Hotel Globales Reina Cristina
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- Continental Breakfast
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... of the year and folks are really enjoying it to the max. You’d never guess that this is a country in the middle of a major economic crisis with over 20% unemployment.
I head back to the concert venue section and cruise up and down each lane one last time, just to see if there’s anything I’m missing… and finally head back, fully satisfied with my first Spanish feria experience. I tell you, these folks know how to party.
A few ...
... the way into the city there was what appeared to be a huge bridge with eerie pylons out to our left. Exploration revealed that it was a Abengoa solar energy plant. The photos sort of capture it, but it was spooky when we rode up to it. Very quiet until you are right there and you can hear the machinery. Given that these structures could be seen from several kilometres away, and so could the light rays, truly is an amazing sight. You will see that in the second photo the rays ...
... was decorated in a very Moroccan way, and it almost felt more like Morocco than the hotels in Morocco had! While Darren sorted out the business end of it, I was playing with a little kid who was probably about 3, and I think was the son of one of the owners or workers there. He was a bit of a cutie! Once we were in and settled we got some directions and set off for a walk down the street. We walked down along the waterfront for about half an hour or more, stopping for ...
... beach. I have never seen so many kites in one place! They were like a swarm of bees zipping around the sky. There was also a healthy dose of carnage as a large percentage of punters here are learning with the kite schools, so there was kites crashing all over the place, taking out other kiters, families, loved ones, it was chaos and i loved every minute of it.
Marcus and i rigged up our kites and shot out to sea, well clear of the circus near the ...
... this mean that Morocco is more prosperous than Spain? Certainly not. But it is a reminder that the stereotypes of prosperous Europe and the stereotypes of a poor, stagnant Africa/North Africa are far from absolute.
So, then I wonder, on which side of the Straits is life better? People say that a couple decades ago the standard of living was quite similar. Both in Spain and Morocco many people lived in poverty. Then Spain became a democracy, ...