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In the small-ish village of Mijas, Donky Taxi’s are offered for daily travel. The meander over cobblestone streets, lined with white-washed homes and shops. Mijas is built into the side of a 600 meter hill and not much of the area is on level ground. Originally used by workers coming home from the countryside. Sometime in the 1960’s during the holiday season, tourists asked for pictures of the workers and their donkeys. Some persuasive tourist offered a “generous tip” for a chance to take a ride on the donkey. This often proved to be an amount higher than a working days wage. Thus, the donkey-taxi business was born.

There are about 50 donkey taxis in Mijas, providing a fun way of travel through the hilly village. I don’t recall the fare for their use, but it wasn’t too expensive.

 

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I found it more comforting to ride the donkey statue, as i don’t have a great history riding hoofed animals.

Laura risking a close-up with a donkey during its afternoon break.

Laura risking a close-up with a donkey during its afternoon break.

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(Note: There is a pattern to the postings of my A To Z Blog Challenge (besides the A-Z order of the alphabet. The first person to correctly identify the pattern wins a free copy of my book, And The I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete  and a $5.00 gift card from Fort Collins Coffee House (if in Northern CO) or Starbucks if outside the FTC area.)

 

 

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