Taipei

As we drove to Melbourne Airport in my brother’s car we noticed peak hour was just about over. So we arrived in good time to check in just after 7:30pm for our 10:35pm flight direct to Taipei. The flight was about two thirds full and took off a few minutes behind schedule. As late dinner…

Two Glaciers and a Chilean Ranch

We took an early breakfast and then walked into town to the travel agent’s office. From there we joined a busload of fellow travellers and were bussed out to Puerto Bories. Here we boarded our boat for the day. It wasn’t the most modern but had plenty of tables with seats. We sat down with…

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…

Córdoba, day 2

Our second day in Córdoba began with a quick breakfast in a cafe just down the street from our hotel, named Omundo de Alicia. Nice food but the service was very slow. Perhaps they had had a big Saturday night. After that we did some catching up on our washing before walking over to the…

Córdoba, day 1

Waking from an excellent sleep we could appreciate the view over this part of Granada from our window. The wall in the landing area just outside our room was decorated in typical style.We enjoyed a lovely buffet breakfast before checking out. Our helpful receptionist had lined us up with another guest, Caroline from Luxembourg, to…

Walking in the Alpujarra

Breakfast at Hotel Real de Poqueira was a generous buffet so, as we intended doing a long walk, we filled up. Once organised with water bottles, snacks and cameras in our daypacks we headed north through the town to an entry point to a couple of the trails. The old sign showed several peaks in…

Granada -Day 1

Even though we had enjoyed our stay at Saga Rental apartments in Madrid we were excited to be heading south to Granada. The high speed AVE train soon had us speeding through the Spanish countryside. It was hard to capture photos in focus due to the speed but we passed through a range of countryside…