Trip Start Apr 25, 2007
17Trip End Oct 03, 2007
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Our next stop was Almeria, where we had a few names of possible places to stay. We found our way to the center of town and ended up at the Hotel Torreluz, which is actually two hotels, one with two stars and one with three stars
Almeria was a working class town, industrial, with lots of immigrants. We loved it. There were practically no tourists (except for us and two German girls), an Arab quarter near the castle, (which was beautifully taken care of and full of jacaranda trees), and lots of interesting restaurants and bars. We spent the evening sitting in the main square with all the locals watching the police making traffic stops (there is nothing like people watching), wandering around the Arab quarter, and we then stumbled upon one of our most memorable dinner experiences yet. We were walking from restaurant to restaurant when we heard the buzz of people and headed straight for them. This restaurant was packed with locals, and we were lucky to find a table outside. It was definitely the place to be. As we sat there more and more people came, couldn't find places to sit, and just waited. We ordered canyas and then a platter of grilled meats and sausages. Not only were there three different kinds of sausages, but Spanish hams and pork chops, all for 6 Euros. So much for my vegetable cravings, this was carnivorously delicious! It is always a pleasure to stumble upon a town you unexpectedly like, and with good food to boot. We put Almeria down on the list of places that surprise you, and places you would like to revisit, but tomorrow it was on to Cabo de Gata and the national park.