Not sure of the answer just yet, but the signs are looking up. At
least now it is just really windy with occasional rain. Which makes
a change from the last few months.
villagers threw off the sloth of January when the womenof the village
held their annual lunch and dance bash in Bar Mario. We only happenned
across it by chance just as the disco was starting, but PG was much
reprimanded for not attending the meal, and made to join in with
lots of the dancing (see the Samba line). Florin went down a storm
and only just managed to retreat behind the bar unscathed.
PG & I dragged ourselves down to the train station to go to
Valencia for Valentines day weekend. We stayed in a small hotel
just north of the station and spend our time walking all round the
old quarter and window shopping to our hearts content. I liked the
old quarter a lot. It was reasonably compact and had some of the
most amazing architechture hidden within it. The marble fronted
building was commissioned by a wealthy merchant dynasty. There are
a lot more pictures of
Valencia on its own page.
I got to visit the covered food market, which was amazing. Some
people like churches and museums. Personally, I like food markets.
This one is unreal. It's the biggest covered fresh food market in
Europe and the quality of the produce has to be seen to be believed.
Acres of beautifully displayed produce from all over Spain, although
a lot is local. All the veg shone with freshness. The Butchers shelves
were overflowing with every meat you could think of. This guy had
his fair share of Jamon.
it was back to the finca for more work.