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The skies are full of life

 

After having lived here now for almost 2 years I find it totaly remarkable that hardly anybody knows about this part of Spain. It is truly a hidden pearl. And now I am torn between spreading the word or keeping it quiet.......  Maybe at first I will slowly drip some pictures and do a little writing now and then on this very beautifull part of the world.......

When I was younger without children I traveled as much as I could. In my twenties I used to work for a couple of months and then buy an "open" ticket and fly away - where ever....... Later when I had a career going, I spend a lot of time traveling for my work, Europe, US, Asia. It was great. Allthough I don't do a lot of exotic - overseas - traveling these days anymore, I do go on short trips here in and around Los Vélez or further afield towards the coast of Cabo the Gata or further inland towards Granada.

Around each and every corner a different landscape!
There is just so much to explore and to enjoy. Doing our weekly grosseries a couple of towns away allready feels like a trip and the beautifull sceneries are quiet often breath taking.

I live in the middle of nowhere - out in the country side in the area that is known as Los Vélez. Roughly it is located in the middle between Alicante (1 hour and 45 min.) and Granada (1,5 hour), the most northern tip of the province of Almería - on the border with the Granada (province) en Murcia. Very traditional and at the same time very modern, not only measured by all the gadgets available, and types of cars driving around but also by values and interests. They know what is going on in the world.

fall mists and low clouds make for beautifull views
Their acceptance of foreigners  and people with different life styles is amazing. The one setback may be that the majority of people don't speak any English, this is starting to change but it is still a fact of life. To me this is not a problem, because I do believe very strongly that you should make an effort to speak the language of the country you're living in. For people visiting this part of the world it may however, be a slight drawback..... but then it also enhances the foreign experience.

If you would like to know more about this area, or you are planning a visit check www.losvelezrural.com and if you like, give me a call or drop me a line - we'll have a tinto de verano and a tapa to celebrate your visit!

Brenda

 

 

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The skies are full of life
The skies are full of life
Around each and every corner a dif…
Around each and every corner a di…
fall mists and low clouds make for…
fall mists and low clouds make fo…
view of natural park
view of natural park
sunset on La Mula
sunset on La Mula
Almonds blossom jan. 2008
Almonds blossom jan. 2008
The red earth
The red earth
The landscape from a birds eye view
The landscape from a birds eye view
Los Vélez
photo by: comopasaeltiempo