This will be a long one…
We took the same bus as yesterday, 220 – since there is only one and it went the other way this time. To Fuengirola. Kevin the technician says Fuengirola is full of pickpockets and prostitutes. In restrospect it would have been nice to know that before we went. But we returned in one piece. Ince in Fuengirola we met up with Lillian, she was going with us to Malága.
First sight of Malága. The train ride was quite long. Almost 1½ hour in both bus and train.
With Lillian showing the way we started on a very known shopping street. Calle Larios. Stopped in a lot of shops, including some clothes stores, perfumeries and a candy store. This street is very tourist minded and quite expensive.
Cute little dog waiting on the slippery tiles. They bring their dogs inside the clothes shops here, but not this guy, he had to wait outside.
Square with demonstration and a lot of police.
Strange big stamps.
After the shopping we started to get hungry. It was about 12.00 so it was way too early for the siesta, I don’t understand how they can wait that long. We went to a small place for tapas, they didnt have much but they had a view to the Carmen Thyssen museum.
Carmen Thyssen museum.
I am not so crazy about tapas as I can’t eat most of it, but it’s nice if you are a few people ordering different things and sharing it. Actually the other restaurants have adopted this concept as well, that you actually order many different dishes and then share it.
Now more shopping.
Angry cat, and his friends the assorted bagpacks. Yeah that’s a great bandname…
Books and sundials.
Everything closes in the siesta at 14.00. Walked past many nice closed shops. We decided to find some food again.
Siesta means: You can only get food.
Malága has this weird blend of old and new everywhere.
Square where we ate. Very spanish place. All the waiters where wearing football shirts.
Notre dame in spanish. Bad angle but it was squished in a small street. It’s okay to look at churches in the siesta.
With the shops closed we looked for the Picasso museum, just to see if it was still there. After a bit of asking around, Lillian got directions to his old house.
There’s two Picasso sights in Malága and the other one is the museum. As I think I was the only one who wanted to go to the museum we looked inside here instead. Meanwhile Nick stayed outside talking to people in the square. We got some funny phone thingies and went around the house listening to the story of Picasso and his family. He was very passionate about spanish culture and not very good friends with Franco. Nice place.
The square outside of Picasso’s house.
Picasso on a bench.
Afterwards Nikolaj had his eyes on a place where we could walk up. For some reason he likes to go up.
In the front it is an old roman theater. Interestingly they wore masks both to save on actors and to make it easier to recognize the roles.
After seeing the theater, we decided to go up in the castle behind. That is Alcazaba de Malága.
We could see Nick from here.
King of the fort.
After getting Nick back and getting through all the stray cats hanging about outside the castle we went for the harbour.
Palm trees in formation.
Park alleyway, Spain seems to like these alleys.
Another flat city. On one side of the road: mountains. On the other side: Water.
Reaching the harbour it was even bigger than it seemed from the top of the castle. Lots of expensive boats and walking space. Even a place to rent gocarts and segways. Nick tried to persuade us to rent one but, I thought it would not be so nice of me to drive into all the people there.
The harbour in Malága.
It’s clear that people hang out a lot here all the year round and there’s lots of activities to try.
Segways, gocarts and other transportations.
After walking the harbour for a while, we decided that it was perhaps too late to go up to the hotel view point we had intended. Instead we decided to go for the shopping mall. As we walked to find the bus we passed a horse carriage and Nick had Lillian ask him if he could drive us to the mall. I have no pictures of this for the very reason that I had to hold on tight to not fall off. Nick sitting in the front was also holding on pretty tight, but it was a nice ride and definately something I’ll remember.
Lillian decided to head home and left us to the shopping. Thanks for a very nice guided tour and a great day Lill!
The shopping mall had many things, the most remarkable being these rolling animalshaped hazards:
Mall animals. Faces blurred cause I feel like a creep taking pictures of people’s kids.
These mall animals came in all kinds, monkey, alien, yellow alien, panda, cat, donkey and probably more. We sat at a bench at one point and had three kids just circling us with these.
Once done shopping and a cup of coffee later we decided it was time to head home.
A day’s shopping.
Pictures taken 281.
Not sure if the people here are hyperfriendly because they live by the sea, because they live with so many tourists or both.
That was a lot of pictures to go through.
No doodle today, I exceeded the limit of pictures by now.