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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 …
... and well preserved—even though I’m pretty sure very few tourists come here. The town is kept up this way simply to make it a more appealing place to live, work and shop for the locals. I could amble around a bit longer here, but evening’s getting close, and this doesn’t look like a good place to stay the night. 0993. Night in the Olive Grove (Spa 063, 11A-140) Mongibar: July 13, 2011 Day 459: 3 hours, 4.7 kms I decide ...
... where anyone who bathed too much was considered suspect and the consumption of pork became very popular as proof of no latent Jewish or Islamic beliefs. The baths are quite plain and unadorned but are huge which suggests they were public rather than some posh merchant's domain. It was interesting (and air conditioned) but you would struggle if you have no spanish as there are very few notices in other languages. The art museum was appealing too.
... and Juliet would roll past at any moment. We were sad that we had not stayed here as the hotels are gorgeous (getting here by train is complicated by the fact that the nearest station is 20kms away).
We we had a lovely lunch for a fraction of the price of yesterday's abomination and spent a happy (if rather hot) afternoon wandering happily around taking photos. Before we were ready it ...
... rustic. I hate these places but it looked good from outside. It was not and turned out to be very expensive but hey there you go.
We wandered around town checking out the bus station for tomorrow and heading in the wrong direction for the old town. We managed eventually to head the right way and found a bar which sold food my daughter would eat. The cafe was lovely with a nice view of the cathedral and some lovely bocadillos with pork or calamari which were huge ...