Thursday, May 19

Norway´s Constitution Day - 17. May

The Constitution Day (17th of May) has many traditional procedures here in Norway:

At 8 am we hoist the national flag on flagpoles  dressed in National costumes (bunader).
Then it is time for breakfast together with friends and families. The children are free to eat hotdogs and ice-cream from morning till night.

At the local schools children are lined up to sing and prepare for the large parade in the main streets all over the countries. Children from seven to eighteen are the major  participants  together with their school bands. In Oslo about 115 different schools walked up Karl Johan and greeted the royal family at the Royal Palace.
At the end of the parade the red and blue hordes, (ending their 13 year of school and ready for universities) make the incredible noise so we never will forget them
The Royal Gards are closing the parade, before all people can join the parade and greet the royal family
After the parade we go around in the city having a drink or two together with some food before we end in front of the TV to see the parades from other parts of Norwegian settlement home and abroad.

Saturday, April 16

Beautiful flowers in Malaga

 This Saturday´s visit to Malaga will be the last one for this stay at Costa del Sol.
The flowers are now exploding and this first image is from the bridge close to the railway station Malaga-Centro Alameda.
 The next photo is taken at the start of the Paseo del Parque with the beauty of flowers and my wife
 Another photo of my beautiful wife once more. This time at the harbour with El Faro and the cruice ship and the new restaurant area behind.
This photo is a photo of many photos. Zoom out and see all the small photos that creates the image.

The last image is a video taken at the fence around the Picasso Museum. The beauty is documented.
thank you Malaga for this time and Hasta Luego.

Thursday, April 14

Summer Day and 39 years together

In 39 years have this beautiful Lady and I lived together. Happy me. 2 children and 5 grandchildren, family and lots of memories.
Thank you Tullen for all the time and experiences we have shared so far.

Sunday, April 10

Visiting Benalmadena Pueblo

Yesterday we copied many other long stay friends here at Costa del Sol when we for the first time visited the nice village Benalmadena Pueblo. We had been told a lot about the beautiful place and can after this Saturday visit confirm that it is a place to return too.

In the midle of the village we found Plaza Espana and the famous Restaurant Plaza that can be recommended for delicious tapas.
In the narrow streets the flowers are everywhere.

We had hoped to use the bus from the Pueblo to Arroyo de la Miel but we could not find where to go and the people we were talking to only said that we had to climb up the street once more. We therefore decided to walk downhill towards the beaches. That too became a challenge during the 3,5 km road more suited for Aamodt Kilde and his friends,  than my legs.
But the monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus had never bee seen if not choosing this way.

Monday, April 4

Sunday pitstops

Sunday morning we woke up to a temperature around + 10 degrees.
A perfect day of beach along strolling.
First the bus to Torreblanka ( no bus to Carvajal on Sundays) then walking to the Chiringuito Oasis for a water (con gas) and a coffee Americano con saccarino.
 Then starting on the 6.5 km walk against the wind back home to our hotel. The temp had already increased to 15 degree.
 At the restaurant "Talk of the Town" we made our first pitstop. The WiFi is functioning very well here, and the small beer is good. As the sun became stronger the temperature at the table was >25
 Next stop was at Chiringuito El Cargo where we also enjoyed a small lunch of grilled Sole.
Our last pitstop this Sunday was at a new discovery "Bar Parasol" close to the Mosque in Fuengirola where their Vino Rosado can be recommended.

Sunday, April 3

Puerto Banus April 2016

At least once during our stay at Costa del Sol we visit the richen`s playground "Puerto Banus".
Walking along the harbour streets and visiting one of the restaurants have been a tradition as documented many times in this blog.
Last week Saturday was no exception in that tradition.

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As well known many of the fashion companies har their own buildings in Banus
A Lamborghini car is of course parked outside one of the shops.
 The coastline further southwest towards San Pedro
 Sone windows of Fashion Brands are passed by by my wife but others are of a greater interest.
The yellow dress in this window had a prize tag of nearly 40.000 NOK. 12.000 nok more than the green stripe long dress.

One of the reason for this Saturday visit to Banus was to have a lunch with my sister Gerd, but why is a glass of white wine prized to 4,50 Euro here and 2.20 Euro in Fuengirola

Wednesday, March 30

Food at Costa del Sol

Sometimes we have presented some of the dishes we get at restaurants here in Fuengirola. In this blog I will give you a summery of some of the lunch/dinner dishes we have had during our first five weeks this spring.
The national dish "Paella" is well known, but this paella for two served at La Farola was a masterpiece
 The tapa "Salmon con salsa naranja" at La Cepa is also given a star in my book. In addition to the fish, orange sause and caviar, we got a fried apple with prawns and cherry tomatoes.
When you feel for a real sirloin beef filet this one at La Farola can absolutely be recommended.
 At Bodega Charolais this great T-bone steak (or was it a Rib steak) was fantastic in taste, but maybe a little too large for a small lunch.
The Leg of Lanb at La Farola has probably been presented earlier, but since Easter just has ended this fantastic dish deserve another presentation. Large, but why not eat as much as you want and feel happy.