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Travel Blogs from El Ejido
... journey took up across the Sierra Nevada through the national park. The road wound its way around the mountains making for some spectacular scenery which we were able to appreciate when we weren't wetting ourselves with fear that we were about to topple off the edge of the road. At many points the road goes down to a single lane around hair pin bends with no barrier between us and the ever growing drop down into the valley. I am ...
... Mariposa Eco School then popped up and it quickly became a definite possibility. No pottery though. Never mind.
They replied to my email immediately. A good omen I thought.
Truth be told, my biggest longing for this summer is to take my Spanish to another level. A level of competence where all those pesky little words don't trip me up...... a level of confidence I need to be able to speak ...
... than an hour. Then I cut down to the water to stop in Almeria as recommended. My ocean was back! It was cute but I wasn't quite hungry for lunch yet, nor was I hugely drawn to stop so I ran into a little tech store to grab a car charger for my ipod and ended up playing charades with this woman asking her where a good town was to stop for lunch. She responded, in charades, 'Maria’s on the boardwalk in Carboneras about 35 or so minutes ...
... get in my ears and nostrils, evil things..
Had tapas and beer in the local town and it was by far the cheapest meal so far at eur 8.20 for 5 tapas and 4 beers.
Sat outside the lodge for the rest of the evening watching the stars and giant beetles.
Next stop Marbs........ time to unpack for the first time.
... would look like a child's exuberant scribble.
I arrive in golden sunshine and have a milky decaf coffee in a seedy cafe . Inside, a woman her daughter and the granddaughter all glare at me over the remains of three large breakfasts.
Why didn't I find a leafy square with pretty tables?
Because my legs hurt and, I was right in front of the cafe when I had the thought !