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by Kathy
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: The Palace of the Moorish King, Ronda
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

The story sounds more or less correct, as far as I know, the owners are a couple German/ Latin American. They restored beautifully Casa Imperial in Seville and hoped to do the same in Ronda. This was 10 years ago now. http://www.casaimperial.com/ The Ronda property was used as a set in a Madonna mus...
by Kathy
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do you sunbathe?
Replies: 42
Views: 7550

I don't sunbathe and when I look at Northern Europeans, the same age as myself who have resided in the sun for the same length of time as I have, its reaped rewards. I´m out in the sun a lot I always try to use use protection and in summer a floppy hat. On a recent trip to England I had a few people...
by Kathy
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Travelling to Tangiers - advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

The small amount of money you invest in a guide is well worth it to prevent constant pestering to buy carpets, etc etc etc
by Kathy
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: house/contents insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

I have an All risks policy for my jewelery. I lost an earring whilst on holiday in England. ( The earrings cost 200 euros) after retracing my steps, I went to the police station to see if it had been handed and filled in a lost property form. I returned and made a claim to the insurance company, my ...
by Kathy
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Travelling to Tangiers - advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Villa Josephine ia an amazing place to have lunch or dinner, you need to pre book
by Kathy
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dress Code for a Funeral
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

I totally agree its more important to be there and pay your respects, its just so contradicory to how the Spanish ladies in particular are always so
well dressed.
by Kathy
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dress Code for a Funeral
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

Dress Code for a Funeral

Unfortunately this summer I have been to two funerals. One thing that really struck me was the dress code. The Spanish always take such pride in their dress code, however at the two funerals, it was almost contradictory. The congregation adorned almost every colour possible and very few wore black. ...
by Kathy
Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hitch-hiking in Andalucia
Replies: 13
Views: 2386

The last hitchhikers I picked up, were a couple ( male and female) of medics working in a hospital in Wales and they had a task for Charity, of who could arrive in Africa first by hitchhiking, I don’t know if they won, but I gave them a lift from Sotogrande to Algercias. They had huge professionally...
by Kathy
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Olvera
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Yes its a "picture postcard" type village. If your looking for village life and you dont mind hiking up the steep streets, its worth considering.
by Kathy
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hitch-hiking in Andalucia
Replies: 13
Views: 2386

Apart from the Traifa / Algercias area hitchhiking isn´t common in Andalucia.
Buses however are very inexpensive.
by Kathy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar by car
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

I always take the car in and park in the ICC car park at the bottom of Main street. Morrisons is ok for short term parking. The queues arent so bad at the moment. Avoid coming out at 5-6pm.
by Kathy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: malaga to barcelona by train
Replies: 16
Views: 4027

I took the sleeper train a couple of years ago from BCN to Malaga, the smoke form other carriages came right through the vents into the sleepers, it was really bad.
I believe there is a fast train now, sounds like a much batter option.
by Kathy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Sunday in Seville
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Its not near you would need to get a taxi from there to the alcazaba, however there is parking with a "stick man". You could leave your car there and take a cab to the Reales Alcazares.
by Kathy
Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hotel Search
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

I booked a hotel in Barcelona, really good rates and I didnt have to pay until I got to the hotel. They asked for my credit card to reserve and I paid the amount specified at the Hotel. I reveiewd the rate at the hotel and found that the rate paid was cheaper than booking with the hotel direct. All ...
by Kathy
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Sunday in Seville
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

The Plaza de España is another good place to visit you can park right outside, its all on the flat and enjoy the ceramic tiles from the different Spanish provinces. The Alcazaba is also very worthwhile visiting http://www.andalucia.com/cities/seville/alcazar.htm http://www.andalucia.com/cities/sevil...
by Kathy
Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Wedding fever in Andalucia. Estoy de boda.
Replies: 12
Views: 13758

I asked a couple of Spanish friends at the wedding why they don´t have speeches and they both said, its just not customary to have them, unless of course you marry foreigner.
by Kathy
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Wedding fever in Andalucia. Estoy de boda.
Replies: 12
Views: 13758

Wedding fever in Andalucia. Estoy de boda.

I went to a wedding last weekend, have another today and another in a few weeks time. Seems like wedding fever is in the air. Anybody have any good Spanish wedding stories? One thing I do miss in a Spanish wedding are the speeches. My Spanish Friend who is getting married in a few weeks time, is int...
by Kathy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Mucho viento!
Replies: 22
Views: 4653

The windy one is the "Costa de la Luz" You can even buy Tarifa bumper stickers and t shirts with 365 windy days. After saying that I´m seeing more and more kite and windsurfing being called out on the Costa del Sol than ever before. Driving along the Costa del Sol this evening all the tops of the pa...
by Kathy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Jerez or Seville?
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Sara is amazing in concert. Ive seen her twice live.

Los Gallos in the Barrio Santa Cruz has a superb flamenco show

There is a very authentic bar in Triana called something like Anselmos?????
also worth a visit. Purist type of place.
by Kathy
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Long Haul from Malaga?
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Most far East destinations work out cheaper via London, however Qantas now have a Madrid office, try them for price they can add on an internal Spanish flight via Iberia