The Iberian peninsula.
What images come to mind?
Don Quixote tilting windmills? Olive oil?
Yes! And so much more…
Spain is the largest producer of olive oil and a leader in alternative energy where one sees many wind turbines.
Hot, dry landscapes.
Ham! Jamón Ibérico!
Tapas. (With coffee? We are not wine drinkers.)
White-washed hill villages.
A maze of narrow winding 2-way streets in which someone has to back up!
The Meditteranean Diet. I’ve been enjoying olive oil and olives, citrus, almonds, figs, tomatoes and more.
Have you ever been invited to someone’s house and they lead you out to a deck overlooking their backyard? Welcome to Europe’s backyard balcony. This is taken from El Balcón de Europa, Nerja, Spain.
Sunshine and sun-seekers. The view to the west from the “balcony.”
Beaches and mountains. The view towards the east from the “balcony.’
We are halfway through a 6-week housesit in the Andalucia region of Spain. The house is on the side of a mountain overlooking a reservoir, in the midst of olive trees, near a small hilltop village, yet only a 30 minute drive to the Mediterranean beaches.
The view from ‘our’ balcony.
While we ate dinner on the balcony last night we watched this full moon rising over the reservoir.
In this blog I once said stated that we might be able to determine within 24 hours if we liked a place enough to want to live there. I was wrong. First impressions are not accurate. It takes time to know and love a place.
Adiós until next week when I’ll Meet You in the Morning!