Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 8th – Beach and Bars in Malaga

On a sunny Autumn day, Malaga was looking pretty good. The city authorities have clearly spent a fair amount of money on sprucing up the waterfront, while the city centre looked about as clean as I've ever seen it.

We used to live along the coast from here, so we know Malaga pretty well – which meant that this was a day of just wandering around old haunts and soaking up the lively atmosphere. We visited the colourful market, went Christmas shopping on the pedestrianised streets, and at the end of the afternoon went for a jog along the town's lovely beachfront promenade. When people think of the Costa del Sol, they normally think of its beaches, but Malaga's own long sandy beach often tends to get overlooked. As I panted and sweated my way along it, with the sun going down, it looked pretty good too.

As we were here in the evening, Tracy and I later went out for my favourite activity in Andalucia – visiting its wonderful tapas bars. As always happens, our big ideas of going on a tapas crawl round several bars didn't quite materialise - as soon as we got a seat in a good place, we settled in for the night and filled our boots with cerveza and calamares. Muy Bien!

Spending some time in an atmospheric place like this, is starting to convince us that we must spend more time in Andalucia again.