It's not that unusual for us to take to the good ole t'internet to find out how to pronounce places, Coimbra was no exception. Pronounced Keembra it became Quinoa/Keenwa in our lexicon for a few days. Staying at a great spot on the edge of town we arrived, set up, locked the cat in the… Continue reading Fado, Fargo & Harry Potter
Once upon a time there was a Portuguese chap called Alfonso Rodriquez Tiley, he was a wonder with ceramics and through his short but troubled life he created, the 'tile'. After his fateful demise as a result of the Portuguese Inquisition, many of his followers, he was a popular guy and well travelled, decided to… Continue reading The Life of Tiley
En route to Jerez we were discussing which one of us was 'sweet' and which one was 'dry'... you may be surprised at the outcome! Parking up on the edge of Jerez de la Frontera right opposite a supermarket, a shopping centre and a cinema we had everything we needed, or so we thought. Given… Continue reading Brotherhoods of Man
The rain in Spain lies mainly….. everywhere at the moment! Similar to a lot of Southern Europe it’s been very wet, lots of folks bemoaning their inability to use sun loungers at Costa del Brexitland… find something else to do for goodness sakes! Anyway we continue and adjust as we go, not saying we haven’t… Continue reading The Wrong Trousers
Sitting in the corridor between Granada and Seville, Córdoba is, according to the the guidebooks, famous for one thing, its glorious Mezquita. We wholly disagree and this rambling blog will no doubt reflect our amazing time in the understated charm of Córdoba. It has possibly become our favourite Spanish city, it's devoid of the large… Continue reading The Charisma of Córdoba
We didn't skip continents, Wizard of Oz style but we did find ourselves in Little Texas without my ruby slippers.... The Tabernas Desert peddles itself on its past life as a Spaghetti Western filming area and it's looking as rundown and dusty as the films portray. We used it as an overnight stop and avoided… Continue reading Curiosity and The Cat
Rounding the bend we saw in the distance, the Manhattan skyline, shiny skyscrapers piercing the light cloud cover and a feel of excitement and anticipation as we approached. The nearer we got, the tall tower blocks painted white, neon lights flickering...... white? Hold on, this isn't New York its.... Benidorm! Well, you can't be in… Continue reading Benny and the Hills
We really don't have a fascination with anything morbid, honest we don't! Yes we enjoy the Nordic dramas but we do worry that you think we are just scouting around Spain looking for ghost towns, we're not! Sadly, they exist though, especially following the civil war. The road across from Morella to Belchite was as… Continue reading Via Verde to Valencia
..... solar panel..... Reflecting on a few things and some news from home, this is what we decided. If you don't look for the sunshine in life you are only going to feel flat 🙂 After our surreal experiences at the outdoor sculpture park, when we arrived in Girona we felt like we needed a… Continue reading Life is like a …….
Salvador Dalí has his fingerprints all over this area of Spain. Born in Figueres, he made it home to his fantastical museum, 10 years work, designing an incredible theatre of work, in an old run down theatre. It was a work of art as a building let alone the vast array of works inside. His… Continue reading Surrealism at it’s Best!