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by Gardenofengland
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4485

Re: Disappearing History

Did I mention my passionate interest in History ? :think: Well I wasn't going to comment about the problems in several countries with regard to the vandalising and distruction of historical monuments, but it worries me that similar mindless distruction could happen in Spain. History happened , it c...
by Gardenofengland
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice/Info for those stuck away
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Re: Advice/Info for those stuck away

gerryh wrote:The hotels that are open are listed here:-
https://www.andalucia.com/health/corona ... otels-open
Cheers
Gerry
This is the link to all Spain hotels from the British embassy Madrid

https://t.co/H2uHCUhIu2?amp=1
by Gardenofengland
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice/Info for those stuck away
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Re: Advice/Info for those stuck away

The hotels are open for essential workers and those having to attend elderly relatives etc or special circumstances. Not sure that it covers people just driving back to their home countries. It did cover people in transit as well. But many of them are gradual closing maybe lack of custom and we did...
by Gardenofengland
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice/Info for those stuck away
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Re: Advice/Info for those stuck away

When did you do that journey Gardenofengland? I thought all hotels were shut now? A friend drove back to the UK in his camper van but that was in the first week of lockdown and he didn't have too many problems. We left Almunecar Friday 17th April. There is a list of hotels open for people in transi...
by Gardenofengland
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice/Info for those stuck away
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Re: Advice/Info for those stuck away

After 3 cancelled Brittany Ferry sailings we decided to drive back to UK. Got stopped twice in Spain the first leaving Almunecar. Stopped overnight in Burgos. Crossed into France at Irun no problems and again got stopped twice coming through the tolls. Motorway was empty so we skipped our booked ove...
by Gardenofengland
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Northern Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Northern Spain

We did a mini 10 day driving tour on our way to Costa Tropical Sep 2018. Bilbao, Oviedo, Compostela ( lots of tourists) Coimbra (P) Caceras (A hidden gem), then on to Cadiz and Cordoba. Recommend all except Coimbra in Portugal (not paying any attention to Michael Portillo again!) But the drive throu...
by Gardenofengland
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Data only SIM for MiFi Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 9585

Re: Data only SIM for MiFi Advice

We will be in Almuñecar.
by Gardenofengland
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Data only SIM for MiFi Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 9585

Data only SIM for MiFi Advice

We will be in Spain for almost 3 months from January. The apartment we are renting does not have Internet. We do have a MIFi with 19gb per month roaming data with 3. However this will not be enough to stream TV. We are looking at buying a prepaid SIM card from Spainsur, which costs €100 for 30 days ...
by Gardenofengland
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: New Belgian Spanish Restaurant Almunecar
Replies: 4
Views: 34748

New Belgian Spanish Restaurant Almunecar

Just back for our Sept/Oct visit and another new place on Paseo Reina Sofia. Christian Y Cesar Palace..worth a visit just for the name! But a modern white place with a moorish touch with a great Menu del Dia and noche 3 courses for €10 and very nice it was with plenty to choose from. Lovely friendly...
by Gardenofengland
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice on winter rental please
Replies: 24
Views: 20045

Re: Advice on winter rental please

We stay for just under 90 days in Almunecar. It's a working town.with plenty of activities and a good mix of nationalities but not so many British. There are several agencies that do winter rentals we use rentinamunecar have done for 5 years and always stay in the same apartment 3miles out of town b...
by Gardenofengland
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant Almunecar
Replies: 2
Views: 10896

Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant Almunecar

At last an Indian restaurant. On the Paseo Reine Sofia. Great authentic food. A few hiccups, but only to be expected with a new venture. But a big turnout for the opening taster night and a full restaurant the night after. A bit out of the town centre but worth the walk.
by Gardenofengland
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?
Replies: 51
Views: 27886

Re: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?

Like costakid I don’t live full time in Spain either. When we bought our villa ten years ago it was the sun, scenery, Spanish culture and the short flight from the UK that attracted us. And we haven’t regretted it once even though the value of the property has fallen significantly. I enjoy living i...
by Gardenofengland
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: 0.5% Wine can you buy it?
Replies: 2
Views: 12347

0.5% Wine can you buy it?

Trying to keep to my dry Jan when we decamp to Spain next week and was wondering if anybody has any suggestions for 0.5% red wine. When we were in Almunecar in Sep I did browse in Mercadona but to be fair I was only looking for the Tinto de Verano. Can you get any that tastes OK without having to ch...
by Gardenofengland
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving England to Anderlucia
Replies: 32
Views: 10206

Re: Driving England to Anderlucia

Any suggestions where we can look for a cheap base to rent for a few months in Anderlucia - estate agents ? Thanks, Alan First time we wintered in Spain we booked 55 nights in an old town house via AirB. We lasted 15 days! and nearly went home. It was beautifully furnished etc but freezing when the ...
by Gardenofengland
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving England to Anderlucia
Replies: 32
Views: 10206

Re: Driving England to Anderlucia

The easiest route on the body is the long 21 hour ferry. I have done all the routes over the years and the costs are all about the same taking into consideration tolls, fuel, food, hotel. Plymouth Santander allows dogs on board. Some allow dogs in cabins. I agree we have done the through France rou...