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Semana Santa parade  
   

Semana Santa parade

We were lucky enough to be in Marbella in the week leading up to Easter when most places in Spain hold 'week of the saints' festivals. wonderful marching bands with VERY loud drumming!
Between a Rock and a Hard Place

April 24th 2012
Gibraltar is an anomaly. Geographically it’s in Spain, and they’d really like it back, but for now it’s British - from the pics you can see even the weather is British – I imagine an isolated cold front hovering over it permanently while the sun blazes over the rest of Spain. We went there with Pat and Ann, who you met in the last blog, (thanks again for the tour guys!) and ... read more
Africa » Morocco

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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