After a lot of Tapas, Tortillas and Flamenco, I am happy to be back home in Switzerland. The last three days were anything but relaxing! I had a full programme and there was barely a break between the excursions. It was really exhausting but Spain and its attractions were excellent! Ultimately, the trip was worth it!
I ate a lot of culinary delicacies, saw a lot of beautiful places in Malaga and took a lot of pictures, which I would love to share with you guys! Today I will start with my first day in Spain:
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Flight to Spain
Malaga is the capital of the Spanish Costa del Sol (=the sun coast) and it is known for its endless variety of gastronomic treats, treasured monuments, stunning natural landscapes and biosphere reserves. The area offers wide array of possibilities and an incomparable climate: 326 days of sun a year! I could enjoy three warm days with a temperature of approximately 20 C° – the first two days we had a lot of sunshine. On Saturday we had rain in the late evening, but there was still a pleasant temperature.
the fog was horrible in the morning o.Ö
After the 2-hours flight time from Zurich, the busses brought us directly to the hotel and catering school “La Consula” in Malaga. We had lunch and a break for about three hours before we went on to our hotel.
Stay in Hotel Barcelo
The hotel Barcelo is a modern 4-star Superior hotel, which is situated in the near centre of Malaga and it is just a few minutes’ walk away from the beautiful blue sea. My room was provided with air-conditioning bath, television, and a King-Size-bed just for myself.
After check-in and a short break at our hotel, my day continued with an excursion into the town history of Malaga. Dating 3’000 years back, its historical centre is marked by the hand of civilizations as ancient as that of the Phoenicians. A medley of cultures cross and converge in moments such as the Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre), nestled beneath the Nazari-style Alcazaba (Moorish fortifications), and the lofty Castiollo Gibralfaro (Gibralfaro Castle), built originally in Moorish architectural style and remodelled following the Cristian Reconquista.
There are over 20 different museums to visit in Malaga and we had the privilege to visit the Museo Picasso (Picasso Museum), which holds an impressive collection of Picasso’s revolutionary innovations and a wide range of styles, materials and techniques he used. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and graphic work illustrate the great and prolific career of Picasso.
I love this picutre! Aren’t they cute >w< ???
Bodega el Pimpi
The day ended with a Tapas-evening at the bar “Bodega el Pimpi”. Olives, cheese, sliced meat, fried seafood – we had a great dinner with a wide variety of appetizers and snacks. The restaurant was decorated with awesome photos and thank-you notes from visitors of the past 50 years.
even the dessert was fried?!
I couldn’t identify what it exactly was *lol*
Stay tuned for the next blog entries about Spain.
I wish you all a good night!