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26th February 2020

thanks
Fabulous to have all this information! I look forward to the film!!!
From Blog: Morocco Summary
18th February 2020

Home!
I am glad you arrived home safely, but will miss meandering around Spain and North Africa with you. What fun we had! What a lot of omelettes we ate. Thanks for sharing all of this!
From Blog: The Journey Home
18th February 2020

Where to next?
This blog post read like an episode of EastEnders. A good episode.
18th February 2020

All Hambra, all the time
Sorry to hear you can't just wander into the Alhambra. Many years ago we did; no queue, just get a ticket and wander around. I left it wondering why we don't do more with tiles in our home decor.
17th February 2020

Home long before me!
Welcome home Richard! Though you’ve been home for the last few days while I’ve been following you in Maroc. I really enjoyed the blogs, despite the big gap while I was working, lots to savour. So we’ll planned, as always, and a brilliant reccy for anyone thinking of going over there too. Hopefully see you soon when you’re rested and acclimatised and the weather improves. Go well til then. Love, and thanks for the tour, A x
From Blog: The Journey Home
17th February 2020

Hopping from one continent to another
While you were in Morocco my mate Lorna sent me a beaut sunset pic of Morocco from her home in Canillas SW of Malaga. Now I have your last glimpse of the same land mass. I wonder if we go to the same bus station cafe in Malaga, May even be called Bus Stop cafe, I’m fond of it as it marks my arrival in S Spain quick drink olives anchovies while waiting for Canillas bus. X
From Blog: A hop to Spain
16th February 2020

Memories
That shot of the pots sellers took me right back to all the potters we saw there in 69, so tempting, still have the pots we bought! Glad you had a restful day and road trips went well, with top views. My fave breakfast so far is Jan’s bread with oils and almond dips yum. Enjoying your blue skies cos it’s 2nd storm time here. X
From Blog: Coached!
16th February 2020

Memories
My blogs have been rather sparodic due to wi-fi issues, but glad you're catching up! Good to see Mike again in Malaga and spend some time in his place near Granada. He was glad he'd made the funeral, as were his daughters. Luckily my bowel problem was more cold related than bacterial, so passed to my chest as heavy cough which just left me whilst in Granada. Now back to cold & rain...
From Blog: Coached!
16th February 2020

,I’m only just catching up and you’re in Tafraoute!
Such a shame you had to part from your mate Michael, sad for him, but you always find good company. Jan seems top! I loved the sight of those bonkers boulders. Shame your bowels couldn’t cope with Tafraoute. Lovely mountain pics, and yes, I also wondered about the pointy hat outcrop. Keep safe and well. X
16th February 2020

Back in England!
Sadly we had 2 rather scary attempts to land at Leeds Bradford and then diverted to Manchester - arrrived 11.45 pm but had to wait an hour on the plane for a bus to the terminal...Our friends were waiting to give us a lift home from Leeds so watched us fail - and we told them to return home as too long to wait for us. We ended up staying over at Manchester airport hotel - in bed by 1.30 am...and now going to hire a car to get us home ( couldn’t face dragging cases and golf club hold-all by train with 2 changes) Expensive diversion .... will think seriously re flying from Leeds again - our friends had the same last Sun - diverted to Liverpool and bused back to Leeds to pick up the car ! Proves the cheapest option ( Ryanair ) not always the best 😏 Looking forward to getting home to home comforts ... obviously including the odd glass of wine or two ...😀
From Blog: The Journey Home
16th February 2020

Back in England!
Glad you got back in one piece Carol, hope Ryanair paid for your hotel! Robin Hood may go your way in future - a good modern airport (I've gone off Leeds/Brad since continuing upgrade). Welcome home anyway and take it easy on that wine.
From Blog: The Journey Home
15th February 2020

rrd on another jaunt
Love the blog rrd
From Blog: The Journey Home
14th February 2020

Welcome Home!
Really enjoyed reading your blogs Richard. Sounds like you’ve had an interesting trip. Think of us arriving back tomorrow -Sat - to Leeds Bradford airport during Storm Denis! ( actually hoping we arrive before the worst of the strong winds...🤞) Just spent a month in Murcia, Spain - very lovely it was too.... sadly Blogger was playing up so did not do a blog this trip. Peace and Chips , Carol and Graham x
From Blog: The Journey Home
15th February 2020

Welcome home
Hope you managed to land at Leeds/Bradford as heard it was closed today (Saturday), but Robin Hood may be nearer home for you? Fancy us all being in Spain at the same time! It was a bit of a relief to get home, cold though it is...
From Blog: The Journey Home
9th February 2020
The very faint Rock of Gibraltar

Rock!
Weird horrible thing overrun by wild monkeys. It looms menacingly, if you ask me.
From Blog: A hop to Spain
9th February 2020

Rain in Spain?
What do John and Cath do in Malaga? I remember it as a quiet town, with pretty walks and fish restaurants and sherry bars near the sea.
From Blog: A hop to Spain
9th February 2020
A dissolving Kasbah

returning to nature....
Maybe the boulder-painting guy will come by and patch this up!
From Blog: Coached!
8th February 2020

Loving all the updates and fabulous photos just as India feel like we’re on the journey too! Keep safe ,enjoy the remaining time and respect google it’s always watching 😂xx😘xx
From Blog: Up and Over
8th February 2020

Tangiers!
We stayed several times at the Hotel Chellah, a tad SW of the Petit Socco. I do remember how welcoming everyone was: the elaborately robed doorman, the elaborately robed porter, the chic woman at the front desk. Upon our return, they welcomed us like family. We had fun wandering around, and as we were attending a conference about art, there were bizarre performance moments all week at the hotel. I taught Jesse to order "du l'eau tonique" and "un croissant s'il vous plait!" at the lobby bar, perched on his bar stool, and we all got along famously.
8th February 2020

I also had an elaborately robed doorman who carried my heavy bag upstairs for me! Maybe same guy? Seems Jesse knows more French than me si vous plait. I'm terrible and just learn "Parley vous Angelaise?"
8th February 2020

Buses
So what do you do on the long coach and train trips? I looked up the miles, and it was something over 600 from Tafroute back up north to Tangier. Write a novel?
8th February 2020

On 1st bus I looked out of window a lot in the mountains & talked with Maryanne or the German couple. On the 2nd I dozed and listened to my mp3's. On trains I talked or read my book of Moroccan Folk Tales. But mostly I looked out of the window...
8th February 2020
One of at least 8 lifts to beach, Tangier

Pretty cool
That was installed since we were there. I just remember rocky steps to the beach. And views of the beach from nice balconies at hotels and cafes.

Tot: 0.061s; Tpl: 0.01s; cc: 8; qc: 17; dbt: 0.0052s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.2mb