Trip Start Sep 09, 2004
Trip End Ongoing

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

We spent the day in Puerto Banús. It's filthy rich, and home to some of the most impressive yachts in the world. It's ridiculously expensive, frequented by the rich and famous and garnished with those pretentious, hollow individuals who strut around, foolishly thinking that all the surgery they've just undergone has actually improved matters.

But seriously, it's well worth a visit. It's a beautiful location, a pleasurable day out, and as the weather was fine we got to see fantastic views of what money can buy.

The yachts are magnificent, sickeningly pristine and staggeringly expensive. It really is a different world, one that I'll never get a sniff of. We pottered around some ridiculously overpriced but extravagant gift shops, sniffed in the expensive aromas of the harbour-side restaurants and walked amongst the hum of mariner life, stopping occasionally for Porsches to deliver important people to yachts.

We paused often for refreshments of cold cervezas, hot cortados and delectable tapas overlooking the mediterranean. We marvelled at the architecture and impeccable upkeep of establishments and whiled away the day in a wonderfully relaxed state.

I've been absent from my local slang for over two years now and it's amazing how you seem to effortlessly snap back in to the puzzle. I'd really missed the craic, more than I thought. It's something you can never leave behind. Iris and Col speak broader than us and it's been hilarious, bordering on hysterical to be around the thick accent again. Some of my favourites:-

'Ya cor canya?'
'Tay myin its yaan tha..'
'We aye gewin now, we car anyway..'
'You sin me shuwers cock?'
'Wim gewin suwern'

We rounded off the day in a fantastic restaurant back in Marbella. Superb local cuisine, with dishes that had us dribbling. Tomorrow we head back over to Mollina for more relaxation and sampling of this fantastic new life.


Tapas count:- 9
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