BAJONDILLO SANGRIA SOCIAL
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Every Wednesday, Bajondillo puts on a SANGRIA SOCIAL for the residents. I really had a good time. Over 100 showed up - Hey! free drinks!
When you enter the social hall, the table is all set up with a huge pot, several bottles of wine, several bottles of liquor and several bottles of Soda. Also plastic glasses are set up with bits of fruit already in them.
The "show" begins when someone is picked to do the mixing. This day, a German fellow had the honour of making the Sangria. In went 6 bottles of white wine, and amounts of brandy, gin, martini, malaga wine, cointreau or Triple Sec, Liquor 43, banana liqueur, orange Soda, a little bit of sugar and fruit. He then took a big mixer and mixed up the ingredients. Two people are then asked to have a sample and then the Sangria is distributed to the attendees. They make so much that you can have seconds and even thirds if you wish.
After that, there is dancing and entertainment. A fun time was had by all.
Dutch Specialties and More
We had the pleasure of eating at the GRAND CAFE' HET HOF not only once but twice. Both times we took advantage of the special they had on ( only until the end of March ). The first time we went with Hans' brother Wim, when he was in Torremolinos on a visit with us ( Jan. 17).
All three of us had the l4.50 Euro Special which included your choice of Appetizer, Choice of Entree and your dessert.
The second time we brought Carmen and Stace with us as we had raved to them how good it was. ( Feb. 5 ) The first visit, Hans had Sate with peanut butter sauce and I had the ribs. Both were absolutely delicious.
When we went with Carmen and Stace, we all had the ribs. Along with the main menu, we were also given a bowl of french fries, carrots and a salad plate. We all agreed it was excellent value and our waiter Ernest was awesome.
The competition to keep the tourists inside the hotels is strong and wild, with advantages to the costumers.
Spanish hotels developed a standard of activities that cover all the areas, with each hotel concentrated in its dominant area of costumers. So, either if you travel with children or not, this is a point you must consider when booking your hotel.
Camino de la Playa - a lot of steps to the center.
There are other steps to the city center than the ones leading you to Calle San Miguel, as I mentioned in previous tips. These ones are at the far end of Bajondillo beach and you climb the steps on the cliff by Hotel Meliá C. del Sol.
The steps are quite steep and I must admit that I get out of breath while climbing them, but the view from the view platform makes it all worth the while. There are benches on the way and 2 view platforms plus that there is a lift which takes you to the upper platform (see my next tip). When I have been walking there I have noticed that it is like a meeting point for teenagers, not that there is anything wrong with that, just an observation.
Note that the steps are closed from 12 at midnight until 7 in the morning, one does not want to get stuck there overnight ;)