I have always dreamed to go to an olive farm. Around this time, my wish is finally granted and I got to see an olive farm near Alhambra in Granada.
Do you know that Spain is the number one olive oil producer in the world? Check out the statistic here. Between the year 200-2009, Spain has produced 41.2% and Italy is trailing behind Spain with 20.2%. In 2014? Maybe the figures changed by now.
I didn’t know this until I live in Spain. ^^ All those time I have believed that Italy is the number one or at least because every time I browse through the olive oil bottles’ ingredients back in Malaysia; it stated – Made in Italy.
However, I failed to notice or maybe there is no actual information saying something like the origin of the olive itself on the bottle.
The Spanish also consume more olive oil than the Italians. Ridiculous!…I am living in THE olive country but its neighbor is much more famous in the world than her. Well, the pasta and Jamie Oliver made Italy more famous I guess? Hehehe..
Anyway, back in October 2013 we visited Cordoba for our honeymoon. I love Cordoba! While in the bus from Cordoba to Madrid, I took a video of the olive farms along the highway. What a pretty sight! Olive, olive and olive! I told my husband that I wish I could work in an olive farm at least for a day.
Hahhaha…My silly idea was due to Wwoof influence back in 2009.
But then…we had to hike further up for about ten minutes. Can’t I just get the surprise
without actually laboring myself to get it?! Men! Hahaha…No pain no gain eh?
The excited me holding the precious olive. Alhamdulillah!
My olive farm! Miahahhaha..*evil laugh* Oh…dream on Zarina! ^^