Hotel el Postigo
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We got up somewhat later today and hung around the hotel until we finally got ourselves together and headed for the bus station. Baeza is a 45minute journey from Jaen on the Alsa bus. It was a very straightforward journey but we did arrive at the hottest part of the day (38 degrees in August!) we took some time finding the way into town as for some reason no one EVER signposts the town centre from ...
... a spur line to Jaen. The countryside here is very very dry in August and nothing grows outside of irrigated agricultural land. Maybe it would be desert if left alone.
Jaen is not a beautiful town and in August it is ridiculously hot so we elected to have lunch and then rest until it cools down (the first cooler air wafts in at about 8pm). Lunch was frankly a disaster in a cafeteria type place where the surroundings are guilt and the food can best be ...
... rare, at least until Mike came across one on a curve and managed to scuff the front number of a local's Seat. With no ability to communicate, we finally managed to convince the local inhabitant that no damage was done to his car by furiously rubbing at the deposited that Mike's LHS pannier had left on his bumbler. Following that the road turned to dirt and we ...
... The Infrastructure is fantastic, wind farms are everywhere even solar farms pop up regularly not to mention the roads and high speed railway lines. OK, financially it may be a different story at the moment, but that can be rectified while Australias lack of forward planning is scary.We planned to stop over in Baeza but because of roadworks we never realised we were in Baeza until we saw the exit sign for the town. So we decided to just continue ...
... a Bates' Motel look-alike on the outskirts of town. It's principal attraction was being cheap. When we eventually found it, I realized I was in trouble - it had rather too much 'rustic charm' - a tactical tour of town seemed in order. This provided a brief distraction but my status as black sheep was confirmed by a visit to the picturesque castle for afternoon tea . When we got ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet