Although living on our mountain in rural Andalucia for the last 11 years, I do have to travel back and forth to the U.K regularly for extra work. Always on my plane journey the inevitable conversation starts by the fellow passenger next to me ‘ Going on holiday ?’ “no, I live here‘ I reply. I explain my story in brief, and ask of their onward journey plans.
Most, probably 95% of them say they’re heading off to the Costa del Sol, or even say Malaga, when my eyes and ears light up, as this wonderful city holds a dear place in my heart and those that have visited, no doubt share the same enthusiasm for it , but they don’t actually mean Malaga the city, and have no plans to visit it, they either pass through, skirt pass or miss it altogether .
Maybe secretly in my thoughts , part of me feels this is a good thing, perhaps they’re not the kind of folk who would be held under its spell, of passion, history, art, architecture, cosmopolitanism, diversity and gastronomy. The other side of me feels, don’t judge the place as an airport, be daring, take a detour, spend a few hours and explore, and get hypnotised by the power of this Andalucian treasure.
Go, Malaga is a must see !
Even visiting regularly as we do, it always feels a special treat to take a day out in the city. Luckily Malaga is on our doorstep well just a 30 or so KM’s away, but in the mountains nothing is too close. We can hop on a bus from our local town of Colmenar, relax for the 40 minute journey, only costing a couple of euros and hop off the other end to explore, shop, eat,& tapear (eat lots of tapas in lots of places).
This visit, we planned our itinerary around roof-top terraces, lazy lunch, cocktails and views to to die for. Malaga even in 38 degrees did not disappoint .