Sunday, September 16, 2012

Real Spain

We have been in cities in Spain so far...Madrid, Granada...but finally we feel we have found true Spain.  We are in a little pueblo blanco - white village - called Cartajima and it is a beautiful, real, down to earth, gorgeous place.

We are staying with Di and John at Los Castanos and it is the first day of pure relaxation and bliss all holiday.

Everyone here is so warm and friendly.  But boy are they noisy at night!

That blur up there is the pueblo blanco, or white village, we are headed to


Best range a free range chook ever saw - the whole mountain!

Grapes absolutely everywhere even on the pavement

Chestnut groves behind the village 

A (fat) horse gorging on figs - we had them too as they grow everywhere in this town


Grapes drying in the sun, apples on the trees

Goat herder driving his goats home to the village and up the main street!




  1. Have never been to Spain.. Looks so beautiful. The White buildings makes everything look so clean.You have a lot to see while there.. Your pictures are so beautiful~!
    Have a great time.. ta ta for now from Iowa:)

  2. very very beautiful! i bet the kids are really soaking this up too!

  3. What a fantastic tour and thanks for sharing the photos.You definitely seem to have found the real Spain not something assembled for the tourists.Enjoy!

  4. Such beautiful scenery. Wish I was there! Enjoy!

  5. What a pretty place, those figs sound wonderful.

  6. What a lovely looking place! Looks like you guys had a fantastic stay there :)

  7. Oh wow - I didn't realise you were on your trip. It looks fabulous!!! I have not been to Spain but would love to and your photos are exactly how I imagine it would be over there. Enjoy the rest of your adventure! Mel xx

  8. Italians are noisy on summer nights as well, it is when everyone emerges out of their houses after the heat of the day. It looks a lovely place.

  9. When in Spain do as spaniards do...stay up late and have a siesta the next day!

  10. Time fly so fast it felt that your trip to Paris and Ireland was just recent. Now I see you in Spain...awwww...I am so jealous ;P. Have a lovely trip ya!

  11. Oh yes that looks like the real Spain! What a fabulous place - I am so envious!!! And I am very envious of the fat horse eating figs too - he wouldn't be fat if he had to feed from my fig tree!


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