Or better yet… very, very, very hot Cordoba. We visited Cordoba in June, part of our Spain and Portugal summer trip and we spent there about 24 hours. We did manage to survive the summer heat (although in some parts of the town, it seemed as we were the only crazy people actually trying to do some sightseeing) and we discovered an absolutely beautiful Spanish town, so simple and colorful, full of culture and life.
This is the last post about our trip in the Canary Islands and what better way to end the story than to tell you a bit about the food experience we had there. As you can imagine, it’s mostly about fish and sea food and the best restaurants we tried out while on this trip.
As I mentioned in my initial post about Canary Islands, there was this special place where we spent 3 days and that deserved a post of its own. Just because it was so special and just because it made us feel so perfect. So here it is, the small village of Tasarte with its lovely tinny black sand beach.
I’ve been dreaming for a long time now to have a quiet vacation, for just the two of us, somewhere far away from home, with nice weather, the sea and lots of actually doing nothing… We would have wanted something further away actually, but that would have meant we had to take more vacation days from work and we actually kind of ran out of vacation days… We did actually go to Istanbul, Southern Spain, Morocco, Germany, Paris, Berlin this year … so we had to somehow split the available days … but here we are, the island I was talking about, well actually the islands, the Canary Islands.
Tarifa is a small fishing town in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the southernmost coast of Spain and the southernmost point of the European continent, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. The town is located on the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) and across the Straits of Gibraltar facing Morocco and the Atlas Mountains.
Tarifa’s wild coastline offers endless opportunities to explore the countryside. Horse-riding, kite-surfing, wind-surfing, whale-watching, rock-climbing and scuba diving are just a few things you can do besides the usual sunbathing, swimming, beach football/volleyball and mojitos.
As I mentioned in my previous post, one of our destinations for the summer vacation was the Spanish Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun). We didn’t manage to see it all, but we did get a bit of a taste of the life and local cuisine and the delicious mojitos.
Costa del Sol is a region in the South of Spain, in the Province of Málaga, Andalusia. Formerly it was made up by a series of small fishing settlements and villages, but today the region is one of the a most renown summer tourist destinations.
In the 60’s and 70’s Costa del Sol experienced an explosive demographic and economic expansion becoming a popular destination for foreign tourists not only for its beaches, but also for its local culture. It was a place with fashionable events, parties and a lush lifestyle. Since then, many things have changed and now the area is much more peaceful and quiet , being preferred more by elderly people.
I’m at the office, outside it’s been raining since this morning (now it’s after-noon already), it’s April and I am dreaming of warm sunny days, somewhere relaxing and quiet. Somewhere that will remind me of the beautiful Tamarit beach where we went last summer and almost started crying when we had to go back home.