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Terraces, views, wines, tapas.

October 19, 2011

Add authentic to this list and you get Almunecar – still on the “Costa” (Marbella was on the Costa del Sol, this one is the Costa Tropical), much smaller, plenty of traditional community activity all around, including a vibrant fish market and a general feeling that this is really authentic. What helped was the superb apartments we booked – 1 kilometer from the beach, spectacular views of sea, bay, old city and church on the hill and mountainside behind us. Wine and dinner on the terrace for us last night and we found it hard to tear ourselves away this morning.
But tonight’s views and sunset for our evening drinks on the long balcony of the 4 star Hotel Alhambra Palace provided exquisite vies of Granada below and the Sierra Nevada surrounding it. Tomorrow morning we’re booked in for the first-listed of Spain’s top 28 Experiences – the Alhambra Palace complex.
We’re relishing the various tapas offerings back here in Spain and love it when they always give you olives or peanuts or chips with every drink you order. Apart from one tangine meal and cous cous that was always light and satisfying, the Moroccan food seemed to lack flavors or interest. Was it because they sanitized it for tourists in tour groups?

From → Alex and Janine

4 Comments
  1. Gerry permalink

    I just took a walk around Marbella (Google). Last time you mentioned Mirabella, I couldn’r find it in Spain – I’m sure I could have bought a lot of Mirebelas at Bunnings. The trip is looking very picturesque and I’m looking forward to photos.

    Gerry

    • Sorry about the mispellings, but you should see the weird and wonderful positions I’ve had to place the keyboard for the iPad. Pictures will all be edited in as soon as I get back home to my laptop. Keep on reading. cheers, Alex.

  2. Trish Fisher permalink

    just home from our wonderful travels, I am now drooling over your blogs!!!!!! sounds wonderful. cant wait to see the pictures.
    Trish Fish

    • We’ve been thinking a lot about your Vietnam trip Trish and Pete and hoping the rains haven’t affected you too much. Pictures will be edited into our blog as soon as we get back home; one week to go. Cheers, Alex.

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