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Ferry to Africa, Algeciras, Ceuta, Palmones commercial Zone

All about the ferry ticket business to Africa and stocking up supplies at Palmones commercial zone.

The Algeciras, Gibraltar corner of Spain is where many gather before heading for Morocco. From here many ferry companies can take you to Ceuta or Tanger on the African continent. Not surprisingly the ferry ticket business is all around with Palmones commercial zone as the last stop to stock up with supplies before Morocco.


Balearia Ferry Embarkation dock in Algerciras - Spain. 36° 7' 43.1724" N, 5° 26' 29.832" W

Los Alcornocales Natural Park near Algeciras and Gibraltar

Los Alcornocales Natural Park in the Andalusia province in Spain consists of Mediterranean native forest

Just above Algeciras and Gibraltar - the port to Africa - a big natural park stretches far inland on both sides of the A381 highway to Seville. Los Alcornocales Natural Park in the Andalusia province in Spain consists of Mediterranean native forest and is a nice place to explore by foot or bicycle for those who are not in a rush to get to Africa.


Area Recreativa Le Celemin in Los Alcornocales Natural Park. 36° 18' 40.1256" N, 5° 44' 35.9232" W

Iberdrola, Energy giant in Spain

The sign to the recreation area at the Guadalcacin reservoir.

It’s hard to miss when driving down south from Seville to Gibraltar. The renewable energy projects created by Iberdrola – The Spanish energy giant – are everywhere. The Andalusia - Cadiz part of Spain must be a favorable location. And not only that, there’s more that dominates the landscape.



Guadalcacin dam near the Iberdrola power plant. 36° 40' 5.5632" N, 5° 47' 12.48" W

Deserted stylish house in Andalucia, Spain

Deserted stylish house in Andalusia, Spain.

An unusual encounter with a deserted and classy house in Andalusia in Spain. No sign, no name, nothing. Deserted and in considerable decline but still standing. It’s located near the Tempul spring at the Guadalcacin reservoir near Arcos de la Frontera. Have a look.



Deserted stylish house in Andalusia, Spain. 36° 38' 15.6588" N, 5° 40' 31.7064" W

The Red Hill at Minas de Riotinto in Andalusia, Spain

The Red Hill at Rio Tinto in Andelusia, Spain.

The landscape is totally surreal - mining activities at Minas de Riotinto created huge pits and odd shaped hills in the metal rich soil in Andalusia, Spain. The area can be visited though mining still continues at nearby Nerva by the Rio Tinto company.



The Red Hill - Cerro Colorado by the Rio Tinto Mining company. 37° 42' 18.0396" N, 6° 35' 7.8612" W

Villsom campsite near Seville, Andalusia in Spain

Vilsom camping with WIFI hotspot near Seville, Andalusia in Spain

For those visiting Seville – in Andalusia in Spain with their mobile home / RV / Campervan there’s Villsom camping in Dos Hermanas south of Seville. It’s a very popular place to park for a few days, but not only that. Stocking up supplies from here is quite easy before heading down south. Although it seems it's the only camping near Seville, there's a few places more. An impression of Villsom camping and alternatives.



Villsom campsite near Seville in Dos Hermanas. 37° 16' 40.0008" N, 5° 56' 12.9984" W

Almonaster La Real : gem in the Sierra de Aracena in Spain

Almonaster La Real in the Siera-de-Aracena in Huelva-Andalucia in Spain

It usually takes just one look to notice a place has something special. Almonaster La Real in the Sierra de Aracena in Spain is such a place. The village has an old mosque on top of a rock overlooking the whole area. Almonaster La Real is a 1,5 hour drive away from Seville in Andalusia and is a good starting point to explore the area by foot over well marked trails.


Parking in Almonaster La Real in the Siera de Aracena. 37° 52' 12.36" N, 6° 46' 59.304" W

Spanish and portuguese gas bottle system

The Spanish Portuguese Moroccan propane gas bottle bayonet system from repsol.

For those who travel it's an all too familiar subject - how to refill your propane, butane gas-bottle for cooking, heating and cooling. So far after 4 years the German type "grey" 13.5 Kg gas-bottle seems to best solution for many destination. In all countries it was pretty easy to get a refill of a German type gas bottle - till we arrived in Spain and Portugal. Here's the story how to adapt to the Iberian gas bottle system.


Repsol store in Beja selling gas bottle and bayonet adapters. 38° 0' 22.86" N, 7° 51' 54.576" W
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