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…

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

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…

Córdoba, day 3

I admit it, we love a bargain or even better something for free so when we heard that you could enter Córdoba’s famous Mezquita-Catedral for free between 8:30 and 9:30 Monday to Saturday, we decided to take up the opportunity. We made sure we woke in plenty of time as it was about a ten…