Blogs from Málaga, Andalusia, Spain, Europe - page 19


Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga October 14th 2006

So now has a route map feature, so I'm going to try it out. If you click on the little map icon to the side here. It'll take you to our map that shows our trip in total thus far. It says we've travelled around 11,000 miles so far; not including sides trips in England. It should be fun to see how long it is at the end of the trip. If you switch the view to Satellite, rather than the cartoonish map you'll be able to zoom in and see the house we're staying at in Mezquetilla. I've put the marker directly onto the house. There's some photos as well. Enjoy! Jason PS- I'm working on uploading a video stay tuned!... read more
Katie and Millie
Not posed...well...maybe
View from the front of the house

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga October 6th 2006

Wow...when I told you all that life in Spain is a bit more laid back, I had no idea to what extent that is true. I thought, surely when they say I'll be working 12 hours a week, they really mean I'll be in the classroom for 12 hours and then I'll have other informal job assignments. Nope. In fact, I looked like a total fool yesterday when I asked if a there was a refrigerator to put my lunch in. I couldn't figure out why they looked so puzzled when I asked, but eventually I realized that I get off work at 1:50 at the latest, so I won't even need to bring lunch. I'll be home long before the 3 o'clock dining hour!! Let me create a little analogy for you all regarding the ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga October 6th 2006

Hey everyone, Well these last few days has been a vacation from our vacation. Sunny weather, laying out on the beach, watching some movies and relaxing has been Margie and I´s last few days and its been WONDERFUL! My aunt Carmel´s sister, Kate, lives in Malaga with her husband and three children so she was kind enough to let us stay with her for a few days. She lives about 15 minutes outside of Malaga in a town called Benalmadena Costa. It´s really nice staying here because she is only a 10 minute walk from the sea which makes it great. Since being here we have gone to the beach a couple times to lay out and get some sun (I only got a little but little is better than none), went into downtown Malaga and ... read more
The twins
Margie at a flea market trying on prospective purchases
One of my favorite purchases

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga September 15th 2006

Yipee!! Yahoo!!! It looks like we won't have to be homeless after all. :) On our third day in this fine city of Málaga we have found ourselves our dream apartment. It’s a 10-minute walk from the school where I’ll be teaching, 10-minute walk from the beach and a 20-minute bus ride to the city center. And for all you New Yorkers, here’s the real estate rundown: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a big kitchen that is separate from the dining room that is separate from the living room (remember when those 3 rooms were separate places?), a terrace, TONS of closets and drawers and cabinets for storage and an elevator. Now what does all that mumbo-jumbo really amount to? Well, Sage is happy. I’m happy. And we have enough space that you can all come visit ... read more
Taking a stroll on the boardwalk
Eating at the chiringuito
Are you jealous?

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga August 15th 2006

Call me a bad person, but I really enjoyed my first live bullfight. AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT AGREE WITH IT, YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS ENTRY! : ) Since I saw a Torero(aka matador), on TV in Canada, get down on one knee and rìp open his jacket in front of a snorting bull, whom he had just faught, I have been intrigued by this very traditional and complicated, sport. Amongst all the Señoras with flowers in there hair, long ruffled skirts, and plastic jewllery, Señors with large cigars, straw hats and very serious looks on their faces was little, Canadian, me. And I couldn´t have been happier! Everything surrounding and including the event screemed honour, tradition, and passion. Our seats were in the sun(cheap), and in the middle section ... read more
Some Señoras
Most important purchase since in Spain
Intro of the Toreros

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga August 12th 2006

Malaga: Birthplace of Picasso and Antonio Banderas, and summer play-place of Enrique Iglesias. So far, so good. I arrived at the Malaga airport 3 days ago, where Juan Antonio picked me up. He is very calm and completely opposite to me! Makes things interesting, but we are getting along well. We took the tram back to the flat that I am now staying in, and he showed me around. The flat is very nice, and his family is very warm. I feel safe, and totally freakin´scared all at the same time! The way that people speak here has an accent and speed that I have never experienced before! 5 words a day-that is my goal. From what I have seen, Malaga seems like a nice place to live- the sea is calm and warm, and the ... read more
Arrival in Malaga
Malaga Beach-uno
Malaga Beach-dos

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga August 1st 2006

Greetings, My adventuring is nowhere near as accomplished as most of the people who blog here, but I thought I'd warm myself up as I have big plans for the future. However to start off I thought I would recount a holiday of mine last year with my girlfriend at the time. We flew into Malaga on an early morning flight, both fairly skint so we didn't have the luxury of a daytime flight. We got a taxi to a relative of hers that was going to put us up in his pool house... again, we didn't really have the money for a posh hotel... or a rubbish one for that matter. The first day was pretty hot, it hit me like a ton of bricks and it took a while to shake the lethargy off ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga July 9th 2006

I'm writing this a bit late since I've had a week without internet. But I feel that Malaga needs to get an entire essay because so many things happened there. I was only in Malaga for two days. I didn't really go to the beach and saw little more than the Picasso museum, the center, the hostel and offcourse Freaggie Rocks. But the hostel was amazing. It seemed as I entered not to live up to the standard of Granada, but as I look back I have noticed that I hardly left the hostel. Partly because it was to hot and partly because two Dutch guys spent the entire time playing guitar and entertaining the crowd of bagpackers. It was some great days in Malaga, with company of some very interesting travellers. I believe that Malaga ... read more
coloured cathedral and square
siesta in malaga
tequila shots in malaga

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga June 29th 2006

(Unfortunate event #1) The train from Valencia to Malaga was fully booked. So in the early morning, we bused our way to the main bus depot and took a 9-10hr bus instead. Our entertainment during this long ride was two girls that sat infront of us. We dubbed them 'porn stars' with their raspy voices, well done hair, breast implants and their interesting choice of travelling shoes - 4 inch stillettos. We arrived in Malaga, got on the city bus and the bus driver directed us to 'walk through the tunnel' to get to our hostel. Great, it was almost midnight and we have our packs on us and now we had to walk through some dark car tunnel. (#2) Our hostel lost our second nights reservation and in the meantime, shifted us into the 'overflow' ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga June 6th 2006

This time in Spain has been tremendous, scary, lonely, and frustrating. I have loved all of it, even the worst parts, a real growing experience. The best parts have been the new friends I have met here in Spain. I´m part of a community of couchsurfers all connected through I have spent time in Rota, on the Bay of Cadith with Navy guys based there, thanks Kevin and Jamie. I have recently spent a few days with an expat U.K. couple, near Nerja, who are living out there retirement in Spain, Brian and Jane. The people that I have met have provided me with a wealth of information that I would have never asked to begin with. These are the locals who are able to guide your trip to make it more economical in both ... read more

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