trains Andalucia

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AMC
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trains Andalucia

Postby AMC » 24 Jan 2007, 9:29am

Please moderate me if I'm going on too much!
The road into Cadiz is a main highway, & although it's permitted to cycle on the hard lane of the autopistas it can be a bit noisy & tiring. (Often the autopista offers only straight route out of a town & they're ok to cycle, especially at night, but watch for fast moving traffic joining from the right). An alternative is to get a train or boat ("El Vapor") from Puerta Santa Maria with the bike into Cadiz - much nicer than the motorway!

Ok, I'll stop banging on now...

ThomasDylan

Postby ThomasDylan » 24 Jan 2007, 10:25am

Pedants' corner time :-)

I think you mean El Puerto de Santa Maria.

Ah, the Costa de la Luz. Great manzanilla, superb seafood, no high-risers (yet), no chavs or hordes of "foreign" tourists (and a Spanish ex- to wistfully think back on).

AMC
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Postby AMC » 24 Jan 2007, 12:34pm

I think you're right, I do mean El Puerto de Santa Maria. My Spanish teacher will be grateful for the reminder of harbout gender, as indeed am I. Thank you. Long live pedantry.

Hugo

Postby Hugo » 25 Jan 2007, 8:52am

Pedants' corner time


Using the wrong gender in French or Welsh or Spanish
is rather like saying "You was" or instead of " you were"
in English; the Welsh are so keen for people to learn Welsh
that they(we) don't mind at all, but the French see it as
ignorance, entirely forgiveable in a foreigner.

Many French or Spanish people ALSO get the wrong gender....
takes some thinking!

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Postby AMC » 25 Jan 2007, 9:34am

Diolch yn fawr am y syniad 'na - dwi'n wedi bod yn dysgu Cymraeg hefyd (mae'n teimlo fel gwaith caled weithiau!) ac mae'n neis iawn i glywed o'r rhywun o Gymru.

well - this is what I hope I've said yn Saesneg/English:
Thanks for that idea - I've been learning Welsh aswell, (feels like hard work sometimes!) & it's really nice to hear from someone from Wales. (Hugo will spot the missing mutation & spelling mistakes in that lot.)

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Trains

Postby andy » 30 Jan 2007, 3:32pm

Having just returned from cycling vias verde in andalucia and using trains for longer distances I can vouch for their reliability and low cost. Just check out on renfe website coz not all trains allow bikes especially the AVE or TALGO both high speed. Enjoy!