I have not mentioned it on my blog yet, but for the summer of 2014 I get to enjoy some time away abroad. I really have not had a summer holiday away for a couple of years now and I really needed to get out of my house and on to a beach. Now I am not a beach person at all! I stick to the shades as much as I can, but the idea of just taking a break... was so appealing.
I really wanted to share this with you, so the following week(s) will mainly be related to my adventures in Málaga, Spain! My boyfriend and I were staying in Torremolinos, which is a small coastal area in (the province of Málaga) Southern Spain! It was a small fisher town that has grown into a popular tourist place. This was fine by me for this holiday because I like to balance touristy stuff and local stuff when I am not going somewhere for a very long time. I was excited because it meant I got to practice my spanish and listen to the accents they have in Andalusia!
We stayed in an Aparthotel (apartment hotel), which basically is an apartment with hotel service. We chose this, because we wanted to cook dinner every now and then.. and enjoy our own breakfast. The place was really basic and simple and even a tad-bit outdated, but I could live with all of this, because the holiday was not about where we are sleeping. Plus, I am a student. It is a miracle that I could go on holiday in peak season! The Aparthotel had free wifi, airconditioning and was located directly in front of the beach: all things that convinced me to pick it. The shower was particularly lovely and the bed was really big.. so I am very satisfied with what we had!
Speaking of the beach, take a look... is it not amazing? The beach was really nice to be on, but (like I said) I am not the type of person who can spend all my time there, so after a while it became a bit boring, especially because I do not tan. I went into the water a couple of times, which was hard to do (I am such a cry baby) because it was very cold. Once you are in the water you do get used to the coldness and it becomes rather refreshing. Unfortunately for me, I was smart enough to walk on the sand towards the sea without any sandals or flip flops on so I slightly burned the soles of my feet... (it was so freaking hot I started running from the pain). Oopsie. What I enjoyed most about the sand and the sea was how amazing it looked from my balcony. It just looks so beautiful and serene:
Well, there you have it. The first two days we caught up on some well deserved sleep, explored Torremolinos bit by bit, enjoyed our time on the beach... ate lots of food, enjoyed refreshing drinks and had interesting nights outside. I hope you enjoyed reading this, because I really loved sharing it. I hope to show as many beautiful pictures with you as I can (but I am -as always - still working on my photography skills) and share stories about the places I have seen in Málaga, Spain! Have you ever been to Spain? If so, what are your experiences there?