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... the streets were decorated with lights and streamers and there were many nativity displays in the caves around the walls.The Christmas market of course was an added attraction with a menagerie of live animals, camels, donkeys, ponies, calves, lambs, chickens, piglets and the turkey.
The air was full of the smell of churros, chestnuts, and paella cooking from different stalls. A place worth a ...
... but thought it might be too big for our little cooking pot.
Instead we bought some Christmas cheer in the form of some lovely Spanish brandy and some good Rioja.
Kay had her photo taken with Father Christmas but refused to sit on his knee.
The stalls were mostly leather goods and jewelery and some Christmas decorations.
We had a lovely lunch in a bodega bistro where we sampled the local rioja..lovely.
... gateways, and inside them the town ascends in tiers to a castle perched on top of a rocky crag. El Cid fought a battle here too, and rebuilt the castle, which was still being used as late as the 19th century, in the Carlist wars (don’t ask – Spanish history is very complicated!)
We had to leave the car outside the walls and slog our way up the steep, narrow streets lined with tall houses, ...
What an interesting and surprising little place this is!.
We really had only thought of this place as a stop-over rest and recouperation before our main stop but are now finding daily what a lovely little place and community this is.
Everyone is so friendly with a mixture of nationalities. Some are here for the whole winter and we are beginning to wonder why anyone needs to travel further if the sun is here then stay and enjoy ...
... On the square we spotted a branch of Valor, a posh Spanish chocolate house, so we sat outside with a cup of hot chocolate. Here the hot chocolate is not as we have in England, a cup of hot milk and/or water with cocoa or chocolate powder. Here you get what it says on the menu. Hot chocolate, chocolate melted into a cup and served with a spoon, probably about 5,000 calories a cup. I had one flavoured with orange; Lesley had a ...