Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa
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Yesterday we packed up and left Granada to drive to Malaga. We took a detour to a town at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, driving through Lanjaron and Orgiva to get to Pampaneira. Pampaneira is a white town high up in the hills of the Sierra Nevada, the views of the mountains were amazing. Unfortunately the village is very touristy, a problem I've encountered throughout most ...
... winding streets have a distinctly Arabic feel to them, though each village has at least one Roman Catholic Church. Reasons for whitewashing buildings have variously included the chemical properties of the alkaline whitewash, which is antibacterial, to the socially cohesive appearance a wholly whitewashed village presents.
Around the city are remains of prehistoric settlements dating to the Neolithic Age, including the rock paintings ...
... is pretty chaotic and that's understandable as many of these places were planned when.......well they weren't planned at all. People were more worried when the next marauding Romans or Visigoths or Moors or Christians were due to arrive to take over, so I'm guessing inner urban planning was never a high priority. And once things settled, well, blow me down, this is Spain - we do freeways and rail systems but inner city roadways? Nah. Yarda yarda. It is chaotic. One ...
... staying in a stunning villa about ten minutes from Ronda. We had to have a break in Malaga en route for more chocolat and churros though. It's the custom.
So to Ronda. It was Cath's birthday and there was the customary cake, cards, bubbly and... bagpipes. Obviously. These came courtesy of her Brother In law Stephen, who also played at their wedding a fair few years ago. I'm sure we are all agreed that it's an instrument that has to be played well ...
Sunday 23rd February 2014
It being Sunday, we are off to Marbella on the bus, and Kathleen goes to church, followed by a pleasant lunch overlooking the beach.
Waiting at the bus stop, on our way back to the campsite, Kathleen gets chatting to another woman, waiting for the bus. It turns out she too originates from Jarrow. It is almost like a normal ...