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Rum, Chorizo, and New Years In Spain

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Europe, Places to Trek, Spain, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day. Night life is when you get up with a hangover in the morning. Night life is when everybody says what the hell and you do not  remember who paid the bill. Night life goes round and round and you look at the wall to make it stop. Night life comes out of a bottle and goes into a jar. If you think how much are the drinks it is not night life.” ― Ernest Hemingway, 88 Poems 3:00 p.m. the 1st of January, 2014. My heart jumps and my eyes snap open. “Where the hell am I?” The whole room is dark, besides a little bit of light shining through an open shutter....

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Southern Spain-Ten Days On Narrow Roads Along The Mediterranean

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Europe, Places to Trek, Spain | 0 comments

This is a story sent to me from Erik Bergin from the Traveling Reporter on his travels in southern Spain. Southern Europe is a world of its own. But perhaps not in the way you would think. Erik Bergin on how he found the Wild West, a fairy tale castle and the continent’s largest palm farm on Spain’s narrow roads from Alicante to Málaga, FROM ALICANTE TO MÁLAGA. The journey starts with a heavy walk. I am in Alicante, the south Spanish city along the Mediterranean, which has an old fortress looming on a hilltop, which I attempt to climb. The fortress is called Castillo Santa Barbara. And the air is hot. Being May, summer is already well under way in this part of Europe. But the wind is blowing nicely and the view up here on the hill over sea, city and...

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