Spain travel

A Fresh Start in Marbella, Spain

We spent two nights in Marbella after escaping the nightmare hotel in Malaga. We managed to stumble upon Playa Princess Hotel and it was great. Though the view from our balcony wasn’t perfect it was still fine and the view from the roof top dining area where we had breakfast was spectacular.

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From our balcony.

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View from the rooftop.

You simply could not ask to be any closer to the beach. It was literally 20 paces from the front door to the beach, and it was beautiful. The promenade along the beachfront in Marbella is fantastic. It is clean and a great place to go for an evening walk or a morning run, both of which we were able to take advantage of. One of the neat things we noticed in Spain was in many parks you would find a series of exercise devices for the use of the public. The neat part was only once have I seen one of these set ups where someone was not using them. And the age range would be from twenty to eighty, very impressive. I did not see any that had been noticeably vandalized.

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After enjoying Marbella and doing some diving we headed for Portugal. We stopped for a short rest in Ronda and checked out what some say is the most photographed bridge in Spain, Puente Nuevo. It is built 1751 taking 42 years to build and it is amazing. At 120 metres high it is awe inspiring. Unfortunately due to internet connectivity challenges I am unable to upload any photos at this time. So I will post what I have and simply say we are currently in Lisbon. The weather is awesome and the three nights we spent in Tavira were excellent. A great place to relax and unwind.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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