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Post by amm1007 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:53 pm

As a ' newbie ' and not even living in the area.....but completing on a cave house 19/11
and going to the Altiplano event later.....
it did strike me to ask as everyone on here seems very helpful and friendly ( creep, creep lol! )

Whether you ever have ' Cave Dwellers ' meet-ups for whatever reasons
social and no keys thown on the coffee table type affraid 

Searched.....couldnt find any such thing
hence this posting.....I am guessing you must know each other on a personal level
but not looking to invade or crash anything

Let me know ? would be nice to meet a few peeps in time !
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Post by Rosie on Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:14 am

There is a monthly quiz night at Emilio's Restaurant in Los Carriones. I am sure someone will be postin the date of next one on here soon. That is always good for a natter.
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Post by amm1007 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:01 am

Rosie wrote:There is a monthly quiz night at Emilio's Restaurant in Los Carriones. I am sure someone will be postin the date of next one on here soon. That is always good for a natter.
Thanks Rosie
Guess I better find Los Carriones, but sounds good...it's the harmless gossip and friendly banter I am looking for .
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Post by Tim Cullis on Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:49 am

Go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and stick 'los carriones' in the search box.

Comes up with a pin for the restaurant.
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Post by La Mancha on Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:25 pm

There are also regular fund-raising events for El Capricho that many people attend, Next one is the Its a Knockout

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Post by amm1007 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:46 pm

Tim Cullis wrote:Go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and stick 'los carriones' in the search box.  

Comes up with a pin for the restaurant.
Thanks Tim

I would have done that, but have now ....gosh, is that in the middle of nowhere ?
about 20 kms from Zujar at a guess....suppose its equadistant from Baza and Huescar if they are the 2 ' big ' towns ?
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Post by pete_l on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:13 pm

amm1007 wrote:I would have done that, but have now ....gosh, is that in the middle of nowhere ?
about 20 kms from Zujar at a guess....suppose its equadistant from Baza and Huescar if they are the 2 ' big ' towns ?
Probably double. Though the distance isn't as much of a pain as the time.
But that's the problem with living in the boonies: everything involves travel. And that puts a limit on the booze. And between them, makes socialising seem much less attractive. Which in turn means fewer people turn up ... and so the downwards spiral goes on.

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Post by Mandi on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:18 pm

wow pete l you do sound happy, you dont have to drink to have fun, its the people you meet thats important, go on have a natter, enjoy.

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Post by amm1007 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:41 pm

La Mancha wrote:There are also regular fund-raising events for El Capricho that many people attend, Next one is the Its a Knockout
El Capricho is a place or restaurant / bar ? couldnt find it on Google. Its a Knock-out , outdoors or an indoor version ?
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Post by pete_l on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:43 pm

Mandi wrote:wow pete l you do sound happy, you dont have to drink to have fun, its the people you meet thats important, go on have a natter, enjoy.
Actually, I'm fine. Happy, happy, happy (now that [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] has turned up Very Happy ) But there's no getting away from the geography: that when you have to spend half an hour to drive 10's of km, whether you want a drink or not, to a "bash" - and then take the same amount of time to get back home, it's a bit of a dampener.

amm1007 wrote:El Capricho is a place or restaurant / bar ? couldnt find it on Google
It's a home for stray ex-pats dogs near Baza (the home, not the dogs)

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Post by amm1007 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:49 pm

quote]Probably double. Though the distance isn't as much of a pain as the time.
But that's the problem with living in the boonies: everything involves travel. And that puts a limit on the booze. And between them, makes socialising seem much less attractive. Which in turn means fewer people turn up ... and so the downwards spiral goes on.
[/quote]So 40 kms , no big deal, only 30 mins the way I drive .......well, sometimes !
and booze....there's always Cerveza sin, isnt there......tastes like the real thing almost ?
Or Sasparilla of course . I won't drink and drive, thats one cert ...unless A to B can be done off-road.
Well, you sound a happy bunny .....cos you could always get soused and sleep in your car I guess , or a local Hostal ?
20 euros for a room is better than losing your flipping licence, hey ?
Ahh well, better get back to my triple G & T then lol! 
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Post by Mandi on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:53 pm

glad you are happy, we used to go 30 miles each way just to go to a british legion on a Sat night.
The quiz is at Emilios bar. food is good there as well. They do an english bfast as well.

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Post by amm1007 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:56 pm

[/quote] But there's no getting away from the geography: that when you have to spend half an hour to drive 10's of km, whether you want a drink or not, to a "bash" - and then take the same amount of time to get back home, it's a bit of a dampener.

amm1007 wrote:El Capricho is a place or restaurant / bar ? couldnt find it on Google
It's a home for stray ex-pats dogs near Baza (the home, not the dogs)[/quote]
Cheers Pete......agreed distance can be a blow to the social life, but guess you get out what you put in, ehh ?
and found the Dogs / expats home, thanks
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Post by ross on Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:32 pm

Emilios bar has good food I have tried it recently breakfast and fish and chips in the evening,excellent value and I travel from Zujar.we call it a treat hmm proper sausages and English bacon Very Happy 
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Post by amm1007 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:39 pm

ross wrote:Emilios bar has good food I have tried it recently breakfast and fish and chips in the evening,excellent value and I travel from Zujar.we call it a treat hmm proper sausages and English bacon Very Happy 
Hi Ross
Sorry, is Emilios in Zujar ? So they do English grub then ? but Spanish too....?
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Post by ross on Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:46 pm

I wish,no other side of Benamaural from us.We did have a English run café in Baza but it closed a couple of years ago.Which was a shame they did great food and a cuppa.

Emilios is probably 35 mins away from Zujar depending how fast you drive:Laughing 
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Post by Ken on Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:32 pm

Yes your right Emilio's are now doing good Spanish food, Strongbow, Guinness and Thatchers Gold. Tonight he said 'Watch this Space possibly Traditional Christmas Fare....we will see. They certainly try.

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Post by ross on Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:39 pm

They are trying to give us brits a little taste of uk,and for me I think it is great and will back them as much as I can.It's nice to have a little treat even if it is only breakfast.

Ken I see you are in Benamaurel,wish we were closer:lol: could sell the house and move Laughing 
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Post by Ken on Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:43 pm

It is so difficult in the time we have been here not one Expat business has survived. There is a market for a little bit of what you like! Sally tries hard at Cueva Pedro with Sunday lunches, but still hard work. Good luck to all who try.

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Post by ross on Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:56 pm

Ditto.
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Post by amm1007 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:14 am

Ross / Ken

Emilios is outside of Benamaurel then , but in which dirrection.....I dont live here yet, or ever been to Ben.
so no idea.....but if you want the taste of home occasionally sounds good....and always nice to know

Cheers Andy ( Coming from Zujar )
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Post by La Mancha on Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:25 am

Emilios is in Los Carriones, which is north of Benamaurel on the road to Castellijar, the A-4200

For the Satnav 37°40'50.35"N 2°40'12.08"W

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Post by amm1007 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:57 pm

La Mancha wrote:Emilios is in Los Carriones, which is north of Benamaurel on the road to Castellijar, the A-4200

For the Satnav  37°40'50.35"N   2°40'12.08"W

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Thanks La Mancha...what a good man you are !
do you think its a good place for English and Spanish Food ?
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Post by miron on Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:37 pm

I had a great lunch there yesterday! (Courtesy of the pensionistas group - there's some advantages to having an older partner!) Jamon, cheese, calamares, salad, then seafood soup, lamb chops and potatoes, and for dessert sorbet, flan and fresh fruit then coffee with brandy, plus unlimited white and red wine and beer (I had a bit of each!). I 've had their English breakfasts a couple of times -once was good, second time a bit mixed - egg griddled not fried, toast griddled not toasted, cold plates - but I'd know another time to ask. Having said that, I much prefer Spanish food!

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Post by amm1007 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:02 pm

miron wrote:I had a great lunch there yesterday! (Courtesy of the pensionistas group - there's some advantages to having an older partner!) Jamon, cheese, calamares, salad, then seafood soup, lamb chops and potatoes, and for dessert sorbet, flan and fresh fruit then coffee with brandy, plus unlimited white and red wine and beer (I had a bit of each!). I 've had their English breakfasts a couple of times -once was good, second time a bit mixed - egg griddled not fried, toast griddled not toasted, cold plates - but I'd know another time to ask. Having said that, I much prefer Spanish food!
Hi Miron
Sounds like you might not have eaten since ? Laughing 
I better find myself an older woman then ..haha.....
but not quite being that age, and tend not to join OAP groups, now sounds like I might be missing out ?
But seriously, I have such a slow metabolism ....I seriously could not even eat that much....1 plate is enough for me . But the Spanish side of stuff sounds great ! not really a Brit abroad seeking egg and chips stuff, but nice to know for the occasional Brekkie or Fish and chips. so now I know where it is, and the Spanish is good, its a place to note
Many thanks, Andy
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