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by gavilan
Tue May 30, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Another fish
Replies: 10
Views: 6335

another fish

silver - all I did was plant a root in a medium size plant pot - mixed soil with compost as our soil is very poor - water well in summer - doesnt llike full sun - leaves are a fascinating shape - grows about 18inches tall - dies down in autumn - if you want to cook with it - dig a root up, cut off w...
by gavilan
Sun May 28, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: vias pecuarias, verderas, canadas, caminos reales etc
Replies: 8
Views: 4468

Vias pecuarias, veredas, canadas

thanks for all your helpful comments ... recently I did a walk from la fabrica de la luz near canillas de albaida which then linked up with a section of the old silk trade route called la vereda de granada ... fascinating to realise that these paths were used so much in the old days that there were ...
by gavilan
Thu May 25, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Internet business
Replies: 36
Views: 9706

Internet business

dear marina thanks for your fascinating information about Mezquitilla - there actually is one tomb buried (forgive the pun!) in the middle of the Vivero Velavo, just before the roundabout at Algarrobo Costa ... it is protected by a very ugly brick building and you get the key from the Vivero office ...
by gavilan
Thu May 25, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Internet business
Replies: 36
Views: 9706

Internet business

dear grouser - fascinated to hear your experience re Mazmuller, La Mesa - like you I heard about this site whilst talking with a farmer near Riogordo - he too was very excited by what he had seen there ... I 'ggogled' and found that historians regard this Castillo de Auta as very important - first a...
by gavilan
Wed May 24, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Internet business
Replies: 36
Views: 9706

Internet business

dear Silver - I can read Spanish and have known Alcaucin for 8 years - true I have only recently tried to find los banos de las majadas but in my experience of late these so-called baths are just another example of how difficult it is to find places of interest which the brochures, web sites and tou...
by gavilan
Wed May 24, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Internet business
Replies: 36
Views: 9706

Internet businesss

dear grouser - you make my point perfectly ie and eg I spent several hours in hot sun last sunday morning trying to find the old sulphur baths at Las Majadas ... little stream completely overgrown and absolutely no sign that I could see of these much vaunted suphur springs ... if anyone knows where ...
by gavilan
Wed May 24, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Internet business
Replies: 36
Views: 9706

Internet business

To Solysombra - have been interested to read of your/wifes project - as you may have seen from my post on this subject - I have not been impressed with information contained within many websites re the Axarquia ... nor with the local tourist offices ... since january this year I have been trying to ...
by gavilan
Mon May 22, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Internet business
Replies: 36
Views: 9706

Internet business

To Deborah ... please could you direct me to those fantastic and informative websites you refer to because the one I seem to have found have vague and inaccurate information leading to frustrating and abortive visits and I have also found tourist offices closed when trying to locate something ... I ...
by gavilan
Mon May 22, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Adventures of Morocco : Travel guide to Morocco
Replies: 20
Views: 5050

Adventures of Morocco

thank you Safeashouses I had begun to think I was the only person to ever enjoy Morocco!
gavilan
by gavilan
Mon May 22, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Adventures of Morocco : Travel guide to Morocco
Replies: 20
Views: 5050

Adventures of Morocco

I really seem to have stirred up a hornets nest! ... did not have all that trouble when I visited in 2004 ... yes we paid for a guide to show us around old city of Fez at first but he was delightful, courteous and very well informed ... also spoke several languages as did many other people we met .....
by gavilan
Sun May 21, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Adventures of Morocco : Travel guide to Morocco
Replies: 20
Views: 5050

Adventures of Morocco

dont know why some of you are reluctant to go to Morocco .... have only been to Fez and Chechouen but they are absolutely fascinating and remember we live in Al-Andalus ... which still has many things directly inherited from the Arabs who came from North Africa 711AD ... round here in the Axarquia t...
by gavilan
Fri May 19, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Another fish
Replies: 10
Views: 6335

another fish

if you mean root ginger - there is a little greengrocers right beside the 'new' mercadona in velez malaga - near the fountain - sells fresh root ginger - buy more than you need and plant a bit so to grow your own!
gavilan
by gavilan
Wed May 17, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: vias pecuarias, verderas, canadas, caminos reales etc
Replies: 8
Views: 4468

vias pecuarias, verderas, canadas, caminos reales etc

walking and wandering around here (Alta Axarquia)and looking at maps ... I have come across a number of different paths/tracks through the hills and sierras variously called via pecuaria, verdera, cordel, canada or canada real, camino real ... I think they were to do with the transhumance (movement ...
by gavilan
Tue May 16, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bread oven
Replies: 10
Views: 2752

bread oven

thank you solysombra - now I understand that these women were saving some of the bread dough - keeping it in special covered pots until the next time they baked bread - 30/40 years ago around here they would have grown their own wheat, taken it to the local flour mill for grinding and then baked the...
by gavilan
Mon May 15, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bread oven
Replies: 10
Views: 2752

bread ovens

ok so we know now how to cook pizza in a bread oven but when the women made bread in 'the old days' what did they use as a raising agent? talking with local women around here they told me they used to bake bread once a week and keep part of the dough in a special lidded pot to use the next time but ...
by gavilan
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Maroma by Moonlight
Replies: 9
Views: 4177

maroma by moonlight

did you actually find/see the old ice house?
by gavilan
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: los Migueletes
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

los Migueletes

thanks to those who replied to me re aguas minero-medicinales and also about roman roads ...
now can anyone help and tell me who were 'los Migueletes' ... as far as I can see they were a cross between bandits and the Guardia Civil!
look forward to hearing from you
by gavilan
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: roman roads and sulphur springs
Replies: 9
Views: 4197

roman roads and sulphur springs

I am very interested in the history of Malaga province ... have found references to old roman roads around Villanueva del Rosario and also at Capellania, Periana ... can anyone give me more specific locations or grid references? also interested in 'agua minero-medicinales', sulphur springs, ... foun...