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Our first stop today was to the train station, across the street from our hotel, where we bought the senior discount passes for 6€ each as well as our first train ticket for tomorrow from Malaga to Córdoba. For this trip alone the pass saved us 30€. We get 40% discount for trains Monday through Thursday and 25% for Friday through Sunday. All but one of our train rides will hit the 40% discount so the 6€ was well worth it.
We got a good chuckle at ...
The hour drive to Ronda from Arcos was one of the most beautiful rides we've had. Every few miles the views changed, each more beautiful than the last. Mountains, valleys, lakes, long views, all spectacular. No picture does it justice, which is just as well since I only took a few from the car.
When we arrived in Ronda, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. We walked up to the ...
Marbella is a seaside resort town on the south coast of Spain, Costa del Sol – Coast of the Sun, wow my school boy Spanish is coming back....anyway the place is like Palm Cove on steroids, lots of beach, lots of bathers (some semi clad but thank God that was mainly women), lots of cafes, lots of bars, restaurants and everything else you’d expect from a resort town in high season, but cheap and very cheerful....we will ...
... la Crema" that was divine, a few drops of olive oil were splashed on top. Tony had "Revuetto de Espárragos un poquito picante" Scrambled eggs with asparagus, a little spicy. He said the eggs were perfectly scrambled, the asparagus al denté, the spice just right using only black pepper, and of course there was a drizzle of olive oil. Olive Oil is drizzled on everything, or truffle oil. Tony could not pass up the Osso Bucco and I continued with ...
... dated back to the 13th century, reminding us of our weeks in Morocco. The minaret of San Sebastián is a small tower that once formed part of a mosque and later served as the bell tower of the since-destroyed Church of San Sebastián. It was so interesting for us to continue to see how religious sites are co-opted and re-used as ruling regimes change and religions usurp one another.
The next day was spent wandering through the village, ...