Torres del Paine here we come!

Now that was a fast sleep. We had arrived in Santiago about 21:00. By the time we arrived at our hotel which was reasonably near the airport and had a late dinner there wasn’t much time to sleep before we had to return to the airport for our 6:10 flight with local budget airline Sky.…

Return to Barcelona

Staying in Torremolinos meant we were actually south of Málaga and didn’t have to drive across the city to reach the airport. Once there we dropped off our hire car and went through the check-in procedure for our flight back to Barcelona. We flew with Vueling and were quite happy with the low fare, efficient…

Ronda to Torremolinos

After spending a wonderful time in Ronda off we drove again, further to the east then south along the A367 and A357. Our destination would be Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol. The road beckoned so we packed everything into the car and off we went.Along the way there were rugged hills, serene lakes and…

Ronda

After breakfast we headed back through town towards the famous bridge over the gorge. Having explored on the west side of the ‘New’ bridge (Puente Neuvo) the previous afternoon we headed down through the Cuenca gardens (Jardines de Cuenca) towards the ‘Old’ bridge (Puente Viejo). From the old bridge we could see yet another small…

Arcos to Ronda roadtrip

Our next destination was Ronda, technically only a couple of hours drive away from Arcos so we made a leisurely start to the day before collecting our car from the hotel’s private garage. In our Lonely Planet Andalucia guide there was a ‘White Towns’ driving tour which ended in a town not far from Ronda.…

Arcos de la Frontera

Our day started with breakfast in our hotel’s dining room. Our hostess, like the young receptionist the previous day, spoke no English. However with some pointing and gesturing we managed to order a toasted open roll covered with a delicious tomato paste and some orange juice for me and tea for Karen. Breakfast completed we…

Sevilla – Day 1

Our train arrived in Sevilla around lunch time so we grabbed something to eat from one of the food stands before heading out of the station and walking down to the Apartamento Buhairo building. After a while we realised the lady standing at the entry was the owner of the apartment we had booked online. Introductions…