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  • Day60

    Malaga

    July 30, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Hier in Malaga habe ich den besten Kaffee von ganz Spanien bekommen. Das Geburtshaus von Pablo Picasso besucht und habe ein tolles Stück Küste mit vielen netten kleinen Fahrradtunneln bereist. Die Hitze hier im Süden ist krass. Aber das radeln macht Spass.Read more

  • Day26

    Der 2. Tag in Tarifa

    August 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Heute verbrachten wir einen richtig schönen Strandtag an dem Surfer- und Kiterstrand von Tarifa.

    Wir fuhren gegen Mittag mit dem WoMo vom Stadt-Stellplatz wieder raus auf den Parkplatz am Strand.
    Unglaublich was heute hier Kiter unterwegs waren - es hat richtig Spaß gemacht denen zuzusehen.

    Um den Tag am Strand noch richtig auszunutzen, beschlossen wir, erst gegen Abend unsere Reise fortzusetzen - um 19:40 ging es dann in Tarifa los - nächstes Ziel - Málaga!

    Oberhalb von Tarifa genossen wir dann noch den tollen Ausblick auf den Nachbar-Kontinent- Afrika!

    Wir können es kaum glauben das Afrika so nah liegt - ein toller Moment.

    Mit dem Sonnenuntergang fahren wir dann nach Málaga - Ankunft: 22:30 Uhr - alles schon dunkel, aber Dank Navi finden wir den kostenlosen Stellplatz (Parkplatz) sehr gut.

    Hier übernachten wir nur und fahren gleich morgen früh weiter nach Mazarrón.
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  • Day43

    Im Schlaraffenland angekommen

    September 17, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    So langsam scheint meine Chefin meine Vorlieben erkannt zu haben, denn ich durfte den Ausflug "Kulinarische Entdeckungstour durch Málaga" begleiten. Yeah, yeah, yeah! Natürlich mit dem Auftrag etwas Feines für das restliche Team mitzubringen. Na da gibt es doch schlimmere Aufgaben! Und das ausgerechnet nach dem gestrigen Abend!Read more

    Jan Cross

    Cool! Meine 2. Heimat!

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  • Day76

    Weihnachtliches Málaga

    October 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Ja wie cool ist das denn bitte!? Nichts ahnend ging es heute ein letztes Mal nach Málaga und plötzlich sehe ich, dass hier bereits Ende Oktober die Straßen weihnachtlich geschmückt werden. 😁

    Wieder auf dem Schiff angekommen, hatten wir ein sehr interessantes Training namens "Critical Incidents". Ein Notfallseelsorger erzählte von seiner herausfordernden Arbeit und gab uns wertvolle Tipps wie wir regieren sollen, falls auf einem Ausflug etwas passieren sollte. Er ist oftmals in Katastrophengebieten tätig und wird nach einem Erdbeben oder Flugzeugabsturz an den Ort des Geschehens gerufen um den Angehörigen zur Seite zu stehen. Hochinteressant!
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  • Day59

    Malaga - auf den Spuren Picassos

    October 3, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Ja, wie es der Titel schon erahnen lässt, wartete heute ein sehr spritziger Ausflug auf mich. 😖
    Wie ich lernen durfte, ist der Künstler Pablo Picasso hier geboren worden und so ging es in sein Geburtshaus und anschließend für schlappe 2h in das Picasso-Museum um schlappe 238 seiner Werke zu begutachten und über jeden seiner Pinselstriche informiert zu werden. 😩 Ok, es war nicht ganz so schlimm wie erwartet und witzig war, dass ich in der Schule im Kunstunterricht meine Abschlussarbeit über Pablo Picasso geschrieben und seine Zeichnungen akribisch auseinandergenommen habe und heute stand ich dann plötzlich vor den Originalen. So schließt sich der Kreis. 😊
    Und eine schöne Stadtführung sowie eine Besichtigung der Festung Gibralfaro gab es ja auch noch.
    Ach ja und einer meiner Gäste war ein renommierter Börsenmakler. Da hab ich natürlich gleich noch ein paar heiße Tipps abgestaubt. Der Ausflug war also doch gar nicht so verkehrt wie ursprünglich angenommen. 🙂
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  • Day10

    Took the bus to Malaga

    June 25 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    It is only a two hour bus ride to Malaga from Granada, and our bus was at noon, so we had time to go back to our favorite breakfast place. Half a short baguette each with crushed tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and avocado. Avocado toast meets pan con tomate. Delicious.

    The bus ride was not very scenic, but it was quick. Our hotel is on a pedestrian street exactly across from the Santiago church. It must be an omen. One of these years I will walk from Malaga—it’s a branch of the Camino Mozárabe, which is a great camino— in spring only, though!

    We had lunch at a very popular place —Pimpi— with a view over the Roman theater, with the moorish fortress above it.

    The weather continues to be perfect.
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    Vira Walks

    May that walk come to fruition some fine spring day! And I really like Joe's new hat.

    6/25/21Reply
    Vira Walks

    The trompe d'oeil in this pic is fabulous. It looks like there's a parting of the waters to allow pedestrian access to the far side, complete with lighting - but opening the image showed that it's only the prow of a boat.

    6/25/21Reply
    Irene Jacobsen

    Indeed, it's a very special visual effect. The best pictures are often accidental!

    6/25/21Reply
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  • Day11

    Good day in Malaga

    June 26 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    While Joe slept in, I had time to buy some of the required stuff — olive oil, smoked paprika, and Manchego cheese. The huge municipal market is thrivng, in spite of the chain supermarkets not far away. It has a pretty impressive 14th century door that used to be part of a Moorish home. The old part of Málaga is really charming!

    After another café breakfast (this will be a part of the day I will dearly miss), we headed out to the airport for our pre-return Covid test. Everyone entering the US must have a negative test result from within three days of departure. We probably could have gotten a test in town, but I made the reservation for this test soon after Spain opened up for us, and I thought it would probably be less risky than finding some random lab somewhere in town. At the airport, the line for the test snaked around the airport, but a second window for those with reservations had no line, and that was our window! They did one of those painful nose swabs, which I have never had. Though I’ve probably had more than 200 covid tests, they have all been saliva, and I am now very thankful of that! We will get our results tomorrow, fingers crossed!

    Walking around town we saw the beautiful old customs building with a museum inside, so in we went. After lunch, Joe went to nap, and I headed up to the castle, which overlooks the Moorish fortress, which overlooks the Roman theater. The views from way up there were very nice.

    Our best meal so far in Malaga —La Barra de Zapata.
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    Cathy Thurston

    Love the pictures and trip blog

    Irene Jacobsen

    That shop brings back memories! Yum!

    Irene Jacobsen

    Gorgeous view. Wish I were there!

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  • Day12

    Moors, Romans, and almost Picasso

    June 27 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    I did a quick walk up to the top of the hill again, to see things in the morning light. Then back to the hotel to pick up Joe. We had the best coffee of our trip so far. Then we headed up to the 13C Moorish Alcazaba. Not as spectacular as the Alhambra, but we enjoyed it a lot. Lots of those beautiful horseshoe arches and patios full of water and flowers, all hidden behind austere walls.

    The Roman theater was next and even though you can see most of it from the adjacent plaza, how can you pass up a chance to climb around a Roman theater?

    Lunch was a repeat visit to the really refreshing Avo. It’s a restaurant run by two young Germans (?) and their food is fresh and good.

    We had planned to go to the Picasso museum after lunch, but saw a huge line and learned that it’s free admission on Sunday afternoons. Luckily it’s open on Monday, so that will give us something to do on our last day.

    So plan B was a long walk along the quay and then along the beach. Late (for us) dinner at Gusto for good pizza. And jump for joy — our Covid tests came back negative so we can return home as planned.
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    Marlene Elder

    Got the morning exercise climbing up that hill! Bet you will miss the coffee and every morning!

    Marlene Elder

    The bakery photo makes me want to get in a plane today!

    JANICE SHERBERT

    What a wonderful journey!!! So glad you could do it together!!

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  • Day13

    Last Day in Spain

    June 28 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Another early morning walk. The city was still sleeping on Monday morning. As was Joe. But I made it back up the hill to the castle for my last views down on the city and the Alcazaba.

    There were only two things on the agenda. Picasso museum snd grandkids t-shirts. Why didn’t I get them earlier? Many of the touristy souvenir shops seem to be closed.

    Today is really the first hot day we’ve had. High in lower 90s. Till now, nights and early mornings have been sweater weather, so we are very grateful. I think our laziness today is a combination of heat and tourism saturation. Between 11 and 5 we spent a total of about three and a half hours sitting in different cafes!

    The Picasso museum is in a beautiful old residence and everything is very nicely displayed. Our guidebook says it houses all of Picasso’s “unsaleable stuff.” I thought anything by Picasso would be sale-able. I especially liked his sculpture of a warrior’s head —it reminded me of a 700 BC Phoenician helmet I had seen in the Malaga Museum.

    I am tired of restaurants. Home tomorrow. Usually I don’t write anything about our travel day home, but I know some of my friends are very interested to see how re-entry to the US goes. Going through immigration in Chicago is usually unpleasant even without Covid. So I don’t have much hope for a painless process.
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    Vira Walks

    What a fabulous photo!

    Lee Tolman

    As Vira said, great picture!

    Mark Reynolds

    Yes, that’s a great picture!

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  • Day14

    El Oro de Klimt in Malaga

    March 11, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 72 °F

    “When I paint, one of my greatest feelings of pleasure is the awareness that I am creating gold.” — Gustav Klimt.

    The shuttle bus that was taking us from the ship into the heart of the city was passing the Centre Pompidou Cube when a poster caught my eye. It was promoting an exhibit featuring Gustav Klimt ... one of my favorite artists. He is probably best known for his “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” (featured in the wonderful Helen Mirren movie, The Woman in Gold) and another work simply known as “The Kiss” ... both painted during his “gold phase.

    Entitled El Oro de Klimt (The Gold of Klimt), the exhibit promised an immersive experience. I had no idea what that meant, but we’re talking Klimt here ... how bad can it be?

    In fact, it was terrific and well worth the detour that required walking back to the Cube ... and the admission of €9pp (senior rate). Turns out this is not an art exhibition in the sense that you look at paintings on a wall. Instead, you walk into a dark room, find a seat — either a bench or a comfy bean bag — and watch Klimt’s paintings come alive on the walls and floors all around the room ... with accompanying music. It was fantastic. I felt like I was inside the artist’s palette. I was so enthralled that I didn’t do a very good job with the videos ... I’ve included one of them anyway.

    We were especially lucky with our timing as we had maybe 10-15 people in the entire salon ... unlike the next session that was filled with a couple of busloads of kids ... elementary school and younger!!!
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    mohotravels

    Oh my, Erin! I have seen videos of this exhibit that my daughter sent to me, knowing we both love Klimt. Amazing that you got to experience it in person. A great thing to do. Wish I could add three hearts!

    3/11/20Reply
    Two to Travel

    Totally unexpected and delightful.

    3/11/20Reply
    Sonia Gelman

    I was reading about this exhibit before. He is my favourite painter. We saw his collection at the special exhibition in Tokyo.

    3/11/20Reply
    Two to Travel

    I’d love to see the collection someday.

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