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A short holiday in Spain

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You all know how I love my palm trees

so we had a short holiday in Spain near Barcelona.

 

We stayed in Calella in Catalonia.

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A wonderful beach welcomed us and

just listening to the sound of the waves was so relaxing and calming.

 

 

Calella had wonderful plants,

a lovely church,

a light house

small streets with delightful shops

and amazing houses with cacti growing up… over 2 floors

 

We enjoyed the warmth and the beautiful beach.

and had a relaxing time.

A truly wonderful short holiday!

Ola Amigos !

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My Spain adventure started in Malaga, where I met Ralph and we rented a little car.

I marked the places with red arrows.

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We drove along the coast and had an ice cream and look around in Benalmadena Puerto where many yachts are ankered.

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A bit further up north we looked at the Stupa Buddist Temple, and the view from there was breathtaking.

We stopped by a Butterfly house with amazing beautiful butterflies.

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The next day we visited Ronda, a bigger more touristy town.

Another day we were visiting friends and having a party. More of the party here.

We drove amazing very winding mountain roads and visitied typical Spanish villages and a cork forest.

On my last day we all helped with the grape harvest.

One of Ralph’s friends has a vineyard and the grapes were ripe. It was so much fun! More here.

 My favourite chair:

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The beautiful road into Ralph's village

The beautiful road into Ralph’s village

and again such beautiful flowers everywhere.

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I saw places, tourists see, I saw sleepy little villages, I went through roads not many tourists drive and could mix and smile at friendly Spanish people, as well as meeting and mixing with friends of Ralph.

I enjoyed being part of the community there and saw how life is in Spain.

All in all a wonderful holiday and I loved everything!

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When you arise in the morning,

think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive

to breathe,

to think,

to enjoy,

to love.

Marcus Aurelius .

First impressions of Spain

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First impressions of Spain

very clean !!!

beautifully white painted houses with well looked after flowers in front. Everyone cleans the streets and houses in the mornings.

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So much fruit !!!

  I have seen so many fruit trees, which I have never seen in my life like lemon, orange, walnut trees, also olive trees, quince trees, nispero, which tastes beautiful as jam.

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What a beautiful fruit!

Then the wonderful friendly people, all say “ola” straight away and all always smile. My sort of country.

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I do not have expectations usually but there were 3 things I did expect….. of Spain

my beloved palmtrees

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Cacti

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and sun!

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This was the sunset flying back home out of Malaga, so beautiful!

So here my first impressions,

after sorting some more photos I shall give you a little tour.

I was very privileged to visit Spain and being so warmly welcomed by my host Ralph and everybody there.

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