Oh crap! We didn’t do our push-ups on Friday. Better squeeze them in before our day in Malaga!
9am Pushups in a dress, nice huh! Luckily little bug only took an elbow once.
If you were to fly to Spain to see me, you’d fly into Malaga. Although I’ve been to the airport dozens of times, this was my first proper visit to the city where Picasso was born and also the center of the Costa del Sol. Here are some highlights!
Raised up on that float are Jesus and Mother Mary. The floats are carried by men who are traditionally wearing long robes and hoods. With the dramatic band music blaring and the float slowly proceeding down the street with hundreds following, these floats are quite a site to see.
Waiting by the Cathedral.
Chorizo con huevos y patatas: Chorizo with eggs and fries. Sounds gross but again a favorite of mine. The runny, gooey egg yolk combined with the salty and greasy fries and chorizo is Spanish Food Nirvana for me! Worth every calorie and gram of fat!
After lunch we drove down to the beach for a nice walk. The sea and beach restaurants were swarming with Malaga locals. The beaches weren’t as glamorous as Benalmadena or Puerto Banus but I felt calmer and more relaxed here. Instead of plastic fantastic bodies posing and drinking expensive cocktails, I saw Spaniards of every shape and size wearing comfy beach clothes getting wet and getting dirty and simply having a genuine good time.
You didn’t see fancy, shiny restaurants and extortionate prices but instead family owned places where the chairs didn’t always match but the food was homemade, the drinks were flowin’, the conversations were endless, the prices were just right and you left with a full, happy belly.
And you have to order seafood!!! It’s great seeing the fish cooked in one of these! Each restaurant has their own little hut with these sand-filled boats to cook all that lovely Mediterranean seafood.
This day was a great day out! With our days running out here we are trying to plan as many family outings as possible. Which brings me to my Wishlist.
Kristen’s Wishlist of things to do before we move (phew that’s a long title)
Visit the Buddhist Temple in Benalmadena
Eat homemade churros with chocolate
Learn how to make Spanish tortilla
Visit Portugal again
Hit up as many ferias in the area during the summer (Spanish fairs)
Head up to the International Food Festival in Mijas
Take little bug to the Zoo
Actually eat the pastries I take so many pictures of
Find a Spanish antique store and buy some treasures to bring back to America
Have lunch in Old Marbella in Orange Square
Drink lots of Spanish wine
Eat even more Spanish cheese
Take as many photos as possible
…and that’s off the top of my head!
COMING SOON: 5 Minute Workout: Upper Body with the Resistance Band