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  • Day645

    Mennems in Murcia!

    March 12, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    From our base at Lo Monte campsite in Pilar de la Horadada, on the Mar Menor, we were only a few miles from friends Michelle and Shaun, whom we had met the previous year when skiing in the Sierra Nevada. A lovely catch up and lunch next to the beach was followed by a surprise visit to see Orlando, Michelle's ex-racehorse. Eager to show us what a beauty he is, she asked if we would like to ride him. It wasn't for me, not being very confident around horses, but Chris was very happy to switch from a motorbike saddle to a horse saddle for a walk around the paddock.

    It was also a great base from which to visit the city of Murcia on the banks of the Rio Segura. What a gem of a city it is; small enough to visit on foot, full of beautiful architecture and elegance, and delicious tapas.

    The 1748 baroque facade of the Catedral de Santa Maria reminded us of our time in Sicily, though this had originally been built in 1394 on the site of a mosque, like most of the cathedrals and churches in Spain. Whilst the interior was impressive, the chapels, choir and main altar were all behind black iron railings which gave a feeling of oppression rather than welcome. We found that very strange.

    Next we visited the Real Casino de Murcia (Royal Casino), which opened as a gentlemen's club in 1847, and remains so though the ground floor is open to the public. It has quite recently been restored to its former glory and given the Royal seal of approval by King Juan Carlos. The building is a melting pot of different designs and an audio guide navigated us through a colourful Moorish-style patio, a classic English-style library with 20,000 books, a ballroom with glittering chandeliers, and a ladies powder room with a ceiling fresco of cherubs and angels.

    Feeling peckish, we headed over to Piazza San Pedro which was buzzing with restaurants and tapas bars. We ordered a selection of impressive tapas including a mouth-watering ceviche that we could have eaten over and over again, cod with pork fat crumb and squid-ink sauce, and croquettes of mushrooms and black pudding. All delicious.
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  • Day95

    Towards Alicante

    December 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    So I decided to go back to the first helpx place to have an address to have my backpack sent. I might as well stay there for a while, waiting for the days to get longer and the weather to get better... It's the warmest place of Spain, after all... I'll see... I don't need to get anywhere anymore, actually! At first I had to rush south to keep warm and for that, the trailer was kind of useful, but now I can just enjoy the life where I am and just bother about what I feel like doing! So I'll get back to that place where I have a friend, already! I need to analyze that feeling of always wanting to move, always wanting to discover other things as if I couldn't enjoy fully what is around and always should find better further on... I think it's due to some kind of fear... I'll work on that! 😊

    Oh yes! I found myself a nice small shelter, again tonight. It's nice not to have to build the tent or the tarp!

    Oh and I did a bit of hitch-hike also, today! Again the trailer is really NOT practical for it but that's okay, I'll see it off soon, anyways!

    Good night everybody! 🙏😊
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  • Day82

    Casa pedrera 2

    December 16, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Okay now is time to move again, or rather on the next moon! After two weeks that went by very quick, thanks to the routine, I feel like moving again! It's not that it's not nice, here (actually the weather is apparently the nicest I'll see in Continental Europe) but it's too isolated and I miss movement and people! This area is a retired English place, not very party-like... This is no Spain, it's an illusion! 🤣🤣 So let's hit the road, again and find people!Read more

  • Day1

    Stuttgart-alicante es geht los

    July 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Schön wenn man eine Tochter hat die in Spanien lebt, schön wenn man Freunde hat die mitreisen . Auch wenn man um 4 Uhr morgens die Reise mit Tannen Zäpfchen startet 😳😳😳 nein wir haben kein Alkoholproblem😀😀 ab in den Flieger und viel freu freu auf das "Kind "

  • Day2

    Finca und Strand

    July 8, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Finca mit Butler ist bezogen und der Strand von Las Pilmeras wartet. Wir starten den Standbesuch mit einem Gläschen Tinto verano ....nein wir haben immer noch kein alkoholproblem 😊😊 das Meer ist blau , der Strand feinsandig , der Himmel wolkenlos . Und wir sind einfach .........glücklich

  • Day3

    Die Rentner auf Probe relaxen

    July 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Wie alle hochbetagten starten wir den Tag gemütlich. Es ist heiß sehr heiß , husch husch zum Pool , die Wassergymnastik Gruppe wartet und geht wie immer an ihr äußerstes sportliches Limit . Danach wissenschaftliche Studien (siehe Buchtitel ) im schatten, um den Tag am Abend beim Bummel über Torreviejas Markt ausklingen zu lassen 😀😀😀Read more

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