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Conil, a white wonder in Southern Spain
12 August 2014 @ 12:21

 

      Today, I want to show you a video, which explains how is one of the best places for vacations in Andalusia. The place is Conil de la Frontera (Cádiz) and, if you want to know more about it, please click here below and enjoy:

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The Presenter: “More than half of the inhabited land of Conil is rented; therefore, this town of 21,000 inhabitants, in winter, goes to over 120,000, in Summer. And these beaches have a lot of guilt ... "

You can read:  LIKE TO FISH IN THE WATER

The presenter (Mario Montero): “Very good…..”

Several ladies: “Hellooo…”

Mario Montero: “Where you go, with all of those things, that you carry there….?”

Pepi: “To get drunk….”

Mario Montero: “Let we see….Is this of here litronas?”

Note: Litronas are big bottles of beer.

Pepi: “Of course…But they are light”

Mario Montero: “Ah…they are light….”

Mario Montero: “From where you have come?”

Pepi: “From Mérida”

Mario Montero: “Ah.., from Merida”

Pepi: “We are a group of fitness: Toñi, Ana, Ascen, Pepi and Rosa”

Mario Montero: “You have left behind ... some to the husbands and the most to the children”

Pepi: “To the children”

Mario Montero: “You have escaped…”

Toñi: “Yes, a little bit…but it is with permission…”

Mario Montero: “All right…How many children have you left?”

Toñi: “I have left three”

Pepi: “I have two”

Mario Montero: “You bring a bikini, obviously; bikini, swimwear ..... goal: get pretty brunette?”

Pepi: “That, specially”

Mario Montero: “Ah….Already we arrive…?”

Toñi: “Yes…this one…”

Mario Montero: “Which one?”

Toñi: “This, the first one”

Mario Montero: “Does the 35?”

Rosa: “Toñi, Do you open or not open?”

Mario Montero: “Let us inward…”

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Mario Montero: “You have it…absolutely everything in the middle: suitcases, bags…”

Pepi: “Look:  with the little beach…this is the umbrella, the water, the little sun….It is a pasty”

Pepi: “Galician, galician liquor….We are going to make a paella, a seafood paella”

Mario Montero: “What rigged you are…!, And a day are you going to give a tribute to your selves?”

All the ladies: “Yes”

Pepi: “Moreover, the double is now, when you turn the corner”

Mario Montero: “The double?!”

Pepi: “The extra, the extra pay”

Mario Montero: “The extra pay…., all right.., because What do you do?”

All ther ladies: “Officers”

Mario Montero: “Here you are going to ride the night tea parties, right?”

The ladies answered laughing: “Yes”

Pepi: “What it is that you wake up and see these views, see the beach, stay here little quiet, relaxed…”

Mario Montero: “How much it costs?”

Pepi: “180”

All of them: “180, until the Sunday”

Mario Montero: “Lie”

Pepi: “I swear you”

Mario Montero: “180 Euros each one?!”

All the ladies: “No, no, no…36 Euros, each one”

Ascen: “36 Euros, for all the weekend”

Mario Montero: “How are you going to sleep?”

Pepi: “A sofa-bed”

Ascen: “For Ana”

Mario: “Ana, Is this one, which is turn to you?”

Ana: “I have chosen it, because I am the early riser more”

Mario: “Who are the owners of this bedroom?”

Toñi: “We”

Mario: “You both”

Toñi: “It has been turn to us”

Mario: “You have to share a bed. This is typical in Conil; Is not it?”

Toñi: “Of course”

Mario: “Shal it be the first time?”

Toñi: “Yes, the first time”

Ascen: “Girls…..!”

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Mario: “Along with the beaches, the other major tourist attraction of Conil is its gastronomy. Right now, at the Guildhall, are being auctioned delicacies that, once they arrive to the restaurants, they will have tripled their price”.

Mario: “Tell me you: What do you bring there?!”

First fishmonger: “This are Combas”

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Mario: “What is the usual thing here in the Fish market of Conil?”

Second fishmonger: “Here we have a fish, that is very good, as is the Bream (Urta), the Corvina, the Snapper (Pargo), the Golden (Dorada), the Bocinegro…”

Another fishmonger: “Cazón”

Mario: “Cazón?. How awful!....That is small….only 16 kilos………………..These are “Borriquetes”……”

Fourth fishmonger: “Borriquetes. Many stay around here, in the area, and the 70 or 80 percent go to Portugal”

Mario: “The Greek market, which in theory does not have much money, bid very strong for this; right?”

Fifth fishmonger: “Sure, the tourism there is a tourism with a lot of economic level”

Mario: “There, where we are seeing, they are not all buyers from Cadiz…”

Fifth fishmonger: “Now…yes; but…what it happens is that they have in their hands the remote of Greek, of Italian…..”

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Mario: “And the flagship of all this is Tuna….”

Second fishmonger: “No, Tuna is a flagship during a given month. Let us say that it is tha big business or the big tourist attraction…”

Mario: “Who is eating the tuna from…from Conil?”

Second fishmonger: “It is eating by Japanese, Korean, North American……Here stay a small percentage”

Mario: “Do you also negotiate with the Almadraba Tuna?”

Second fishmonger: “No”

Fifth fishmonger: “It is very complicated. If I want, I can buy Tuna from Almadraba, but at price of Japanese”

Mario: “Can you not participate in the Almadraba?!”

Second fishmonger: “No!”

Fifth fishmonger: “Let us see….: the Almadraba is a grant by Coastal Authority, to certain companies…”

Mario: “Have you tried it, have you tried to entire in the business of Tuna?”

Second fishmonger: “Of course…we tried it and it is impossible…”

Fifth fishmonger: “No, I have not”

Mario: “It is exclusive”

Second fishmonger: “They say until 75 years……It is a big monopoly”

………………………………………………………….

Fifth fishmonger: “These are little snappers and this is a Bocinegro”

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Mario: “And all those nets there…?”

Fifth fishmonger: “Those nets are from the Almadraba, which have just been disassembled, several days ago, they started to disassemble”

Mario: “Tuna…for you, who come from Conil, and who are fishmonger….this is only a touristic attraction…..It almost does not leave (give) you…..(money)”

Fifth fishmonger: “To me?, It does not leave practically anything to me….If I want to buy only belly from Almadraba, it costs to me more than 50 Euros one kilo……These are developments of people…..with alittle bit more cash….and here begins the hotels area”

Mario: “It is estimated that, in Conil, each year, a new hotel is opened and there are approximately 4000 hotel rooms”

Fifth fishmonger: “The problem is that site is ending…”

Mario: “It is that they are 84 square kilometers, 14 kilometers of coast….”

Fifth fishmonger: “Look at the beach.., here we have the beach…”

Mario: “This is the restaurant, where we come…”

Fifth fishmonger: “This, here…, we come to this one, after we come to the other one…”

Mario: “Look, already the gentleman is getting out”

Fifth fishmonger: “The cooker”

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Fifth fishmonger: “This is a Bream (Urta)”

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A cooker: “This is a little Cryfish (Cigalita. Note: it is say “cigalita” not cause of its size, but in affectionate sense). We sell it by weight, Do you understand?.It is asked grilled or boiled or as you want…..Around 50 Euros, more or less…, more than 30 Euros…, more than 40 Euros”

Mario: “This is more than a touristic attraction….”

A cooker: “This is the essence, that we have here: the fresh tuna ..., we  put it in an assortment: Tataki, Carpaccio, Shashini tummy ...”

Mario: “How much costs this wonder…?”ç

A cooker: “I do not know….14….22, more or less, I think it was….”

…………………

A cooker: This is a black rice…”

Mario: “With squid ink”

A cooker: “With squid ink”

Mario: “How many paellas have you put there at once?”

A second cooker: “All fires occupied and 8 or 10, waiting to put on fire ...”

Mario: “Uahhh”

A cooker: “We have marching 14 or 15…”

Mario: “So the oyster is opened?”

………………………….

Mario: “María: This is your restaurant, which was formerly a snack bar ....!”

María: “Exactly”

Mario: “Let us we see….How old is your restaurant?”

María: “But…we spend 50 years here. The floor inside the restaurant was sand; so imagine you ... ..the donkeys went inside, to bring the fish”

Mario: “This is the typical customer profile, who comes to Conil ...Who would be, in this case: British, German…”

María: “Above all German”

Mario: “Leave German tipping?”

María: “Yes……..Who left more: 100, 120 …(Euros)…”

Mario: “I can not believe it….120 Euros…!”

Mario: “How many diners….a nice summer day?”

María: “You can not make an idea ... because sometimes we repeat the terrace tables 3 times ......and fit 120 people in the terrace….”

Mario: “Do you become to give feed almost 400 people, in a lunch….?”

María: “There are people who are eating at 6 pm…It is what everyone is searching ... this is the paradise .., when it is easterly wind, just a little bit less; but right now this is the paradise”

Mario: “And these are the famous beaches of Conil, Are not them?!...So special…, that they have a so white sand….”

María: “Well yes”

Mario: “At low tide….”

María: “It has a beautiful shore”

Mario: “100 metres from shore?!”

María: “100 metres”

Mario: “Do you think that the area of Conil, Zahara de los Atunes, Caños de Meca…can become a future Marbella?”

María: “I do not think so….In Conil, we have the drawback of wind, that hits much wind. We have coves, when the east wind blows and coves when the west wind blows”

……………….music………………………..

Mario: “Hellooo .... It takes courage ...: Summer 2014 and the T-Shirt Spain! ... Ehh ...?. That is to have personality!?”

Summer visitor: “You have to be tough and mature”

Mario: “Resident or summer visitor?”

Summer visitor: “Summer visitor”

Mario: “Since how long?”

Summer visitor: “Summer visitor since five years ago”

…………………………………………………

Mario: “We have the beach only just 200 metres from here…...., you cross ........”

Summer visitor: “Approximately….and here we enter in what is the village itself…”

Mario: “Is this the village?!..This is the main street”

Summer visitor: “One of the main streets….”

…………………………………..

A neighbor: “Rural people brought their little things and were selling them, in the front door ....... She is Dolores, who has lived here for many years”

Mario: “That lady has a jewel….that are strings of garlic….!”

A neighbor: “Look…a typical thing of the village…and of the courtyards was to hang up in the street…”

………………..

A neighbor: “This is….an old house….”

Mario: “A house of 10 square metres, where they could live…..”

A neighbor: “but…3 or 4 people..or 5…”

Mario: “Conil is made of alleys ... up and down all the time…!”

A neighbor: “Because there was not an urban plan; then, people made their houses, as they could …..”

Mario: “What is this here….?!”

A neighbor: “It was a little kitchen, a common kitchen; but what happens is that they are abandoned…”

………………………………..

Mario: “How these walls protected to Conil?”

A neighbor: “Well.., the walls protected of the Moorish attacks, that existed; of pirate attacks, because Conil also had the Almadrabas, that was one of the values ​​that the village had”

Mario: “A treasure there…!”

A neighbor: “Exactly. Then, they had to be protected, because the people, who lived within the enclosure, was people with money”

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Mario: “Although Conil is world famous for its fish, it is also for the quality of its garden ..... Here is celebrated one of the last auction vegetable spoken throughout Spain…”

………………….Auction spoken…………………………..

Mario: “Bartolo: Do you understand that sir, who is doing the auction?”

Bartolo: “Many times, I do not understand him, I sense him.”

Mario: “And you are Conileño (from Conil)…!”

Bartolo: “That is fixed soon: when you buy 3 times and you have paid the price more expensive than it is worth in reality, the fourth you notice”

Mario: “People swirls around the auctioneer and when he sees clearly, he says:….

Bartolo: “says: mine!”

Mario: “Mine!”

Mario: “All this has some historical roots…”

Bartolo: “Of course…. The small landholding, in Conil, come in the wake of the grounds, were Conil own land .... let us go to the auction ..... they were grounds “de propio”, ie they were grounds of City Hall and throughout the history of conil, we have had a lot of struggle for land”

Bartolo: “We grow over 60 different vegetables. Look for example how good are these little  radishes”

Mario: “This is a product of Winter and you have it here in Summer”

Bartolo: “This watermelon….look….extraordinary”

…………….

Mario: "Why do you break it?!!!!!”

Bartolo: “In order that you see that it is mature”

Mario: “A little slice in the mouth…..And who will be going to pay that…?”

Bartolo: “This will be paid by the owner……… We are accustomed to losing ..... Do you think that less than 20 cents a kilo of watermelon ..., what a waste ....?, If we have lost every day…”

A seller: “This is a Roteña (from Rota, Cadiz) pumpkin, a fresh pumpkin,... this the pumpkin, when it is not ripe yet ... this is used here for stew ....”

…………………………………………….

Mario: “Paco: tourists not only come to take pictures, but also to acquire land products”

Paco: “Undoubtedly”

Mario: “What the tourists take ... Any takes something cause exotic ..?”

Paco: “They take ... they are taking aromatic herbs: thyme and oregano, amount, to take as a souvenir, to give it to the family .....”

A lady in the market: “I just love, love that many tourists come, because we are so happier, more cheerful ... Moreover, I also live of tourism”

Mario: “What have you got?”

A lady: “We have a Construction company and a developer and have hotels”

Mario: “And in Summer?”

A lady: “In Summer, you would not believe it….All out”

Mario: “How many seats of hotel have you?

A lady: “Hotels…in one of them, we have 46 seats and in the other one: more than 60”

Mario: “Mother mine…… A neighbor of Conil, anyone, tells me that she has 100 seats to rent ......…And formerly did you work as another thing?”

A lady: “Just only to Construction….Now more to Tourism….Goodbye”

…………………………………………………………

Mario: “Javier, Virtues: Summer arrives and cities of coast, like this, like Conil, become the scene of artists….. all the time,  up and down ....”

Virtudes: “All the time…one does not stop…….Hello…, How are you, Vale?.......How are you?”

A young man: “Well”

Virtudes: “Well?”

Mario: “Is the budget well along the coast of Cadiz?”

Virtudes: “When it is summer, it is a little bit more noticeable, that people consume a little bit more and they can go up a bit ... So, in winter, I have to go there .... because in winter here people do not pay much”

      Well, here the video has finished. I hope that you have liked and you did not feel tired yourself.

      Till soon, kind regards,

Luis.

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