Pension El Portillo
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- Non-smoking rooms
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... eaten most of our picnic breakfast and are now cruising along at about 250 km per hour. The speed usually hovers around 280 but never seems to reach the magic 300. If it did I'm allowed to wake up Lee with the information! No she's knitting at the moment so that takes all her attention so I probably wouldn't even chance telling her! The countryside glides by. We have seen some quite rugged mountains, some we go through, and plenty of rolling, vine covered hills. Spanish ...
... with some great tapas, but we did have a good Italian meal, some excellent coffee (which, fortunately for Alan, is everywhere) and great, cheap wine (good for all of us).
During our stay we booked our flights home. Looks like we will be back in town early June, just in time for some fog, concerts on the wharf and our very own tourist season. Meanwhile our next stop is Ubeda (pronounced EWE-bah –duh or EWE-va-tha by the locals with the ...
... main attraction here and is an amazing building. It has been expanded and expanded heaps of times, changed from a mosque to a Catholic Church. All I can say is it is massive. The mosque is horizontal and the church vertical, dark vs light, simple vs elaborate. The cathedral is in the middle of all these columns red and white arches. Nothing happens at night here till after 9. Shops close around 2 then reopen after 5 then everyone is out on ...
... mosque) and then explore the neighbourhood. We are really tired and hungry, again having not synced with siesta etc. We dine at Bodega Mezquita (at around 7pm) which I gather is a bit of an institution, not unlike Innocent Bystander back in the Yarra Valley. They promote the local wines and dishes typical to the region. This turned out to be a fabulous choice and we barely spoke throughout the meal, ...
... seeing the synagogue then the Alcazar of the Christian kings. The alcazar is like a castle and has a beautiful view from the top. You can see all the gardens and fountains within the walls, the river and bridges, and the city. It seems the designers loved fountains and streets of water. It was a very peaceful place. The flower beds were full of colour ad the bushes and trees were cut to perfection. After that we walked along the river. Downstream of one of the bridges there was less ...