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#93337 - 07/06/14 09:50 AM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: robbieroy]
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By contrast, the other two lunchtime excursions were to ventas in the countryside.
The first was in an area I had never visited before, Alhaurín de la Torre. To be precise, it was in an area called La Alquería. The venta was called La Porrita ( http://www.ventalaporrita.com/ )
Great food, good prices.










The other was more local, to an old haunt that I had not been to in many, many years. the venta La Morena, in Mijas Costa. It specialised in BBQ'd meat and has huge indoor and outdoor eating areas. It is very popular.
The Menú del Día is great and the price is right!













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#93339 - 07/06/14 03:52 PM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: robbieroy]
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great shots in the countryside and around Madrid like Segovia I always stayed in Ventas. Just great local feeling.
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#93343 - 07/07/14 10:26 AM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: pedmar]
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El Recinto Ferial
I quite like the idea of towns having a fair ground or recinto ferial. It means that there is somewhere for big events annual events to take place and it also provides a place for weekly events such as markets.
The one in Fuengirola is well-used. there is a twice weekly market and a flea market which keep it ticking over. It is particularly busy in summer with the various fiestas a ferias utilising both the open space and the casitas.
When not in use for any of there, it makes a great free parking spot for motor homes!







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#93348 - 07/08/14 10:38 AM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: robbieroy]
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Mijas
I always enjoy visiting the pueblo blanco of Mijas. The views, and the sights and sounds always amaze me. Whether is is sitting on a bench looking down to the coast or looking to the mountains to the west or wandering the narrow streets, there is always something to captivate the imagination. Here are some pics from this trip....
















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#93361 - 07/09/14 10:33 AM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: robbieroy]
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Here are some of the great views...



















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#93369 - 07/13/14 09:22 AM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: robbieroy]
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I was once again staying in an urbanisation which lies off the main road between Fuengirola and Mijas Pueblo. Whilst it is a great location, right on the edge of the campo, it is a bit of a walk to the main road to catch the bus so the hired car was useful, especially when having been out to the supermarket!
Despite the brownness of the campo at this time of year, the well-maintained gardens of the complex and really green and lush.







They make for a very pleasant environment in which to sit and read, or just sit in the shade.
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#93373 - 07/14/14 10:10 AM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: robbieroy]
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Whilst there, there was bit of a cattle crisis in the campo.
One evening, some farm workers were hacking at the big cane and bamboo plants at the edge of the campo and the urbanisation, where there is a big dip (almost a mini gorge. One of the local farmers often grazes his herd of cows in this part of the campo and it transpires that one had wandered off and become trapped on the other side of this dip.
Having failed to get the cow out that evening, the farmer and some of his hands returned next moring with a JCB bulldozer and set to work making a path down to the dip and at the same time filling in the dip so that they could get across to the tranquillised cow.



Once they had filled the ditch, they harnessed up the cow and dragged it out using the JCB





Eventually , the cow came round and was able to wander off later that afternoon.


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#93375 - 07/15/14 11:18 AM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: robbieroy]
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I'm not sure when I'll be able to get back down to Mijas, Fuengirola and the Campo de Tenis. I'll miss the area and the friends that I have there and I'll certainly miss the ambiance of the tennis club. These final photos kind of sum it up, so I'll finish with these....







Until next time...

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#93880 - 03/13/15 08:24 AM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: robbieroy]
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I just today stumbled upon this on my computer. Photo-video of Mijas Pueblo that I made in 2006.

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#93905 - 03/29/15 10:29 AM Re: Back to Mijas and Fuengirola [Re: robbieroy]
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Great video. It brought back many memories.
I will going to Fuengirola for the month of May. As usual, I will take the bus up to Mijas. I always enjoy walking the streets of Mijas and having tapas with a beer.

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