Hotel Finca Valbono
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... our host Craig's wife Sascha met us with nice picnic lunch of sandwich meats and bread, tortilla espanola, flan, junk food, salads, and a dessert box from a bakery, fortification for the hour long uphill slog back to Cortelazor where our week of trekking ended.
For dinner we went back to Maricastana, the more upscale of Castano de Robledo’s two restaurants for another gourmet dinner of locally sourced foods. I chose ...
... and away to the quite large and
somewhat industrial hilltop village of Jabugo. The name Jabugo makes Spaniards’
mouths water because it is a D.O.C. (Dominion Origen Controlee), a specific
area only from which a particular product which meats specific standards and
production processes can be produced, essentially a mark of quality. In this case
it is Spanish cured hams, and the town is full of industrial sized curing sheds
for the hams.
... The second part involved a significant drive to a long mine shaft with a tour in Spanish (although made interesting again by English translation by our geologist-trained Scottish guide Craig) through a tunnel to one of the large open pit mines now largely filled with water. The third part was a two-hour long train ride through the decimated mining landscape along the Rio Tinto, a trip through a poisoned land and an industrial wasteland of slag ...
geological names than I’ve seen in caves elsewhere. The normal tour is only in
Spanish, but our guide Craig (of Scottish background) is a geologist by
training and was able to explain them all in English with enormous enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, though, they don’t allow pictures in the caverns, except of
course the one their photographer will take of you for which they’ll charge you
... old rose bushes. This work was at the cottages just about a mile away so I could walk there and walk back, the weather was wonderful. So when Friday came and news it was my last day, I mentioned the koi pond area, that is what the son had thought also. So I had a reprieve of over the weekend, no work required, and then worked Monday and Tuesday. I probably could have done the job in ...