Blogs from Marbella, Andalusia, Spain, Europe


Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella August 27th 2014

Hola everyone! A few things we have noticed on this trip in Europe is that dogs are allowed in shops, restaurants and buses. Some girls copy the Paris Hilton's of this world and carry their small dogs under one arm..... We're really getting the hang of an afternoon siesta after a great lunch and some wine - finding it very easy to do.. On Monday we did some stuff around the house, had lunch and pretty much relaxed at home during the day. Yesterday we decided to go to the Rock of Gibraltar and check out one of the golf courses we'd been advised to go, thought we might go there for lunch. Well, we travelled for ages and could see the Rock in the distance and followed signs, as it turned out - the wrong ... read more
John having his lunch
Massage parlour
Part of an old fort

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella August 25th 2014

Hola! Well here we are in Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain. Such a different place with amazing scenery. Hills and barren mountains in the background, with very lush green golf courses and the Mediterranean sea on the other side - can see it out of my window as I do this blog. So let's go back a few steps first. We caught the train late in the day to Rome, strangely enough our tickets weren't even checked so wonder how many people get a free ride? There is a machine that you put your ticket in to but we didn't as we didn't have the usual type of ticket that it takes. A non Italian speaking man told people around him that they were on the wrong train - a group of chinese girls in particular. ... read more
View from La Cala (not Santa Maria)
View from La Cala golf resort
Saw this one in a window

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella January 17th 2013

Marbella has the remains of the old Muslim walls, Marbella's casco antiguo. The old town has a maze of picturesque winding streets and charming little plazas, with plenty of outdoor bars where you can sampletypical Andalusian cuisine. At the center of this intricate pattern of alleyways is Plaza de los Naranjos, with the 3 to 4 century old town hall and fountain. Getting lost in this maze is the best way to experience this historic town. Marbella also has the modern and opulent section c... read more
Historic Marbella
Historic Marbella
Historic Marbella

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella July 27th 2012

After arriving in Marbella, we settled into our Pension that we were staying at. It was actually fairly nice, really cheap 2 bed room all to ourselves, with towels, a TV (that we later found out didn´t work), and an air conditioning machine! What a luxury! This was high living to us :) Sasha had found out that her dad´s girlfriends´s son Seann, and his girlfriend Sarah were vacationing in Marbella, so we were looking forward to seeing them again. We had stayed with them two nights in Fulham, London so it had been awhile since we had seen them. Sasha and I decided to take naps before the evening got started, so we slept until about 6, then got ready to meet Sean and Sarah at the Plaza of the Oranges. Marbela is a beautiful ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella February 25th 2011

Jakos nie spieszno nam zmieniac kontynent..Po paru romantycznych nocach na tarasie nieczynnego hotelu przy plazy i pelni ksiezyca znalezlismy calkiem fajny hostel Aduar 10eur za noc i tak sie troche tu zasiedzielismy:) Dorabiamy sobie, dobrze idzie wiec jak ktos zadny MAroka to niech tu zajrzy za jakis tydzien conajmniej. ... read more
los cavalleros i los bykos
taki dziwny kwiat

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella » Puerto Jose Banus February 20th 2011

Przeczlapalismy kolejne 30km i na razie mamy dosc.. Fajnie zreszta sie tak idzie wybrzezem. Do Gibraltaru jeszcze ok 120km. Mozna po drodze isc boso bawiac sie piachem i uciekac przed falami,znajdowac muszelki i ukladac z nich mandale, smazyc sie wiatrem i sloncem, przekraczac wpadajace do morza rzeczko-strumki,isc meczaca autostrada i kupic sobie w przydroznej budce loda o smaku malaga z rodzynkami( M.mowi ze sie chwale ze se kupilam loda), mijac okoliczne hacjendy o nazwie "los chapas"(czyt. los ciapas) i duzo innych rzeczy ogladac mozna sobie po drodze..... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella January 27th 2011

New Year's Day 2011 A late start and walk along the beach at Cabopino welcomes in 2011.... read more
Cabopino Beach NYD
Jack rescues Ben

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella January 27th 2011

January 2011 - Camping Cabopino, Marbella Mixed in with school and domestics have been some very enjoyable activities shared with fellow campers. On the evening of 5th we went to Marbella to see the procession of the Three Kings. This date is important to Spanish children as this is when they traditionally receive their Christmas presents. The procession of floats passes through the town, during the journey sweets are thrown to the crowds. We now have enough boiled sweets to last the rest of the trip ! We played a mean petanque competition against our fellow campers with Maxine winning the Cup and Ben the Plate and the Morris family taking home all the prize money ! Ker-ching ! Bill proved his culinary expertise with a BBQ and a Paella Sunday Special on both occasions the ... read more
Petanca Team
Its a serious game this !
Paella Sunday

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella January 27th 2011

Thursday 30th – Friday 31st December 2010 2010 ends on dampish note but that didn’t prevent us seeing in the New Year in the good company of other ‘campers’ including Alan ( a pro session musician who provided the music ) and Bill & Carole who provide the venue. Happy New Year and Happy Camping ! ... read more
Happy New Year
Who invited this strange bloke ?
Its a hard life if you weaken !

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Marbella » Puerto Jose Banus January 24th 2011

Friday 17th December – Wednesday 29th December 2010 Due to the generosity of a friend offering the use of his villa over Christmas we move the few km to Puerto Banus. The following day we had a major storm with thunder and lightning for seven hours – quite spectacular. The electricity supply failed just as dinner came out of the oven so we ate by candlelight. Could have been worse we could have been camping ! Sam finally joins us at the third attempt after his original and following flights were cancelled due to lack of cabin crew caused by bad weather. The following few days were spent preparing for Christmas - Presents, Tree, Decorations, Food and Drinks shopping. Wednesday 22nd December Bill and Carole came over for El Gordo ( the fat one ) the ... read more
I want one of those !
Ronda - Christmas
Ronda - Gorge

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