Who is Dr. Quien?
These stories are brought to you by Dr. Quien, and posted here and the Fuengirola Revisited FaceBook Page.
Dr. Quien is a time-traveller posing as an amateur journalist living in Los Boliches while on a mission to report on three thousand years of history in the location of Fuengirola. He came into existence at another point in the space-time continuum (it’s complex) and applied to be a ‘Time Lord’. The apprenticeship for this can take centuries and contains many tasks, such as this particular investigation of a location through time, or 3D history as it became known.
When Dr. Quien was studying history (a core subject for time lords) and found an ebook called, Fuengirola Revisited by Patrick H Meehan first published in 2021. The idea of studying history on a location through time was part of the time lords training but this was the first time it had been done in Fuengirola. Fuengirola of the 2020’s sounded like a fun place to be so he applied for use of a time machine to follow the historic journey recorded in this book.
The mission should take a year or 2, time trips have to be perfectly timed at around one a month. He rented a penthouse in Edificio Lubina and parked his time machine on the beach opposite hotel Yaramar. And there it sits among the fishing boats with canvas stretched across the top. Whatever year it enters, the outside of the boat adapts to look like a local boat of that era and looks like any other boat on the beach. Inside is a vast and luxurious interior similar to that of the largest yachts found in Puerto Banus. It could be described as a nautical Tardis.
Dr. Quien studied the local journalistic style in what was known to be the height of the ‘fake news’ era and concluded that his reports would be believed and appreciated. He decided to post the reports on Facebook so that it would be easy for local newspapers to see and republish. So far they do not seem to have shown an interest.
It would be easy for people to decide if this is a genuine story from a time traveller, or just another drop in the ocean of fake news. Either way, it is intended to give some idea of the rich and amazing history of Fuengirola and of course persuade more people to read Fuengirola Revisited; enjoy!
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