain and one month in Sweden.  In our search for a Spanish home we want to be near the sea.  If all goes ...

Scotty, Beam down some Internet. please!, El Campello, Spain travel blog

Scotty, Beam down some Internet. please!

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... always connected to the Internet...at home, on the high seas, even during road trips across the US and Europe, but here in our little Casa in El Campello we have the worst internet access, perhaps in the world!  We've tried both Movistar and ...

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