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Cordoba Mezquita Cathedral

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

The highlight of Cordoba is the Mosque-Cathedral Monument. It is a unique experience. When the Spanish conquered the city, they converted the mosque into a church. In 1523 a cathedral was built into the mosque. 20,000 person could worship in the mosque. the Moorish city itself was more populated and luxurious in Paris. The video […]

Sevilla Mussels

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Sevilla 2019

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Sevilla is Spain’s second most elegant city. Nothing tops Barcelona. Our apartment was among the tiny streets of the old city and a 5 minute walk to the Cathedral and @Royal Alcázar of Seville.

Tarifa/Tangier/Gibraltar

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Leaving Ronda we stop at the Pileta Paleolithic Cave Paintings at Benaojan. These painting were original 40,000 year old drawings. (No photography allowed inside.) We then made our way to Tarifa, a southern Spanish port city. It is about 1 hour west of Gibraltar. We used it as a base for Gibraltar and Tangier. These […]

Ronda Ravioli

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Ronda Ratatouille

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Spanish pimentos are amazing. Vibrant Color. Sweet taste. A few simple ingredients transform into a great meal.

Ronda, Spain 2019

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The day started off well in Nerja. We woke, having packed the night before, and walked to the bus stop. We had an hour and enjoyed a coffee and croissant in the same park we ate our first lunch. The bus ride along the coast was picturesque. Arriving in Malaga we made a seem less […]

Pierna de Cordero Lechal, Nerja

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Lamb is another product more often found in an European grocery than one in the USA. This leg of lamb provided a nice center piece to our supper. The Nerja apartment had a true oven which made roasting it much easier. The trick with a European oven is to set the timer as well as […]

Nerja, Spain 2019

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

We ditched the car when we arrived in Granada. We had no need for it there, and then, we took the bus from Granada to Nerja. Jackie loves her beaches, and this is an “old school” beach community. We stayed in a modern building, but most of the town looked like a Greek Island village. […]

Granada Pan Fried Fish

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

European supermarkets have more fresh fish than American supermarkets. The challenge is cooking in a kitchen with only a limited stove top. One trick is to precook the onions in the microwave. It speeds up the process. Pescador is one of my favorite wines. It is fresh and crisp with a few bubbles.

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