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Message 58558 · Lydia Hedge · 4 May 2010 13:56:31 · Top

Hello all,

This is off topic, but I was hoping that our international community might be
able to help.

A friend is heading to Mijas Pueblo, Spain next month and is looking for
accommodation - NOT a big hotel. The web has been singularly unhelpful.
There appears to be almost nothing.

If anyone knows of anything that would help, please reply PRIVATELY to
me: lydiahedge@accesswave.ca not to strathspey.

Many thanks in advance

And apologies to everyone for misusing this forum - I hope not badly...

Lydia Hedge
Nova Scotia, Canada

Mijas Pueblo, Spain

Message 58559 · GOSS9@telefonica.net · 4 May 2010 14:01:40 · Top

Here in Spain, the town is known as "Mijas" http://directoriodemijas.es/.

The use of the word "pueblo" is to differentiate the old town up the hill (protection against pirates) from the more modern touristy part called "Mijas Costa".
The above URL might be a good starting place.
Richard Goss (Mallorca).

Mijas Pueblo, Spain

Message 58608 · Lydia Hedge · 5 May 2010 23:38:02 · Top

Thank you, Richard. My friends have now found a place to stay - looks like
a nice, quiet hostal on a tiny street in the pueblo portion of town - just what
they wanted.

Lydia

> Here in Spain, the town is known as "Mijas"
> http://directoriodemijas.es/.
> The above URL might be a good starting place.
> Richard Goss (Mallorca).
>

Mijas Pueblo, Spain

Message 58611 · GOSS9@telefonica.net · 6 May 2010 00:12:01 · Top

Of course on that coast, quiet is a relative term where ever you go. Here on Mallorca, only about 10% of the island ever sees a tourist, but in that 10% this year the police are now carrying noise measuring devices and writing tickets. It is interesting how things get out of balance. For example in Palma, one would expect the Plaça Major to have a lot of noise, and it does, and those living on the 4-5 floors overlooking the plaça considered that a part of living there. However a few years back, the city government permitted a series of rock concerts to be broadcast from there. This started a little war. When the city did not listen to the neighbors, the neighbors organized, opened all their windows, and jacked up the volume on their TVs, stereos, etc.so that the broadcasters had too much "ambient" noise, so the show failed, and they tried to recoup their expenses from the city, and failed. After all is a public place is allowed to have high volumne, why can´t the people in their own houses, as long as their neighbors don´t object. The compromise was equally horrible, in that the new reg did not allow buskers to have any amplification at all. So the restaurants started losing money without the free entertainment.

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