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... time left, I head over to the east side, where I check out Algeciras’ renowned Maria Cristina hotel, a mansion like structure surrounded by a beautiful garden—and even a couple of ruined structures from ancient times… Then I continue on up the road to pay homage at the statue of Paco de Lucia, one of the world’s greatest guitarists…RIP.
Then it’s time to bid Spain farewell yet another time… It’s been a fun six days…
... of restaurants and tapas bars
and OK buildings; it’s not exactly the pit of hell but……am I still in Europe?
I like to buy some beer or wine in a shop to consume in my
room most evenings as I’m blogging away. I’m well past the age where going out
to a bar or clubbing has any appeal to me. But in Algeciras most of the small
stores are owned by members of large Muslim population from North Africa and
... urban motorcyclist in Spain. Apart from the heartbreaking good looks, here are some observation. If you ride, it doesn't matter the brand, as long as you thrash it where ever you go, especially when you leave traffic lights. All scooters however are not proper until they have gravel rash in at least one area. Helmets are required by law, although the year of manufacture is often earlier than the birth of the rider. Visors are not required, although designer sunnies, regardless of ...
... cream on the way and eventually got to the big hotel we had been told to look for and went in there for more directions. Then we walked around the block to where there was a pharmacy that was open! Darren got some medication, which will hopefully fix him up in time for the tomato fight in a few days! Then we started the walk back. We stopped in a cafe for a cold drink, then walked back to the hostel where we went to the room and lay down to sleep the rest of the day and night ...
... with pressure from a westerly on the other side of the strait, it creates a cap that traps the low pressure flow from rising, causing it to funnel and intensify in the western region, anywhere from 20-40 knots day and night, for weeks,
Clearly this is wind sport Nirvana.
The last day was all about kiting as the wind was nice and firm today, we enjoyed a buffet breakfast before grabbing some gear and heading out of town a few kilometers ...