We have been going to Spain late February for the last…15 years or so?... We go to the same place in the south of Spain’s region of Andalucia, a small town by the Med, perfect place to relax and also a good base to explore the many treasures of this region. Now that we are both retired from teaching we can go outside the school holidays; less hassle, cheaper flights! As they say, what is not to like?
We are normally there for Carnival i.e.Mardi Gras, which is celebrated in most countries in the Continent. In the UK, a carnival is just a pageant that happens in the Summer when people feel like it; it is not the something that marks the start of Lent. We do have a massive Carnival in London, the Notting Hill Carnival, which is probably the biggest street event in London and it also takes place in the summer.
The Carnival in the town where we stay (Nerja) is very family orientated; lots of music, fancy costumes but no semi-nude ladies! Local families go out to see the processions and it is great fun…as I found out this year. Having visited the town for the last 15 years, this was the first time I saw it. While the others (husband and in-laws) were in the swimming pool and gym doing healthy things, I just went out and mingled with the locals! I took a lot of photos, too many to post, but I just want to show these: I will call them ‘Ladies of a certain age having fun’!