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    • Day 9


      April 16 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

      Vandaag staat Cordoba op het programma. We gaan de bekende mezquita bezoeken.
      Een stad met een hele geschiedenis. In 1236 werd cordoba veroverd door de christenen, de moren moesten vertrekken met wat ze konden dragen. De huizen en overige bezittingen werden verdeeld onder de katholieken. Kerken kwamen ipv moskeeën. Ook In de 12 eeuwen oude moskee is een cathedraal gebouwd. De mesquita. Ook is hier een joodse wijk hier woont de joodse bevolking niet meer. Wel is de synagoge in ere gebleven. Een wirwar aan kleine smalle straatjes. Waar je heerlijk kan ronddwalen.
      We mochten eerst zelf de stad gaan verkennen. We zijn naar het altaar kasteel) gelopen, hier kwamen we een dansgroep tegen. (Zie filmpje) ook een oud waterrad gezien. Daarna doircde kleine straatjes van de joodse wijk gedwaald. In de middag mochten we olv een gids dit nog verder verkennen met o.a. een bezoek aan de synagoge. Daarna gingen we met deze gids de mezquita in. Wat een overweldigend gebouw aan de binnenkant.
      Met de bus weer terug naar het hotel. Een erg warme dag (31 graden) met heel veel indrukken. Morgen hebben we een vrije dag. Kunnen we even bijkomen van deze toch wel vermoeiende reis.
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    • Day 18

      Tag 18 Fuengirola - Torremolinos

      October 4 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Zurück zum Anfang, wie man so schön sagt und mit 18 km Strecke das anstrengendste Stück der Reise :). 15 Uhr konnte ich erst einchecken und so musste ich noch etwas Zeit vergehen lassen. Zum Glück waren auf dem Weg noch 3 Berliner Radfahrer anzutreffen und wir suchten eine Bar auf für einen Austausch von unseren Erlebnissen.
      Diese sind mit dem Flugzeug nach Faro in Portugal geflogen und bis nach Málaga mit ihren Rädern gefahren mit schönen, teilweise auch spannenden Streckenabschnitten, wie durch ein Flussdelta, welches nur zu Ebbe befahrbar ist. Für sie geht es einen Tag später zurück.
      Ich nutze die Gelegenheit noch ein allerletztes Mal um im Meer schwimmen zu gehen und machte dann alles fertig für den nächsten Morgen. Um 7 Uhr sollte der Flughafen erreicht sein, um das Rad wieder in einen Kokon aus Frischhaltefolie zu spinnen und 10:05 Uhr mit dem Flieger zurück nach München abheben zu können.
      Zugegeben schon ein bisschen froh auf die Rückkehr, denn die letzten Tage ohne ein wirkliches Ziel waren mir etwas zu planlos. Vielleicht aber auch mal ganz gut nichts zu verfolgen.
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    • Day 2


      February 4, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Bißchen herumspaziert, hübsche kleinere, ältere Häuser, viele Lokale und Geschäfte, die Hälfte ca. offen. Viele nette architektonische Feinheiten. Bemerkenswert sind die schönen Kacheln die oft verwendet werden. Wahrscheinlich ein maurisches Erbe. Beim Einkaufen merkt man gleich: Viel Schinken und Meeresfrüchte.Read more

    • Day 155


      February 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Walk around Fuengirola shops. The statues of Queen Isbella and King Ferdinand, who's unity of marriage created the rise of the Spanish inquisition.With the fall of Grenada they expelled the Jews and reinforced Catholicism.Read more

    • Day 6

      Lazy Sunday

      August 1, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      A relaxing Sunday with an unusually late lunch (17:45) because "las primas" - as we are now calling our cousin Lola and her partner Vale - had been working. In the evening they took us on a trip to Fuengirola where they serve the best burgers in the world!
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    • Day 35

      Enjoying the Sunshine

      February 3, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

      It was our final relaxing day at Marina del Sol. We walked along the beach and I gathered several pieces of sea glass to add to my collection for the jewellery I plan to make some day! Then we hiked up to the Castle of Sohail that we passed by so often. There were beautiful views from up there so we just sat on the bench and took it all in. This was the warmest day we’ve had....15 degrees, sunny and no wind!Read more

    • Day 32

      A Soggy Weekend

      January 31, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

      Our area of the Costa del Sol is the sunniest in Spain, getting over 320 days of sunshine annually. So the odds were good that we would have nice weather. Well we just experienced 2 very miserable days where we were forced to stay indoors. The sky was black with storm clouds and the wind was gusting at 85 km/h. When it rained the water came into the living room under the patio door. The windows were rattling and our balcony furniture got thrown about. The temperature was only 13 degrees but I’m sure there was a wind chill factor! The following two days continued to be cloudy, cool and windy but we were tired of being indoors. We found a palm tree branch had blown over and partially blocked our exit. There were very few people out and the restaurants were empty but very little noticeable damage. There were still 4 foot waves and the tunnel under the highway that takes us to the beach was flooded. We were glad to wake up to blue skies and sunshine today.Read more

    • Day 26

      Costa del Sol.....or the UK???

      January 25, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      It hasn’t taken us long to figure out the lay of the land. The most noticeable thing was that we have left behind the colour and flavour of the real Spain and have entered Brit country. The tourists, mostly with British accents, seem to outnumber the locals. Despite that, the beach area is very nice with wide walkways, bike trails, lots of benches for John’s rest stops, statues and buskers. The beach front avenue is lined with small ethnic restaurants. We’ve had chips at the Brit’s fish & chip shop; tapas at the cafe owned by a French chef; and a pizza special at a Moroccan place. We had interesting conversations with each of the owners. There is a large parking lot between the beachfront and the highway into town. I was surprised to see it full of RVs in the evening, so I guess this is a universal practice!

      We’ve continued to do long walks every day. I discovered the Miramar Shopping Centre that is about the size of Polo Park and has the largest Carrefour supermarket. It’s similar to Superstore but double the size. I’ve been going there every other day to pick up groceries since I’ve been mostly preparing meals at our condo. The distance is 2 km and a 20 minute walk (30-35 minutes if my anchor is with me!). We’ve also walked along the beach promenade into town where I found a fruiteria (produce market) and panaderia (bakery). Fruits and vegetables are cheaper here than at home and are mostly locally produced. The bakery is simply delicious and fattening, also with very inexpensive artisan breads. We’ve been enjoying locally grown olives, mandarin oranges and almonds, as well as locally made marmalade. The hardest part of our day is the uphill climb back to our resort.
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    • Day 22

      Travel Day - Granada to Fuengirola

      January 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 21 °C

      Although our travel distance today was just 160 km, it was going to be our most complicated travel day yet. We splurged on a taxi to the bus station and the driver was so nice and honest that he didn’t want to accept the small tip that we offered. We had an uneventful 1 1/2 hour bus trip to Malaga followed by a short walk to the nearby train station. Here we boarded a local train that only runs for 35 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the area known as the Costa del Sol. We got off at the last stop in the town of Fuengirola. My map app worked like a charm this time and we were happy to learn that the bus station was just a block away. As a bonus, our bus was waiting there. This final bus trip was a short 10 km where we were let off at the side of the road. One of the passengers told me to quickly hop off and get our luggage from the storage area before the bus took off again. Seeing the bus leave with our luggage would have pushed John over the edge for sure! At this point we weren’t exactly sure where to find our resort but fortunately a German couple came along and were able to give us directions even though they didn’t speak English. We had to haul our luggage up a steep, gravel and rock trail to the paved road that led to our resort, all uphill! That last stretch was a killer. All of this travel took us just 4 hours and my directions and plans were spot-on this time. We were both shocked how smoothly the day went considering all the transfers we had to make.

      We checked in at the timeshare, Marina del Sol, and were assigned a 2 bedroom unit that was up one more hill. Thankfully, resort staff helped us with our luggage. This resort is so huge that they have an open-air train to transport you around the property. We are in an older section that is like a townhouse with the 2 bedrooms upstairs. It is clean, spacious and has the best view so we’re happy with our temporary home, especially since I had reserved this at a sale price of $400/week. We’ll be here for 2 weeks so that we can reflect and recover from the hectic pace of the last 3 weeks. Whew!!
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Fuengirola, فوينخيرولا, FGR, Фуэнхирoла, 29640, Фуэнхирола, Фуенхирола, Фуенхірола, 丰希罗拉

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