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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 ...
Left Morocco, which was wonderful in its own unique way and aboard the lugger for Gibraltar. Eventually got our little tourist bus which crossed the runway (so hilarious as we had to wait for a couple of planes to take off) and then through the streets of Gibraltar and up the great rock to see the Barbary apes and the view. We weren't allowed to touch the monkeys, which didn't really bother me, but they were allowed to touch us! They didn't, wonder ...
... 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
... it was truly beautiful. Bullring and the Plaza de Espana were a couple of the historic highlights, and a new installation called The Parasol, which reminded us of a lightshade that was bought as a present. However queuing in the sun for hours to see another cathedral was not for us. As we left the city the gauge on the bike read 43 degrees, and on the highway 38. After and hour or so it dropped to 32, and as we reached our destination a balmy 26.
Made a bit of a study of ...
... one of the region's worst weather bombs, where gale force winds were gusting at over 45 knots and the seas were over 8 metre swells and for the very first time ever, they closed the ports of Algeciras and Tarifa on our side and Tangier and Ceuta on the Moroccan side - to all vessels! Guess you don't always get what you wish for!
We left Malaga last Thursday having had a lovely sunny week on pitch Nr 7 and drove down the Costa del Sol ...