Have you heard about Alozaina, a little white town in Andalusia?
I hadn’t. And I just looked it on the map a few of weeks ago when I decided to go there for a Helpx adventure at a family eco farm.
I spent over two weeks there -mainly at the farm- and I had the chance to go to the town a couple of times.
The first time was after I got back from my trip to El Burgo. And the second time was when I went down to the town to interview someone —I’ve got some great material for an upcoming post! 😉
The top sight in Alozaina is the “Parque Mirador”, or “Parque María Sagredo”.
Sadly, this is what I bumped into when I tried to go there to enjoy the views: closed gates (Google said it was open!).
The town is very quiet, even stray dogs and cats are. They silently beg for food at some of the bars’ terraces —you are lucky I don’t have pictures of that… it was just too sad to look at.
Alozaina is completely muted during siesta time, which is when I strolled around it. And that is completely understandable since the temperature wouldn’t go below 35ºC in the shade.
What was I even doing there!!!???
I have no answer for that.
I guess my wanderlust is sometimes just too strong.
Alozaina is small. But it’s charming, and it has some nice corners that would make me stop for snapshots.
You still haven’t seen anyone on the streets, right?
That’s because I was the only one there!
So I had to take a selfie, no choice.
Is there anything more Spanish or Andalusian than this?
Blue sky, a white town on a hill, and some olive trees in the foreground.
One day I had the opportunity to visit Molino del Rey.
It’s a fabulous yoga retreat center in Jorox, which is part of Alozaina, so I will include some of the images I captured there too.
But first, let me gift you with some photos of the surroundings, which reminded me of some villages I saw from the train on the way to Monaco earlier this year.
They are beautiful, don’t you think?
I loved the contrast between the greens of the scenery and the white houses.
And this is already inside Molino del Rey. Well, the outdoor area.
There is a magnificent view of the mountains from there.
Underneath the main building, there are some amazing maze-like natural caves for meditation. Pictures wouldn’t do justice to their beauty.
You’ll have to come to see them!
This is also from the yoga retreat place, and I’m adding it just to show you that sometimes there are kind people around that offer to take photos of me so I don’t have to go on selfie mode XD.
Cheers and see you on my next post!