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by gavilan
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Fiesta del Monfi at Cutar
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Fiesta del Monfi Cutar

Shukran you are right but its not lunch hour ... two and a half hours as usual!
by gavilan
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Fiesta del Monfi at Cutar
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Fiesta del Monfi Cutar

I forgot to mention ... both days at 14.30 some event in capital letters called HORA DE BUEN YANTAR ... I await with anticipation someone to translate this for me!
by gavilan
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Fiesta del Monfi at Cutar
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Fiesta del Monfi at Cutar

Yes, just got back from visiting the village and asking for info at Town Hall ... just as well as they have changed the dates!!! its now on 21 and 22 October ... and I was given the programme for each day ... although not a lot means anything to me so have no idea of quality/interest etc! eg 'demost...
by gavilan
Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Frigiliana & Nerja in April
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Frigiliana & Nerja in April

I forgot to mention the bandits ... in El Borge (famous for its home grown one called El Bizco ... there is a delightful posada/restaurant in the old building with fotos of bandits, firearms etc and around the bar are old olive mill artefacts ... nice food there too and a website www.posadabandolero...
by gavilan
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Frigiliana & Nerja in April
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Frigiliana & Nerja in April

there are also caves at Rincon de Victoria and the little museum about country arts and crafts at nearby Benagalbon is worth a visit
by gavilan
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: why do the cockerels crow ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

why do the beep crow?

.. thought if I wrote the whole word ....erel I would not get beeped .. but obviously not so!
by gavilan
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: why do the cockerels crow ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

why do the cockerels crow ...

?why do the cockerels crow in the morning while it is still completely dark ... thought it was the first light of dawn that triggered them ... but round here there is definitely no sign of dawn ... and now I expect some of your famous wit and humour ....
by gavilan
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Tourists
Replies: 28
Views: 8556

Tourists

Nevada smith ... yes of course you are right, people are individuals and as such react differently in different situations ... but if I remember rightly the original post was about what makes Americans stand out ... and for me it was those experiences I recounted which made my American visitors stan...
by gavilan
Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Tourists
Replies: 28
Views: 8556

Tourists

nevada smith ... dont agree: have had canadians, australians and swedish staying with us and they enjoyed it all!
by gavilan
Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: designated national monuments malaga province
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

designated national monuments

nevada smith ... yes i do know quite a bit about mazmullar but did not know it was a national monument until i stumbled across that info somewhere recently ... thats when i started trying to find a list of national monuments etc ... i was hoping for some guidance/shortcut thro the labyrinth of books...
by gavilan
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: English
Replies: 122
Views: 26101

English

not just an American system of holding children back until current year grades are passed ... schools around here do it too ...
by gavilan
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: designated national monuments malaga province
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

designated national monuments malaga province

nevada smith ... perhaps you are the one to really help me ... I am looking for details about the Meseta de Mazmullar which was designated a national monument in 1931 .. I was hoping to find out what was in that place at that time which caused the authorities to mark it out as a national monument th...
by gavilan
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: designated national monuments malaga province
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

designated nationa monuments malaga province

thanks flan_taster ... so easy and obvious when you know how! I was looking under junta de andalucia and could find nothing ... but I was surprised to see 'medieval water cistern' listed in canillas de aceituno ... visited this last week and it had a 'se vende' notice on it!
by gavilan
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Tourists
Replies: 28
Views: 8556

Tourists

As partner is American we have had a few of his countrymen and women to stay ... in my experience I would say that away from the group they appear very nervous of, well just about everything ... one wore a special purse fastened round his calf hidden by his trousers (to deter robberies), several dec...
by gavilan
Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: designated national monuments malaga province
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

designated national monuments malaga province

does anybody know the relevant website/s where i can find a list/details of designated national monuments in malaga province?
by gavilan
Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Fiesta del Monfi at Cutar
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

fiesta del monfi Cutar

thanks silver, realised i want to go back there anyway before the fiesta days and will ask in ayuntamiento ... but they are not going to tell me whether its worth the drive again are they!
by gavilan
Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Via pecuaria and Cañadas
Replies: 53
Views: 16587

via pecuaria and canadas

not goats, sheep and millions of them ... La Mesta autocratic organisation for hundreds of years ... lots of these old tracks around where we llive ... sierra tejeda, almijara ... though why Junta de Andalucia should want to reclaim them when they caused misery to thousands of small famers for centu...
by gavilan
Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residentia ? an Ignorant question !
Replies: 61
Views: 9036

Residentia? an Ignorant question

my gosh, there are a lot of very moral and law-abiding Brits living down in Andalucia now! ... maybe individuals choose which laws they want to abide by ... I seem to remember one of the respondents on this thread admitting to walking his dog on the beach although he knew it was against the law!
by gavilan
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Fiesta del Monfi at Cutar
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Fiesta del Monfi at Cutar

I know this fiesta is on 16 and 17 October this year but does anyone know what time it starts each day and what it is like?
by gavilan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residentia ? an Ignorant question !
Replies: 61
Views: 9036

Residentia? an ignorant question

have lived here 6 years and never been asked to show this card ... am asked for my pasport sometimes at supermarkets when I pay the bill ... but no-one has ever asked to see any other documents.

andd another question from ignorance ... what is the NIE?!