Madrid – city of contrasts

Planes, trains and automobiles. We have now completed that trio with a fast train trip to Madrid. Such a fast smooth comfortable way to travel just watching the scenery slide fast you at a rate of around 250km/h.  Before I went on leave we were talking about the train and how it’s funny that we…

Sevilla – just stunning

Sevilla (Seville) is only 100km from Jerez so it was only a short drive. The one thing I am not going to miss about driving here is getting lost on narrow cobbled streets and being directed down a series of streets that seem to just keep getting narrower with limited opportunities to stop to get…

Jerez – sherry, horses and bikes

After rescuing the car from the parking garage and loading our bags I couldn’t help but feel a bit nervous of getting lost on the cobbled streets of Granada and within a couple of hundred meters we were stopped by the Policia.  Not because we had done anything wrong only that there was a running…

Granada – an unexpected surprise 

As the son of an orchardist I am always interested in orchards and today I was just gob-smacked! From Salobre we headed to Granada via Baeza and Jaen. I mentioned in my previous blog that Salobre was set in the mountains surrounded by olive groves. Well that continued all the way to Granada. That’s 270km…

Off the main road – Salobre

From Valancia we head across to Granada. However rather than going around the coast we are heading inland. While Spain here is fairly sparsely populated I’m amazed at some of the townships that just pop up and often they are of a significant size. What I’m not sure on is what sustains these townships. I’m…

Valancia – give it a chance

We picked up our hire car from the main train station in Barcelona. I though driving on the right hand side of the road for the first time in Los Angelas was daunting enough.  That had nothing on this place – trying to figure out the flow of traffic and going around roundabouts with 3…