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Classic Ford 4000 Tractor in Morocco

A classic Ford 4000 tractor with 50 years of farming action.

We've seen many in Turkey and Pakistan, classic Ford tractors still going strong. This time we saw a classic Ford 4000 tractor in Morocco which saw quite a bit of action during it's 50 year operation. Have a look.


Classic Ford 4000 tractor in Morocco. 33° 56' 17.2824" N, 5° 19' 56.748" 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

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

Beja Visitor Directory in the Alentejo province in Portugal

Hotels and pension in and around Beja - Alentejo - Portugal

Beja has quite a few hotels and pensions - below are the ones with websites. Also around Beja there's accommodation for those appreciating the serenity of Beja's golden plain.


Beja covered market place near the bus station. 38° 0' 42.0516" N, 7° 51' 32.8752" W

Beja Airport History in the Alentejo province - Portugal

History of Beja Airport - Portugal

Beja Airport has a history that starts back in the 1960's. It's known as Beja Airbase BA11 - a big project of the German Air Force in Portugal. The airbase is located in the middle of the Alentejo province just above the Algarve region. Here's an overview of Beja Airport history in turbulent cold war times.

The Cabril Reservoir near Pedrogao Grande in Coimbra Portugal

Club Nautico at the Cabril Reservoir Lagoa Verde near Pedrogao Grande in Coimbra PortugalBuild during the rule of Oliveira Salazar, the Cabril Reservoir finished in 1954, forms a 55 Km long man-made lake. Located in the centre of Portugal on the IC8 highway it’s an easy get-away for those looking for a quiet place.




The Cabril Reservoir – Pedrogao Grande - Coimbra - Portugal 39° 55' 18.4368" N, 8° 8' 1.356" W

Historic Baiona in Pontevedra, Galicia in Spain

Memorial of Hermida de Santa Marta Destroyed by Pirate Drake in Baiona, Galicia in SpainBaiona is a seaside town in the north of Spain close to Portugal. It’s history is impressive due to it’s strategic secluded bay. Although conquered by many, here’s a bit of striking history with one 1 very recent event.





Location of the Hermida de Santa Marta in Baiona, Galicia Spain 42° 6' 53.5752" N, 8° 50' 10.536" W
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