I’ve spent the last month doing volunteer work at Sunseed Desert Technology (www.sunseed.co.uk) in southern Spain (near Almeria). It’s a cool place, with friendly people. The work is quite varied. Cooking, gardening, laying tile, building (or more often repairing) stuff. I’ve enjoyed it. Unfortunately there are no Spanish people here, and my Spanish hasn’t improved a bit for having spent a month in Spain.
This part of Spain is quite beautiful, in a dry desert way. Lots of crumbling, ruined buildings and cactus. A couple weeks back a few of us went to the mountain for the weekend. It was amazing to hike up from the desert into the snow. We even had four inches of snow overnight, as we staying in a mountain shelter.
On Tuesday I move on to…somewhere else. Maybe back to Granada to start with.