Hotel El Tajo
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... culture and countryside, which he says is totally different to what he’s used to up in Catalunya. Along the way we have an interesting discussion on the quest for independence in Catalunya-- he seems to have a good grasp of both points of view on the matter and feels that independence would be a stupid move… but on the other hand, economic differences between the different regions in Spain definitely need to be dealt with. Jimena starts out boring, ...
... as well as a montage of posters advertising bullfights, including some sketches by Goya. A word on bullfighting in general: over the centuries, its popularity has waxed and waned and for many periods of time, it was banned outright. In the 20th century, Franco made bullfighting a national pastime, but since his death, interest has been declining. Only about a third of Spaniards have any interest in bullfighting (usually older citizens or those ...
Today was the first real day of our time in Spain.
Compared to Portugal the countryside is vast, dry and very craggy. So many olive trees everywhere, the trees start fruiting at 7 years and some are several hundred years old.
Garry, our English tour leader is an amazing history buff and certainly told us more today than either of us could ever remember.
First stop was Teba, where we saw the remains of an 800+ year old castle which was the site of ...
... 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 ...
... night in the restaurant and he was on for a great chat about life in general and Ronda in particular.
We headed back through the old part of the city with a lil detour into a church in which some kind of variety performance was just concluding with a couple of hamming compares finishing a routine. Although the language was unknown, we could tell the jokes were lame. It's funny how some things are universal. We wandered back over the New Bridge and agreed that Ronda was looking pretty ...