Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Blog Planning

I think i'm starting to get a hang of this blogging malarkey... I've put together a list of blog post ideas to do over the next few weeks so watch this space!

  • Jerez/Cadiz - I'm going away for a few days to Jerez and Cadiz so will put up a post about this.
  • Tapas - a post full of tasty food to make you hungry!
  • Seville - Planning a trip to Seville with Drew and my parents next week which I can't wait for!
  • Museum of Glass and Crystal (Málaga) - I forgot to mention this lovely wee museum in my Málaga post so I am going to dedicate a whole post to this as it was so interesting.
  • Learning Spanish - hoping to write a post about learning Spanish (which i'm attempting to do!)
  • Zumba! - started going to Zumba here in Spain so will blog about that.
  • Restaurant reviews - we've been to so many good restaurants so I will pick my favourites and do a post on them.
So there you have it, my list so far and no doubt I will think of some more!

Friday, 24 January 2014

A Trip to Málaga

Last weekend Drew and I decided to visit Málaga as we had never been into the city before which is surprising as we have been on holiday here many times before. The trains are pretty good here but we decided to book a cheap hostel to save us getting the late train back to Benalmadena. So a quick visit to we found a room at La Casa Mata hostel for €28 which we thought was great so booked us in.

Travelling to Málaga itself is so easy, just hop on a train and you're there in half an hour. When we arrived we headed down to the port (puerto) and had lunch next to the boats. It was really lovely at the port with lots of little shops, bars, restaurants and even a place to hire segways and go karts! We didn't do this but maybe next time haha.

After wondering around the port we headed to the Alcazaba - an old fortress built to protect Malaga. It was only a couple of Euros each to go in and it was really lovely to walk around and see the views over the city. We didn't go to the very top but we'll go back soon and go further up the hill!

The old bull ring

Where does this door lead??

Trying not to fall over the edge!

Drew the giant!

Timed selfie!!

After all of this sightseeing it was time for some refreshments so we headed to El Pimpi which is a popular bar/restaurant right next to the Alcazaba. We just went for drinks with me having a delicious strawberry smoothie and Drew going for his usual - a beer. After this we headed in the direction of the hostel but this meant passing a bar that Drew was dying to try, Arte & Sana Beer Cafe, as they sold every beer imaginable! So we went in for a drink and he was like a kid in a toy store looking at all the bottles of beer. We even came back the next day with Drew sporting his beer t-shirt....

Later that night we went for tapas at the closest place to our hostel which we later discovered was number 1 on TripAdvisor! Sadly I didn't take any pictures but the food was delicious and almost like Michelin Star tapas so we might have to go back again and try more of the menu.

After food we basically went back to the hostel and had an early night. I had to sleep with my jeans on as the room was soooo cold! Spanish don't do heaters as it's hot most of the year but it was a bit chilly last weekend and Spanish buildings are designed to stay cool so not great during the colder months.

On Sunday we just walked round a bit more, had more food and then headed back to Benalmádena. All in all a great night away and i'm already planning on going on a day trip to Málaga when my parents visit in February :)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

My first blog post!

¡Feliz año nuevo! and welcome to my blog. As I write this post I am sitting in a Burger King in Benelmádena using their free WiFi as we are waiting on our internet being installed in the apartment. I'm not sure if I will keep this blog up but if I do you can expect posts about everything from life in Spain to my favourite films. I will use this blog as a place to document our travels and other exciting life events such as hopefully buying our first house/flat later this year.
I fully expect the only readers to be my mum and mother in-law haha!
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