One Hundred Thirty Six

IMG_5844A Year of Yoga: May 17, 2014

Pose: Wide Legged Forward Fold with Straight Back

Location: On the trail from our campsite to the village of Trevelez. Today we decided to explore the campsite and village instead of doing a long/hard hike. We will save that for tomorrow. Today we spent the morning reading and lounging. After lunch we decided to take the trail that leads to the village, do some exploring, and also figure out where tomorrow’s planned hike begins. When we arrived in the village we realized that it was siesta time. Seriously, when are we going to figure out the Spanish schedule? We’ve been here 2 1/2 months and I still think “after lunch” is a good time to do stuff. If you are wondering, I have posted a typical Spanish schedule below. We still had a look around the town, admired some of the beautiful Alpujarran woven goods hanging outside the closed shops, and found our starting point for the hike. The rest of our afternoon was spent with napping, lounging, and reading followed by dinner and some of our single malt souvenir from Scotland.

Typical Spanish schedule:

9:00/10:00 – shops and businesses open

2:00 – everything (except tourist stuff) shuts down for lunch/siesta.

2:00 – 4:30/5:00 – everyone is at home eating lunch with their families; streets are like a ghost town.

5:00 – 9:00 – Businesses re-open and everyone and their dog (literally) is on paseo. There are hundreds of children roaming the streets (whose parents went back to work). There are well dressed elderly couples walking arm in arm. There are toddlers chasing pigeons. All the bars are full….but only for drinks. You absolutely cannot order food.

9:00 – Midnight. – It is now acceptable to eat dinner. If you arrive at a bar wanting food you will not be looked at like an idiot.

Midnight – 4:00am – Clubs are open…if you’re into that (which of course the 19 and 20 year old students were).

4:00am – 8ish – I guess some sleep is in order. If we must.

*After lunch is not a good time to get anything done (except domestic responsibilities)

*Everything is closed on Sundays except some restaurants

*Chinese markets are always open.




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