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... of the year and folks are really enjoying it to the max. You’d never guess that this is a country in the middle of a major economic crisis with over 20% unemployment.
I head back to the concert venue section and cruise up and down each lane one last time, just to see if there’s anything I’m missing… and finally head back, fully satisfied with my first Spanish feria experience. I tell you, these folks know how to party.
A few ...
... to Algeciras is a very scenic
one through mountains and valleys, all very green in late April. It looks much
more like northern Europe now than what I usually think of as the landscape in
Spain. The books say the rail line from Algeciras to Ronda was actually built
by the British in the late nineteenth century to enable the forces in Gibraltar
to access the cooler mountain regions for rest and relaxation in the sweltering
I chose to ...
... the way into the city there was what appeared to be a huge bridge with eerie pylons out to our left. Exploration revealed that it was a Abengoa solar energy plant. The photos sort of capture it, but it was spooky when we rode up to it. Very quiet until you are right there and you can hear the machinery. Given that these structures could be seen from several kilometres away, and so could the light rays, truly is an amazing sight. You will see that in the second photo the rays ...
... UK and France too! Although it was just a quick trip to the coast, it was really nice to go away for a few days and have a mini vacation. We don't have real vacation time while we're here, so these obligatory visa trips serve as our time off. That being said, tomorrow I get to go back to hanging out with monkeys all day, so who can complain about a lack of vacation time! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and please enjoy the holiday season so I can live vicariously through you. Feliz ...
... us down the docks to the ferry, then got on and found ourselves a couple of couches to lay down on. So in one trip, we caught a train, taxi, bus and ferry. Mental. After we got on, the ferry sat in the port for about an hour or more before it finally set off, and we were asleep on the couches before it had even moved! Once it started moving, it was only about an hour to cross over to Spain, and we finally got off onto Spanish soil, in Algeciras. Once there, we decided that ...