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1. Posted by LittleHote (Inactive 78 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Oh no! When I moved here, I promised myself I would never use that annoying phrase. Sorry!

Anyway, I've been lurking on this forum for a while so I thought it was time to introduce myself. Although I lived in England nearly all my life, I moved to Spain a couple of years ago where we operate a few websites providing information for people who want to learn about Spain and the little hotels of Spain, the Balearics and the Canaries. (I mustn't advertise, but the clue is in there somewhere;)

As my work is entirely internet based, I can live almost anywhere I want, so I'm fortunate to be able to live up on the side of an Andalucian mountain, sharing the fresh air with the mimosa, rosemary and wild boar.

Travel? Yes I've been to quite a few places, but on the whole I've probably ticked a lot fewer boxes than many people. I'm not so much interested in the "It's Tuesday so this must be Belgium" school of travel. I prefer to really get to know a small location, so one day I came up with this little bit of homespun philosophy:
When you see a hill, walk up it.
When you see a bar, sit in it (and have a drink or three).
When you see a beach, lie on it.
When you get back home, don't boast about all the famous places you briefly flashed past. Tell people about the unheard of places that you took time to explore properly.

2. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hi paul.
nice area too almeria. my mum and dad spend the winter the and have for around 15 years. good on you mate. welcome to tp

3. Posted by zani75 (Inactive 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Paul,

I like your homespun philosophy, I'm off to Thailand for 6 months later this year and intend to do just that!

My Mum has very recently taken a job in Almeria, (lucky lady!) it sounds absolutly beautiful - I will definatly be visiting later this summer, any insider tips on what not to miss are more than welcome.