Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Málaga, Andalucia, Spain

May 2, 2017 - Malaga

We spent a very pleasant day in Malaga. We wandered the city on the outdoor pedestrian mall, and wound our way along the streets. We stopped in some fun shops where Julie bought a unique necklace and another boutique where she bought some tops. Ted joined in on the shopping with buying a pair of shoes. We ate a light lunch in an outdoor cafe and people watched, and then stopped at the beach on our walk back to the ship.

Jump to full entry

Apr 26, 2017 - Malaga

Wednesday 26th April 2017, Malaga FInd the fort, can't miss it..... we didn't, but took an awful long time on the road really less traveled to get there. Saw some police on horse back, boy were we in the sticks! Helpful local comforted us when we had the map out and said it is only 30 minutes on. Must have a very slow watch. Great view when we got there and the remains showed a huge castle at some stage. Found the easy and quick way down so shouted ourselves coffee and carbon monoxide. The cafe was at a round about and if the cars weren't...

Jump to full entry

Apr 25, 2017 - Granada to Malaga

Tuesday 25th April 2017 Granada to Malaga Such an easy start and trip until...... we hit Malaga. Road works the gps could not cope with, driver not following navigator directions, yes again finding one way street, this time with a car coming at us! Round and round we went. Arrived 1 1/2 hours later than anticipated and a little frustrated. Can't imagine doing this without a gps (or a very patient wife). Malaga is so different to other tourist cities we have been in. It is also a working port. There are many restaurants, huge ships, lots of...

Jump to full entry

Apr 19, 2017 - Alhambra Palace

We arrived in Malaga early in the morning after two nights and a day at sea. Janet and I love being at sea as much as touring these great sites. We boarded a bus at 8:00am for the tow hour ride to Granada, site of the palace complex, Alhambra. The site, dating back to 900 A.D., was built and occupied by the Moors until 1492 when Ferdinand and Isabella drove them out.The Moors being from the desert valued water and diverted part of a river for miles to bring water to the palace complex. Many of the rooms feature pools or running water. The...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Europe 2017 Cruise

Mar 19, 2017 - Two more sleeps

Yes,we're down to the short strokes, two more sleeps, with the second probably not much of a sleep as we have to be in a taxi by 0430 heading for the airport! We've done nothing of note since the last posting, no more tours, no more Churches, Cathedrals or Castles (thank God!) just our morning routine of coffee, people watch, long walk and find some place to have lunch. So to replace all the wonderful places we've been to, I'm just going to present some observations of the last three months. People: As I mentioned before seem to be paranoid...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HendersonSpain2017

Mar 14, 2017 - Rain day

Well, as forecast today arrived cloudy and settled into rain by 0900, and for the rest of the day it seems. I did make it out for coffee this morning when it was just drizzling but now we've just come back from lunch and umbrella's are a necessity! To catch up on the last week......... well, we did go for another train ride, enjoyed the last one so much we did it again. Last time was from Fuengirola which is the far end of the line from the intercity line from Malaga. This time we decided on Benalmadena, almost to the end but with a...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HendersonSpain2017

Mar 3, 2017 - I'm back!

It seems that the author for the past few postings is running into writers block so she's kindly allowed me back to the keyboard for the downhill slide until we leave for home. While out for lunch today I realized that we are finally being recognized and befriended by the people working in those places. We have a trapline of restaurant's which have consistently good meals so I guess it's to be expected they would come to know us. There is a small 'Fruiteria" just half a block away that I go to everyday for oranges, nothing better than...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HendersonSpain2017

Feb 26, 2017 - Less than a month to go

Life continues apace here in the south of Spain. Last Saturday was a magnificent light and sound show with lots of rain and even reports of hail, unfortunately it was in the middle of the night so if the lighting didn't wake you the thunder certainly did. No damage to our place but the underground parking lot across the street certainly had a lot of water to pump out! I joined a group of international expats to met folks and participate in activities in around the city. Last weekend a carnival event was planned and costumes were suggested....

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HendersonSpain2017

Feb 19, 2017 - Rain day in Spain

Today is the second day of rain this week. We don't feel too bad as Casa Grande AZ has rain today too and it's Canada Day celebrations down there. We did the 2 hr bus tour to Granada and spent 4 hr exploring and learning the history of Alhambra. This fortress was built in 889 and over 1000 of years has been renovated and added to by sultans and kings of many cultures. Some of the time it sat empty and everything of value was stolen. It is still being renovated to this day. It must have overly luxurious in its prime. Dale searched out the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HendersonSpain2017

Feb 12, 2017 - Museums and other things

Good morning or evening which ever side of the world you are on. Today is a good day to do the blog as we have large rain front coming in for a few days. We saved the Automobile and Fashion Museum for just that kind of day and Friday was the day. We took a cab because walking out of the question. This museum is housed a stunning building that was once an old Tobacco factory. It now houses a private collection of more than 80 vintage and modern cars, alongside fashions and travel memorabilia from the 20s to 50s to keep non-car fans happy. So...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HendersonSpain2017

Feb 4, 2017 - New month, new point of view

Well, it's a new month and a new contributor to the blog. Maybe a different point of view too. We try everyday to do at least 10,000 steps and my back usually limits us to that number. We are situated in the heart of the action and close to so many points of interest. Each day we search out familiar and unfamiliar cuisine from McDonald to bodega's. quaint cafes and tapa bars. One meal we eat out and the others we have at home just or skip a meal and nibble. Within a few blocks of us we have old world Baroque church. We toured the Malaga...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HendersonSpain2017

Jan 31, 2017 - Still here, just everyday stuff

Well, I'm back again, finally found a way to get at the pictures I couldn't find before of the Marrakesh market so I've included some of those. Not much happening of special interest, we're both able to sleep in each morning so really don't get out and about till close to noon. Everything we need or want to see is within walking distance (3-4 miles) so we do that each day. Normal lunch time here is from 1400-1600 and when you have breakfast about 1030 that seems about right. A lot of the businesses then close till after 1800 and evening...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HendersonSpain2017

Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  ... 6  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com