Río de Güi

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  • Day4

    Nerja and Balcony of Europe

    June 21, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Today we expanded our horizons and, after sleeping late and spending part of the day on the beach, we took a drive to the nearby town of Nerja. We were seeking to see prehistoric cave drawings that are said to be over 35,000 years old. Little did we know, the summer hours for the caves begin July 1st and we arrived after closing time. We had read, however, that near the center of the town of Nerja was the "Balcony of Europe" so we headed there. Our disappointment in not seeing the caves was soon displaced by the enjoyment of walking through the pedestrian streets of Nerja in our search for the balcony. We walked past cafes that spilled into the streets as visitors enjoyed the relaxed environment, as musicians played the accordion to entertain said visitors, and as tourists strolled toward the sea. We were rewarded with a memorable walk, some fine ice cream, and a spectacular view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea via the Balcony of Europe.

    What did we learn today?

    - you can have more than 1 ice cream cone a day (G&K had 3)
    - We're addicted to wi-fi so we go down stairs to a small Moroccan themed, bar/cafe to connect back to our virtual world (sometimes we buy something, sometimes we're pirates)
    - It is not easy to sign up for soccer camps and to get acclimated to a new soccer program via slow wifi
    - A zip line on the beach is more fun than almost anything else
    - Don't assume that summer schedules are equivalent for Europeans and Americans
    - When the Tartunga (the little bar downstairs) runs out of fresh lemons for lemonade, they'll run across the street and pick up more from the local market
    - The local market store is smaller than the smallest bedroom in my house
    - The local tomatoes here are way better than the grocery store tomatoes at home
    - The locals stay up late and open the Tartunga late (at 9M) for coffee and breakfast
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    Kim Shaw

    Memories of your wedding?


    Somewhat! There's also a hotel here called Laguna Beach so that's even more memorable!


    Very Nice!

  • Day3

    G: first full day in Torrox-costa

    June 20, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    After our first day in Spain we just relaxed all day. We went to the beach and just chilled for a while. We also went on a zip line that was on the beach which was very fun. We came back for lunch and we just had sandwiches with meat, cheese, and lettuce and tomato. It was delicious. We then went to a little restaurant where we got some lemonade and connected to the wifi. Then we went back to the beach and stayed there until about 8 which was dinner time. We went to a restaurant on the beach and I got a big sandwich with egg, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on it. We went to bed around midnight since we had eaten so late!Read more

    Kim Shaw

    Are your parents making you two girls do all the documenting of the trip?!

  • Day7

    St. John's Eve

    June 24, 2016 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Tonight we experienced St. John's eve which is apparently much celebrated in Spain. I don't have good wifi but, from what I could tell, it is related to the summer solstice festivities of the pagans many years ago.

    We were getting to bed when we heard much commotion outside (mind you, this was just before midnight). From our balcony, we observed that the beach was crowded with party goers who were near the water as the clock turned to midnight. Some folks entered the water for a swim while in other areas fireworks boomed for another 20 minutes. Bonfires raged on the beach and it appeared that fire-lit lanterns were launched into the sky.

    One of the great things about traveling is experiencing the unexpected and seeing the locals celebrate this festival was a worthwhile experience!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Río de Güi, Rio de Gui