our escape to andalucia, december 2002
spain introduction

Our accommodation etc

Travel:
We travelled East Midlands—Malaga by GO/EasyJet. No pro
blems and good prices.

Car rental:
We rented our car via the Internet. We booked through Holiday Autos. Marinsa - Spain gave good, efficient and cheerful service, and good car (Opel Corsa) which was miserly with petrol and fine to drive.

Accommodation:
We found our accommodation in Torrox via Vacation Rentals. (Internal link to the house we rented.)

Tony and Joan Venables met us Torrox and introduced us to their townhouse. They live in nearby Torrox Costa. The little house is less than five minutes from the centre of town, with its bars, restaurants and shops, including the town market (open weekday mornings...good greengrocery stall), small supermarkets and panaderia that provided most of our needs. The house is perfectly right for a couple, spotlessly clean and well-equipped. The kitchen is big and enabled us to be vegan and self-sufficient. The bedroom has a double bed and plenty of cupboard space, and has an old, battered and much-used double door that fascinated Ralph. The lounge opens through sliding doors onto a patio from which you can see the town rooftops, the church and, in the distance, the blue Mediterranean. Sometimes, apparently, you can see the Atlas Mountains, but that often means you are in for a spell of "iffy" weather, so we didn't regret not seeing them! While we were there the church clock had broken down, so we weren't treated to it chiming the hours. Again we didn't miss that particular pleasure! All in all a recommended choice.

One important thing to note is that Torrox isn't a place for people who have trouble with stairs — the lanes are often very steep indeed, and there are many stairways! The stairs in the house are also steep.

Torrox Costa has larger supermarkets. Consume (the first you come to) stocked soy milk and other specialised foods. SuperSol caters for foreign tastes, though not vegans!

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