Yes, it's soon time to head south to Competa for (what's left of) the winter here in Denmark. April, I know, is not really winter but by the time we get back spring will be under way here ... perfect!
"At 650 m above sea level and 16 km from the Mediterranean, Cómpeta is one of the famous "white villages" steeped in Moorish history and culture. Its location high in the Sierra Almijara affords it the most stunning scenery, with views from the mountains down to the sea, and on a clear day across the Mediteranean to the distant shores of Morrocco. The centre of the village is dominated by its 16th century church, a delightful plaza with street-cafés, restaurants, shops, bank etc. Usually it is crowded with people, having a chat or just going about their business. Even it seems quiet noisy and frightening to the shy north europeans, they soon find out that this is only the typical expression of the andalusian lifestyle. The warmth and friendliness of the people still remains an invitation to stay here. Throughout the year there are varios „fiestas“ in the village with local flamenco music and dancing." (from "Competa")
I have fond memories of sitting in a bar in Competa watching England knocking Denmark out of the world cup last year ...Posted by daen at February 28, 2003 11:40 AM | TrackBack