Blogs from Almería, Andalusia, Spain, Europe


Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería June 23rd 2019

Bonjour à tous, Tout d'abord une correction, hier je vous ai dit que je me rendais à Grenade, en fait j'avais oublié Alméria 200-250km avant. Pour ceux qui ne liraient pas jusqu'à la fin, aller voir la dernière photo, je crois que je vais réconcilier tout monde entre les pros buildings, et les pros topless. (lol) (mdr). Dormir au milieu d'une orangeraie a du avoir des effets soporifiques, 9h d'un trait, bonne récupération. Un bon petit dej, et départ pour une journée qui devrait être géniale. Enfin sur le papier. Je sais que j'ai environ 180km d'autoroute, ensuite une nationale qui passe entre la Sierra de Los Filabres à ma droite et la Sierra Alhamilla à ma gauche. Un beau parcours. Pour ça je me contrains, à faire multiples programmations sur le gps pour être sur ... read more
Sierra Los Filares
de la glace ??
la route au milieu des oliviers

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería July 29th 2018

26th July Almeria The approach to Almeria is stunning: the town lies surrounded by semi-desert at the foot of a range of mountains and its coastline alternating by long sandy beaches and steep cliffs. As you wander the streets the feel is more Moroccan than Spanish. This part of Spain is one of the sunniest and driest in Europe, other (maybe interesting) facts are that many spaghetti westerns were filmed here and apparently John Lennon wrote Strawberry Fields Forever whilst filming How I Won the War And not forgetting Game of Thrones The major attractions are the Cathedral and the Alcazaba and of course for us some Tapas and local beer. The Alcazaba, a great fortress stands 300 feet above sea level on three levels. It is undergoing continuing excavation and renovation.The first level was originally ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería June 11th 2018

Los Millares is located just outside the small village of Gador, Andalusia, you really need to find it on google first before you head out as there is no signage until you are almost there then a small red sign appears simply saying Los Millares. Unfortunately this is the norm for Spain, very little to tell you about a place that should be well advertized as Los Millares is considered one of the most important Copper Age sites in all of Europe. The site consits of an urban area with collective burial sites dating back to 3200-2200 B.C. It is a self guilding tour with no admission fee however there is a small information centre at the road where you can obtain a small brochure. It is a good 20 min walk to the first burial ... read more
A little bit of a walk
1 open Burial site
2 openings to the center.

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería » El Ejido May 7th 2017

07 mai 2017 : A midi, nous nous arrêtons à El Campello au lycée français pour voter pàour la présidentielle française. Nous mangeons dans un restaurant à mi-cheminb entre Alicante et Alméria. Nous arrivons à Almerimar à 17H00 chez Carlos, le cousin de Socorro. Nous allons manger une pizza le soir sur le port d'Almerimar tous ensemble. Almerimar est une charmante localité en bord de mer avec son port de plaisance et des bâtiments espagnols typiques.... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería » Cabo de Gata October 31st 2016

Discover Almeria We always wanted to discover and enjoy all the Almeria beaches. That’s why we flew to Almeria this last September. We found a really cheap flight with Ryanair :) The weather was so nice, as Almeria is by the sea and the temperatures are always mild. We were looking to discover all their fabulous beaches. Above all the beaches in the “Cabo de Gata” natural park. Thanks to its conditions of natural park, there are not built too many hotels by the sea. We found many “best Almeria beaches” pages on the internet, so we just followed their instructions :) We rented a motorhome with a local company (Todo Autocaravana), because we read that Almeria is a great place to try it out. Renting a motorhome gave us the freedom to... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería October 27th 2015

Up with the larks for last minute checking and packing and m re checking and packing. Our ride to the Airport arrived, in the form of gather in law Barry, big kisses ans hugs for the dogs and off we went. As is the norm, Alex was selected for a random security check while I was left to retrieve the numerous trays of coats shoes, bags and electronic devices! Flight to Madrid was on time and Alex was delighted to find a priest sitting over the aisle from us. Due more (I think) to the skills of the pilot rather than divine intervention we arrived in Madrid safely where we had an hour to kill the n the duty free shop before boarding our flight to London. Arrived on time at Heathrow and thankfully so did ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería October 24th 2014

It seems like 'forever ago' since we started planning this trip, back on a cold January evening (ok so it wasn't that cold as we live in Mojacar southern Spain) we debated whether, after enjoying a four-day mini cruise in The Bahamas back on November, we may enjoy a slightly longer one. Nothing like one extreme to another, we soon decided to jump in at the deep end (cue 14-days of sea related puns) and book a 14-day Transatlantic respositioning cruise on the Norwegian Epic, the third largest cruise ship in operation. The crossing is a cool 14-days with stops at Madeira, St Maarten, St Thomas and ending in one of my favourite cities in the world, Miami. Now I seriously need to get my annual USA fix so decided to tag six-days in Florida at ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería » Adra September 2nd 2014

Sailing 2014. Start 1 September Aguadulce near Almeria/ Andalucia - Spain. 1/9/2014: After a hectic day in Nerja, my 2 friends Lesley and Phyl took me to Aguadulce to join a sailing boat named Fabiola. We took a nice hostel with a room for 3 and after went to look for the boat. Lesley was not well , so Phyl and me went for a dinner in the harbour of Aguadulce, where we had little peek to see if we could find the Italian boat. Actually we did , as well as her skipper end his daughter. We said hello and promised to meet for a drink but first we had a dinner. Pier ( the skipper) is a very nice , very good looking Italian. Somewhere between a pirate and the Italian mafia. We all ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería August 25th 2014

It's been a while since we have blogged, so quite a lot to catch up on including our Ibizan adventures! Needless to say after Mike's bought of man flu we stayed in Caleta De Velez slightly longer than planned! ...but finally we were ready to set sail again... 15th August Caleta De Velez to Cala La Rijana Distance 32.7nm (7.5hrs) We set off in some mist, visibility a little reduced but not to bad. We were heading for a beach called Playa Cala Honda, giving ourselves a shortish sail for our first day back at sea in a while. The weather is just getting hotter and hotter. We don't have a bimini (Sun shade) on board - not that necessary in the UK!!! SO hats and frequent dips in the sea are important to keep you ... read more
Disco sitting pretty in La Rijana
Malaga beer - very nice......but cans a bit thin - managed to explode one at the til in supermarket
View of my Grandad's old apartment on the cliff in Almeria

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería » Tabernas May 23rd 2014

Ok. Are you ready? Have you been practising overnight? We have. Are you now able to whistle and have you worked out the tune? The reason you need to whistle is that we are off to Spaghetti Western country where the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was filmed in 1966. It starred Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach and has the iconic theme tune written by Ennio Morricone. Now that is why you need to whistle. Get whistling. We woke early as usual. Why is that you need less sleep as you get older. Whatever we plan, our body alarm clocks kick in at 6.15 and we wake. Even if we plan a day of doing nothing bang on 6.15 we are awake and up with the lark. Today was no ... read more
The town
Mini Hollywood
near the saloon

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