Hotel El Eden
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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It is a bit bigger than a village, the beach extends for as far as you can see.
It is not that we come to the end of the promenade after six miles, we just feel we need some liquid refreshment.
For a mere 3.60Euro, we have two beers, and, unexpectedly, we are given two tapas, and fresh bread.
Don't know what the tapas were called, but, they ...
... and four portions of "tapas". The portions of tapas are enough to make a light lunch for two, the quality is quite good and the service is best described as "jolly" I would say.
It is true, the tapas are mostly "English" versions of the Spanish original, for example, Chilli-con-carne, eggs and chips and fish and chips are "tapas" I have not seen on a Spanish menu before, but, hey, what do you want for 8Euro?, and, they do have more Spanish choices, like Squid, Tuna, Prawns ...
... to do. We had lunch then went for a walk along the harbour looking at the boats and shops which were closed for the siesta, but it was a hot days so we were happy to stroll and have a beer in a small bar which was open. We visited the local supermarket and they had a large array of fish, some I had never heard of. We decided not to try them today but may try them when we have had a few ...
... back at the hotel at 4am to find that I had no idea how to get back in. Waiting for 5 minutes whilst needing a wee outside the locked door, I finally realised the sign in broken English was telling me to clamber around the corner between a bollard and a parked car and place my hand through a fence to ring a bell. Nevertheless, I eventually made it to bed safe and sound!
... the other way. Soon I find myself walking down a pleasant shady main street where maybe 70% of the people are non-Spaniard, mainly Moroccan and Sub-Saharan Africans—but some Chinese as well. Yep, just as I expected: in this agricultural region, immigrants make up a huge chunk of the population.
A New Image of Immigrants in Spain
But unlike the images often given of immigrant life in Almeria of people living in wretched shantytowns, cut off from ...