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I rose early in terms of Spanish time for my 9:06 A.M. train
to Jaen. The trip was mostly through attractive farmland that makes Spain such
a significant agricultural producer and beggar for subsidies at the European
Union trough. Jaen Province is mostly known for its olive monoculture with most
of the arable land in the …
... me a ticket all the way to Linares a little ways further to the east I decide to go ahead and stay on board. Here I find a cheerful, narrow Main Street with people out and about, and shops to provide for all their needs… A number of churches of different styles… whitewashed colonial style, cut stone with a hexoganal tiled tower… clean pedestrian streets with cafes… It’s refreshing to see a Spanish town that’s alive, ...
Still progressing to the next big cities we were trying to enjoy the country side. Unfortunately there was one principle crop along the way. Olive trees as far as the eye can see and not one yellow crested cockatoo or pink and grey galah in sight. Ubeda did have some interesting renaissance buildings but of course ...
... however, have brought no shocks but many surprises, mostly very happy.
Spain-- we love you.
Our directions from Sylvia and David on how to find their house in Las Grajeras, were detailed and necessarily precise, including dirt lanes down past the local Social Centre (a small but well-maintained fiesta spot), olive trees, and ending with 'a black gate and a black dog'.
The black gate opened on to a version of heaven--heralded by ...
... out or the way in, many require a gift shop visit at either end. The "crown jewel", so to speak, of the town is the church dedicated to Saint Mary, aka Jesus’ Mom. The Spanish are very fond of the baby’s mother and go out of their way to adore her. If you ever see a statue of the Christ in mortal agony (basically on every street corner in Spain), somewhere very close by will be another one of his mom in her own agony. As we have ventured south ...