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2018.02.04 The source of water


My parents stayed in Spain 18 winters in a row. Whenever I visited them I joined them in their hunt for water in the mountains behind Benidorm. In a village called Polop was a huge square with lots of fountains one after another.
That was my first acquaintance with the fuentes of Spain.

It’s a nice Spanish custom that every mountain village has at least one fountain with lovely fresh mountain water, especially for the hikers and bikers that pass through the village. The one in the picture above is one of ‘our’ village’s fountains, beautifully tiled and looking very clean.

Another advantage of the mountain water over here is that there is less dragging of bottled water. Hence less plastic garbage.


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