spain

Quisiera estar en España ahorita

High-speed to the Spanish coast

The combination of the high-speed rail link from St Pancras… and a new high-speed service from Madrid to Malaga has now made it possible to travel, luxuriously and relatively swiftly, by train from the UK to the Costa del Sol.”

That is quite exciting actually especially if you are like me and love Spain, but are dead scared of flying especially on budget airlines. It is a funny thing but sometimes you go to a place and you just know straight away that it is magickal and where you need to be. I have been to France a lot of times and not felt that, nor in Belgium, Greece, Iceland, or any other frozen food stores. Spain is my place and when I went there three years ago I fell in love with it.

Of course I went to Andalucía which is glorious, vast, arid and mountainous, and full of delicious tapas. You have got great beaches, good climate, flamenco musick, architecture, all the girls are beautiful, what’s not to like. I know in reality it would not always be like a holiday and if you go to the Costa del Sol it is full of polyester-clad chavs binge-drinking WKD. The Costa Almería is nicer. Ideally I would avoid all English people, this is slightly easier as I speak quite reasonable Spanish. Except I once asked for a Coca-Cola in a bar and despite this being the world’s most internationally recognised brand name, the man gave me a hot chockolate instead. I do not think that is a problem with my Spanish though as Coca-Cola is the same in Spanish.

I would not mind living there especially if I could hibernate in a mountain cave during the withering heat of summer, curled up in a little ball and waking up every three weeks to eat some tapas.