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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga August 2nd 2009

Here we go. FINALLY some photos! These are a few from our first 4 days in Spain. It's midnight now so I'm off to bed, but I'll post more later.... read more
Lucas, Ana & Elliot
At the nudist beach
Elliot at the beach

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga July 27th 2009

Lucas & I arrived safely a couple of days ago and have been to the beach each day. I´m making this posting in the hostel of my host sister Esther in downtown Malaga. It´s very cool, modern and hip, with beautiful Bougainvillea on the front terrace where people eat breakfast and hang out. This morning I met a German women and her son, a Portuguese couple, and a Dane with her half Danish/half Brazilian daughter. The Dane speaks Brazilian portuguese so we understand each other pretty well. It´s a lot easier to understand than Portugal portuguese. Lucas is definitely getting an international experience here. The Dane´s daughter only speaks Danish, but with kids they communicate well without language. We´re having a ball, and trying to get Lucas used to the time change. He´s made fast friends ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga July 23rd 2009

Dear Friends & Family: Lucas & I take off tomorrow for our big trip to Malaga, Spain to visit my host family from when I lived there in high school. Hard to believe that was 20 years ago! Well, we've managed to remain in close touch and visit one another many times over the years, including our extended family on both sides. Dave & I are excited to introduce our little guy to my host family and to the castellano language. We've got a little side trip to Rabat, Morocco scheduled in there as well to visit my friend & colleague. Lucas is now 4 years old, and I've been speaking exclusively Spanish to him since March; he already understands just about everything, now we just need to get him to speak it. The next month ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga July 9th 2009

today we finally drove to malaga. the place we've all been waiting for seeing as tho its party town....well we think it is we got their and parked the car underground then went for a €5 pizza then we went to the beach and played on the swings, talked to a man with a weird hand and watched a man who could play the violin absolutely class! so class he wanted money! then we went to look for hotel carlos v we eventually found it after looking at loads of hotels and hostels with cockroaches in them it was alright, well our view was anyway, the other room had a very white view!ha unfortunately we'd made a mistake and thought we were in malia which is a party town whereas malaga, where we were, had only ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga July 6th 2009

To prevent myself from becoming too sad being away my very first 4th of July, a beach was the only option. I saw Odin off to Madrid on Saturday, and boarded a separate bus heading south to the beautiful city of Malaga! A couple girls from my program were there and I planned on meeting them for the rest of the weekend-easy enough? WELL, I had some character building travel lessons this past weekend. 1.) Get exact address of hostel 2.) Know all other possible names of the hostel 3.) Don't ask locals on the street for directions...only workers. 4.) If all else fails, HAVE a backup plan. Long stories short I was on a wild goose chase around the city trying to find the hostel to meet the girls at. After entering a gated driveway ... read more


Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga May 27th 2009

OOOooooooooook. Spent the weekend in the province of Malaga, in a town called Torrox Costa. Tourist mania, but fun and a beautiful place. The majority of the first two days entailed numerous IKEA visits, and being the resident Swede, assembling all of the furniture for the apartment. The first trip made to IKEA was to purchase a couch and six dining room chairs, which clearly would not fit in the car with Ramon padre and myself. SO the most obvious thing to do was to rent a van, which Ramon would drive, and I would drive their standard shift car 45 minutes back to the apartment. AH! I was tweaking a little bit but pulled through divinely, if I may say so myself, and drove like a pro(bst) all the way home. On Sunday I went ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga May 22nd 2009

Ok. First off I have to say this is an AMAZING country. The lifestyle is one to envy. Wake up in the morning work for a couple hours. At noon everything shuts down for two hours for seista then re-opens and by eight o'clock it is pretty much only bars and dance clubs open. You start the night at a bar or small salsa bar and when you are kicked out at two in the morning you move on to a large discoteca until sunrise. Tons of historical sights to check out throughout the day, haggling in street markets, and beautiful mediterranean coastline. I fell in love with the temperate climate, laid back lifestyle, and fun loving people. If you do not speak Spanish fluently to not freak out. I was very rusty since I had ... read more
hand crafted wooden boat 1
acting like i know salsa
beautiful park in downtown Malaga

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga May 15th 2009

Well with another busy week of work done and dusted, we headed out to a little farm North of Malaga, where we were to live and work with a nice Spanish family for two weeks. Or so we thought. Upon arriving in the town of Colmenar we were greeted by our gracious host, Adam. Adam, although being a very inviting and interesting person, could not be less Spanish. In fact our Spanish was probably on par with his. Not to be deterred we decided that if couldn´t learn Spanish then we´d learn about organic farming. Lesson 1: S*¡t happens 2 days of shovelling, bagging, moving, rolling and unloading rancid, flea ridden animal pheacal matter. (Although I was somewhat accustomed to this with my time in the Army, Alison had to ´warm´ to it) Lesson 2: Organic ... read more
Stu and Rory´s creation to carry the weeds up the hill for storage
Exploring the farm
An old mill by the farmhouse

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga May 1st 2009

We have just spent the past two and a half weeks traveling around the countryside in Southern Spain (Andalucia province). Before we left Malaga we sent the last night enjoying the atmosphere of the Festival de Malaga which was a week long multicultural festival. There was also an international film festival on at the same time. We enjoyed a variety of tapa dishes from around the region, and also many varieties of beer and wine. Our next stop was a little town called Tolox, which is a small town situated at the foot of the Sierra De La Nieves (a large national park mountain range). We caught a local bus to the town (we weren´t exactly sure where we were going as no one spoke any English but we managed to get there ok!) We had ... read more
Festival de Malaga
Nightlife in Malaga

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga April 29th 2009

Day 23 During the night around midnight, our Cruise Ship went through the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. Our Cruise Boat came into Malaga around 7 am in the morning. Malaga was settled by the Phoenicians more than 3,000 years ago.The city lies approximately 120 miles northeast of the Strait of Gibraltar along Spain's Coastal Plain. Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol, which is approximately 300 km. long, stretching from Cadiz in the west to the Gulf of Almeria on the east. Malaga is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. We rode the port shuttle bus to the end of the terminal, then we walked along the port road, past a Lighthouse to Malagueta Beach. img= read more

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