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Río Guadalmedina

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  • Day3

    Malaga

    September 12, 2017 in Spain

    Heute sind wir mit AIDA in die Stadt gefahren. Auf dem Programm standen Besuche des Picasso-Museums und des Geburtshauses des Künstlers. Unsere Reiseführerin war gut im Thema und konnte ihr Wissen auch gut rüberbringen. Im Museum durften wir leider nicht fotografieren. Anschließend haben wir bei einem Stadtspaziergang noch Wissenswertes über Málaga erfahren. Die Tour endete bei Wein und Tapas im Restaurant Pimpi. Der Ausflug hat uns gut gefallen. Jetzt heißt es aber die Beine hochlegen und auf den Abend vorbereiten.Read more

  • Day77

    Back to Malaga

    November 15, 2015 in Spain

    After lunch with Brenda's family we walked off some of the paella as we made our way to the bus station for the return trip to Malaga. The ride today was much less of an adventure than was the trip to Seville and was, in fact, completely uneventful. We arrived in Malaga a little before 7:00 PM and checked in to a little hotel located a stone's throw from the apartment we had rented while we were here previously. We went out for a bite to eat and then turned in early to be prepared for the next leg of our journey.

    Sunday morning we awoke and made our way to the cruise terminal at 11:00 AM. We checked in our luggage and then wandered about the city until it was time to board. We were amazed to find the port was filled with people this Sunday morning. The were dozens of booths lining the waterfront occupied by artisans selling everything from baked goods to jewelry. It looked like they were doing a rousing business.

    We walked back into the historic center and visited the cathedral as Brenda wasn't with me when I went two weeks ago. It was equally impressive the second time around. We then strolled around for a while until we came to a Tapas bar where we stopped for a cool one and some Spanish tortilla.

    With full bellies we made our way back to the cruise terminal and checked in for our eleven day Atlantic crossing.

    ¡Hasta luego Espana!
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  • Day11

    Málaga, Spain

    May 11, 2017 in Spain

    Last time I was here in Málaga I had a walk up towards Castel Gibralfaro, I say up towards, as I never made it to the top! For a change I listened to my body and the slight pain in my chest was saying that's far enough you old fart. Anyway while I was taking in the beautiful views I noticed a bullring down below, and today that's what I set out to find.
    It's actually called "Plaza de toros de La Malagueta" and was built in 1876, and is designated a Spanish cultural building, which I suppose is the same as a listed building back in the UK.
    Even though I'm not a blood sport type of person, it was still an interesting place to visit.
    For the princely sum of €1.80 you could go in to the arena and also visit the small museum.
    It all made for a very pleasant morning off the ship, and once again proved my point that in most cases you do not have to travel far from the ship or pay for expensive tours to find interesting things in most ports.
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  • Day11

    The old Legend of the seas

    May 11, 2017 in Spain

    When we docked in Málaga, there where two other ships in, one was the Rhapsody of the seas, and the other was the old Legend of the seas, which now has a new life with Thomson cruises as the new Discovery 2.
    It was really nice to see her all decked out in her new livery, and it's amazing how quickly it was done, as we were sailing on her for her last voyage as a Royal Caribbean ship only 6 weeks ago.
    Anyway as I said it was nice to see her again, and I hope she serves Thomson cruises as well as she did Royal Caribbean. I'm sure she will.
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  • Day46

    Travellers' Wisdom

    June 25, 2016 in Spain

    I like to present a nice collection of things I have heared on my travels so far.
    I hope you enjoy as much as I did 😉

    "Don't drink tapwater in Europe! They add chloroform - it will kill you!" - a girl from Turkey

    "Germany is not a production country. Therefore you can't learn things about logistics and production processes in german universities. To learn this, you have to go abroad!" - a guy from Germany

    "A minium wage of 8,50€ is too less. Just think of the people who only work 1 hour per week - how can they survive?" - a guy from Brasil

    "In Europe it is not possible to make savings, because you earn little and living costs are too high! The europeans spend all their money for living." - a girl from Brasil

    "I don't order desserts in Restaurants. I have the feeling they are no experts in this field." - a girl from Germany

    "Oh wow - this movie shows 2nd world war. That means...America fought against whom?" - a girl from Austria (stated proudly that she just passed her A-Levels in Austria)

    "I think, germans hate to smile! They are in a bad mood always. Btw - where are you from?" A grumpy girl from China

    "It's awesome - you don't tip in Europe! They just don't want the extra money." - a girl from USA

    "Which kind of blood the Sangria is made of? The pigs or the cows?" - a guy from USA (Remark: "Sangre" means "blood" in spanish...actually it should be obvious, that the name "Sangria" describes the drinks colour,not its ingredients)
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  • Day12

    Málaga, Spain

    July 21, 2016 in Spain

    Yesterday we docked at Málaga, Spain 🇪🇸.
    It's a lovely city with plenty to see.
    Sheila, as usual stayed on the ship and relaxed.
    Maz and Sue wanted to do their second favourite thing in port, that is shop at El Corte Inglés, which is a large department store, on the lines of John Lewis in England.
    Btw their favourite thing, is finding a Starbucks and having a coffee ☕.
    I didn't fancy either so I went for a walk around the city, which as I said is a lovely place.
    It has some outstanding buildings.
    Across from the port you have the city hall which is an imposing structure with some beautiful fresco work on the outside walls.
    Right next to that is the Bank of Espanía with its huge columns across the front.
    Then you have what looked to be the oldest of the three buildings, which housed part of the University of Málaga.
    This is also a really beautiful building with unusual roof edgings, which I would describe as having external rafters and some beautiful irregular pointed brickwork. You will see better in the pictures below as my description is a bit crap.
    Further around from the university building there is a small Roman amphitheatre, which looks like it is still used for plays or small concerts.
    Also in this part of the town are lots of the typical Spanish, narrow winding streets, with lots of beautiful old buildings, many of which appeared to be getting renovated.
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  • Day12

    Castle Gibralfaro, Málaga, Spain

    July 21, 2016 in Spain

    Right across from the port entrance you can see Castle Gibralfaro, perched at the top of Mount Gibralfaro which part of the foothills of the Montes de Málaga.
    Anyway the castle sits 130m on top of the hill, and I thinking that I'm an intrepid explorer, decides to have a walk up to have a look.
    So I set off not realising that the pathway up is about a 1:10 climb! After about 60 minutes and two stops, to let my breathing fall to a more normal rate, I reach a viewing platform which is apparently about 3/4 of the way up. The views I must admit where amazing, you could see right over the port and the city.
    Also from here you could look down into the local bullring which from that vantage point looked particularly impressive.
    I decided that that the views couldn't be much better right at the top, so that was as far as I went.
    Now coming down, although easier on the lungs was murder on the knees.
    Having said that I think it was well worth the climb to get the views and pictures I got and to see the beautiful flowers and trees on the way up and down.
    When I got back to the ship, someone told me that you could get a bus to the top!
    But although that would be less life threatening, it would not be as much fun as the walk lol.
    I've put a Wikipedia link below, for anyone interested in reading about the castle.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibralfaro
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  • Day2

    Block House, Malaga

    March 5, 2017 in Spain

    Fra vores mange turer rundt i Tyskland, kender vi jo udmærket restaurant kæden Block House som er det Tyske svar på Jensens Bøfhus og vi blev overraskede over at finde en af disse restauranter her i Malaga.

    Vi valgte at spise herinde en sen aften og både maden og betjeningen var bestemt udmærket. Rødvinen (husets) var faktisk ret god, men vi kan til gengæld ikke anbefale deres Weissbier...Read more

  • Day6

    Larios Shoppingcenter

    June 9, 2017 in Spain

    Danach sind wir in das Larios Shoppingcenter unweit vom Bahnhof gegangen.
    Natürlich wusste ich, dass es dort den Disney Store gab, gekauft habe ich aber nichts.

    Im wirklich großen Supermarkt haben wir dann Verpflegung geshoppt.

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Río Guadalmedina, Rio Guadalmedina

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