In Andalucia

In early May, 2022, just as Spain was emerging from its regime of Covid related restrictions, Anya flew to Malaga and then travelled inland and spent three weeks walking in the mountains of Andalucia. Proof of vaccination was required at the airport and wearing a mask was mandatory on the buses and in shops and supermarkets. By the end of our time in Spain, proof of vaccination at the airports had been dropped and tourism was almost back to normal – when we arrived at Malaga Airport, it was deserted, when we departed, it was very busy with constant flights arriving from the U.K. as the package tour industry bounced back and the British flocked to their old haunts along the southern coast. 

We started our walking in the tourist town of Ronda – then almost deserted – and then head into the Sierra de las Nieves ranges, spending four nights in apartments at the towns of Grazilema, Bonhoname, El Burgo and Tollux.

Before leaving Rotterdam, we bought three detailed maps of the area indicating the trails – in general, most of the trails in the area are poorly marked and sign posted. Even with our maps we lost our way more than once and ended in places we hadn’t bargained on – and then had to hitch hike back to our place of stay or pay for a local taxi. This is a part of travelling and for us in any case, it is better than having everything run according to a set plan. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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