Casa de Colina
Travel Blogs from Iznajar
... together - musical and familial - opening on to a cool, scented garden.
Thank you Katia, for being such a wonderful hostess - as always. And a very wise lady to boot.
#2: Vitoria Gasteiz
Lovely hotel - quiet, modern room with Nespresso machine, views over this very lovely city. We stayed here because of its green credentials - and it really is a 'green city'.
The streets are wide and tree-lined, the apartment buildings are not too hight and ...
... from farther north in Spain who raised the armies in the
royal service to retake the south from the Moors were granted large tracts of
land in the reconquered territories called Latifundias, and the majority of the
conquered population was reduced to a type serfdom on the land that lasted well
into the nineteenth century.
It led to high level of poverty in Andalusia and other
southern parts of Spain that still ...
... to the wharf, weren’t we!
Sure, darkness fell and Tunis is not famous for its street lighting or signage, but it was simple, that’s why we chose the hotel we did as the route to the docks was more or less in a straight line and not too may pesky one way streets, besides we had driven it a couple of times in the daylight.
"Which way?" asks Grant, peering into the black empty street, lined with half completed dwellings ...
... amazing retable and paintings, but it was December 31. .Closed. The outside was nice though. We continued up the hill to the castle, or what was left of it. Two crumbling towers and some old walls covered in rubbish and stray cats. There were some more, restored, parts, but it was December 31. Closed. The views were good though, to Cadiz in the west, to the coast in the south and to the mountains in the east.
... the walk as "easy" - so it can't be all that difficult (despite the fact that we're staring at a nearly sheer cliff). Anyway, it's time to make a start, so we go upwards through some scruffy vegetation on occasionally loose ground, with a couple of people just starting a climb on our right. They've got ropes and other equipment; we've got walking poles.
But, amazingly, there is a route here, snaking upwards between the crags, to reach an impressive cave. ...