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29.11.2014
Leaving Torrevieja we came to one of the newest town on the coast – Orihuela Costa.  As we drove down the hill the houses spread out before us.  There were thousands.  As I looked I didn’t feel that this was somewhere I could make home, it was so different to the Spain I knew and loved. The Orihuela Costa is actually part of Orihuela city, some...
24.11.2014
My son, Alex, was back from boarding school last week. Sitting in the car in Lagos traffic we were commenting on how, since my daughter worked for Scania last summer, we suddenly notice Scania trucks everywhere. ‘Yeah,’ he said. It’s like that with Nigerians. I see them everywhere now.’ Alex lived with us in Lagos for 4 years during his middle and...
19.11.2014
We drove past the ‘pink’ lake, salt mountains piled next to it waiting to be loaded onto the conveyer belt that passes under the road and the buildings to the beach and then out to the jetty to be loaded onto ships.  Some of this salt ends up on the UK’s roads in winter.  Torrevieja is a long narrow town so from the coast road you are never very...