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Comment from: Mary [Visitor] Email
I've never been to Spain, but have heard a lot about this country, especially I like the Spanish cuisine.
2009-03-06 @ 08:25
Comment from: Wendy (UK) [Visitor] Email
Great photos.

I have never played at any of the top courses in Spain (too mean, among other reasons), except once in Marbella at co. expense, but am more envious of your tapas excursions, particularly the seafood.

One thing I am curious about is how you cope with different mealtimes on your travels, particularly evenings? OK, if you're staying at five-star hotels across the world you can eat at virtually any time you wish, but if you're eating out at local places they tend to follow the country pattern. For example, restaurants in UK/France open 7.30-8.00p.m., but I often find in US that diners have finished eating by this time, and except when catering purely for tourists, the Spanish tend to eat 10p.m.ish. (Maybe your lack of sobriety is drinking on an empty stomach?!). I don't know about the other more exotic locations you have visited?
2009-03-10 @ 14:35
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Visitor] Email
Wendy,

Spain's meal schedule is certainly different. The hotels don't open their doors for breakfast until 8 am. That's quite late by anyone's standards, especially when you have an 8:30-9 am tee time. It's virtually impossible to get a proper breakfast. Also, I think the earliest dinner I had was 9 p.m. in Spain, and you can find table closer to 11 p.m. in a lot of the tapas bars.

What's also interesting in Spain is that siesta is around lunch time, so many restaurants would close their doors right as i was thinking of a meal! Lunch often occurs closer to 2-3 p.m.

On the contrary, when I was in Ireland in March a few years back, I was turned away at 7:30 p.m. for dinner at a restaurant (probably because i was in a small town in the off-season).

Regarding the U.S., I would say normal dinner time is between 6:30-7:30, though most restaurants are usually open until 10 p.m. even on weekdays.

To be honest, I often skip a meal when on the road, just too busy or my schedule doesn't match the eating patterns of the host destination!
2009-03-11 @ 12:32
Comment from: Mike [Visitor] Email
The food on the Costa Del Sol is some of the best in the world, especially the sea food!
2009-03-19 @ 05:33
Comment from: Ron [Visitor] Email
excellent golf course, I only need to accumulate a little money )
2010-01-24 @ 04:30
hey there i ve read your whole post.really thanks
2011-01-01 @ 08:03

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