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Forum: Help and Advice 18th May 2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 12,639
Posted By Gizmouk
My friend lives in Las Pocicas, a tad north of...

My friend lives in Las Pocicas, a tad north of Albox. We visit him twice aytear (for 12 years now) and nothing much has changed in that time.
This is a quiet rural area, there are UK expat societies...
Forum: Private For Sale and Wanted Adverts 22nd March 2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,204
Posted By Gizmouk
Found ! No longer wanted Range Rover

heyup

My pal in Las Pocicas is looking for a good condition Range Rover, prefers a V6 or V8 diesel engine. Condition is more important than age or mileage. Anyone know of one within sensible...
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 28th February 2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,255
Posted By Gizmouk
Mossies are a problem. They carry Leishmaniasis...

Mossies are a problem. They carry Leishmaniasis which is often FATAL to dogs.
If you have a dog consult your vet before bringing it to Andalusia. My pal who lives near Albox has lot three dogs to...
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 17th September 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,882
Posted By Gizmouk
Try the road out of Albox up the Saliente to the...

Try the road out of Albox up the Saliente to the monastery..... uphill all the way

Chris
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 17th September 2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,882
Posted By Gizmouk
Try Google Maps with 'terrain'...

Try Google Maps with 'terrain' enabled

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=albox&ie=UTF-8&ei=MgI4UtmKLuiq7Qbi0IHYCQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg
Forum: Help and Advice 28th August 2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,757
Posted By Gizmouk
How old are the ruined farmhouses

Does anyone know the rough age of the many farmhouses scattered around the area? Why were they all abandoned and when?

Chris
Forum: Help and Advice 28th August 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,020
Posted By Gizmouk
Mobile phone repeater

I know these can be bought online but is there anywhere in the Albox area that sells them?
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 6th April 2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,065
Posted By Gizmouk
A unique character with a lot of courage. I never...

A unique character with a lot of courage. I never met him but I really wish I had.

Hasta la vista Fred
Forum: Other General Chatter 1st March 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,650
Posted By Gizmouk
Fred - I don't know you personally but I wish I...

Fred - I don't know you personally but I wish I did. You are clearly a man of great character and courage.

Chris K
Forum: Help and Advice 16th October 2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,350
Posted By Gizmouk
Please research Leishmaniasis. This is a deadly...

Please research Leishmaniasis.
This is a deadly disease that has killed one of my friend's six dogs already.
See...
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 16th October 2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,190
Posted By Gizmouk
Driving in this area is easy enough - traffic is...

Driving in this area is easy enough - traffic is generally very light, more so if you use the toll motorway. Local drivers can be a bit unpredictable so defensive driving is a good idea. Expect the...
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 23rd August 2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,521
Posted By Gizmouk
I understand - it's early mornings for bike...

I understand - it's early mornings for bike riders.. only nutters go out in the heat of the day, like the Vuelta competitors. Makes me tired just watching them.
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 21st August 2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,904
Posted By Gizmouk
Well said Sheriff! These abominations are the...

Well said Sheriff!

These abominations are the biggest confidence trick in many years. They will never pay for themselves and only exist because of government grants to their constructors.
Look...
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 21st August 2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,521
Posted By Gizmouk
Cycling

Hello all

Is there a cycling club in or near Albox? Not the dedicated 8 hours a day training for the Vuelta type but for more casual bike riders.

Chris
Forum: Private For Sale and Wanted Adverts 11th July 2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,197
Posted By Gizmouk
Table tennis table wanted

Anyone got a table tennis table for sale? Doesn't need to be immaculate
Forum: Other General Chatter 28th May 2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,491
Posted By Gizmouk
You're welcome Once you get used to the concept...

You're welcome

Once you get used to the concept of 'manana' and relax it's great!
We love our 6 weeks a year out there

Chris
Forum: Other General Chatter 27th May 2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,491
Posted By Gizmouk
Welcome

Though I'm a bit of a fraud as I don't live in Spain I do spend 6 weeks a year with my friend in Las Pocicas. I like Albox myself and I'm pleased to see someone with positive things to say about it....
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 8th February 2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,404
Posted By Gizmouk
I can see from your attitude you're going to make...

I can see from your attitude you're going to make lots of friends wherever you go, I'll look out for you!
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 4th January 2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,970
Posted By Gizmouk
Fred I've spent 6 weeks a year near Albox since...

Fred

I've spent 6 weeks a year near Albox since 2002, staying with a friend.
Your summary is absolutely spot on advice for a possible immigrant to the area.
I think the area has improved over the...
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 14th September 2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,081
Posted By Gizmouk
Not a Quad....

In the rambla somewhere ......

http://youtu.be/thTsP3Jjjlw
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 11th September 2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,618
Posted By Gizmouk
Meanwhile.... somewhere in the...

Meanwhile.... somewhere in the rambla...

http://youtu.be/JuqNig88uOM

Chris
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 10th September 2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,618
Posted By Gizmouk
Over the last 9 years I've spent 6 weeks a year...

Over the last 9 years I've spent 6 weeks a year in Pocicas on average - I've seen the odd lone bird of prey (eagles?) but this was the first time I've ever seen a substantial group like that....
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 10th September 2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,618
Posted By Gizmouk
Great Fred - THANK YOU!!! I'll tell my pal Chris

Great Fred - THANK YOU!!! I'll tell my pal

Chris
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 6th September 2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,618
Posted By Gizmouk
Birds of prey over Las Pocicas

Just home in UK after 3 weeks in Pocicas - three days ago I saw a group of large birds of prey soaring over the rambla, about 10-12 in all. They were moving in circles together and gradually...
Forum: Albox & Spain General Chatter 30th May 2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,883
Posted By Gizmouk
These are really excellent - nice hi def clear...

These are really excellent - nice hi def clear video, well edited and a great soundtrack. I visit Albox for 6 weeks a year and this video brings the whole place into perpective. The Sanctuario is my...
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