Published: February 25th 2008February 25th 2008
In the caves
Sorry about not updating this very often. I have been pretty busy lately. We have been to a lot of places and been doing lots of things around Malaga. Everything here is getting a lot more normal, and time has been flying by. I cannot believe that i have already been here for a month! That is crazy! I have been having a lot of fun though. I finally got to see Pepe and I got to meet his family. They are really really nice too. I am going to try to go to one of his basketball games pretty soon if I can. It was a lot of fun to see him. I have figured out most of Malaga, well at least the parts that I go to the most. So, it is getting a little more normal. It still amazes me how beautiful this city is though. All of Spain has been amazing. There is so much history here, and everything has so much culture and meaning to it. There is no place in the United States that has history and meaning like over here. There are buildings that have been around since before Jesus was
Krista and I on the rocks on the beach in Nerja.
born, and places where famous people like Napoleon has been. It is really cool. And there is a lot of culture. They have a lot of fiestas here, but they are all very cultural. Everything has a very deep and old meaning and it is really cool to learn about it all. The pictures that I am putting up with this blog are from Nerja and Cordoba. Nerja is a little city that is very close to Malaga, also on the coast. It has a lot more tourists than Malaga and it looks like a really cute little beach town. There are also these really cool caves there called Cuervas de Narja (caves of Nerja), that were formed by the Medeterranean. The sea used to take up a lot more of the land than it does now, and a large part of what is now land used to be under water. the caves were formed from the water when the water level was higher and now they are all dried out and you can walk through them. The pictures in the caves aren't the best pictures because it was really dark inside, and the rock like absorbed the flash, but
Inside the cuervas de nerja
you can still kinda see what they look like. We also went into the town and got some really good ice cream. All the ice cream at the little streetside vendors is homemade here and it is soooo good. It is like coldstone everywhere. The town was very cute, and the beach was really pretty. Some of the pictures are from Cordoba which is also pretty close to Malaga, but it is north of Malaga so it is not on the coast. Cordoba is a very old city that has castles and lots of very old buildings. We toured a old mosque that is thousands of years old and that is the largest mosque in Europe. When the Catholic kings kicked out the muslims, they wanted to build a church where the mosque is to prove their power to the muslims. But, they did not have enough money to destroy the whole mosque and biuld a church, so they ended up only destroying 20% of the mosque and building the church INSIDE the mosque. So, you can go inside the mosque and there is a whole church inside there. It was really cool. The town is small and really cute,
They are really cool!
and it is very old. The houses are mostly white like they are in a lot of southern spain because it gets so hot in the summer that the white helps to keep the houses cooler inside. They are very old, and very cute. I hope you like looking at all the pictures! I have more that I am going to put up soon of when we went to a Malaga soccer game and we also went to a little town called Antequerra. I think that I will put all of those up within a few days. I miss you all lots and lots! God Bless!
There are more photos below