Sunday, December 21

Oslo City Hall

It is soon Christmas in Oslo. There is almost no snow, but the precipitation we had last week has made the pavements very slippery. The weather forecasts for the days before Christmas have no indication of a White Christmas, but the City Hall with the Christmas Tree in front gives me a great opportunity to publish the first blogpost after returning to Oslo.

Thursday, December 11

Last visit to Malaga this autumn

 Only a few more days here at Costa del Sol this fall, and on Saturday we are back to Oslo and probably to snow and cold winter. Our last visit to Malaga City took place yesterday and just to be prepared we visited the slope outside El Corte Ingles where toboggan made closer contact with winter than going to Sierra Nevada.
 The weather improved very fast and after a traditional visit to El Pimpi we found back to La Plaza at Plaza de Merced. Tapas bars and restaurants occupies the ground floor of the total block all the way to Picasso´s birth place on the left corner. The sun was really warm and +23 C gave a nice farewell experience of this lovely city.
Well, the real farewell we got from the Christmas "tree" at Plaza de Constitution. No lightening except glitter from the sun above the shophouse buildings this afternoon. Hasta Luego Malaga.

Tuesday, December 9

Hunting for new restaurants in Benalmadena

In Spain on this Monday they celebrate Inmaculada ConcepciĆ²n and had a Bank Holiday because their Constitution day was on Saturday 6th. We therefor joined the Spanish families and went for a restaurant stroll between Carihuela and torrequebrada map Torrequebrada.

First stop was a recommended tapas bar  La vina de ale vinoteca. A nice place witch we will return to on later visits at Costa del Sol.
From Carihuela beach we continued along the Benalmadena beach with necessary pitstops. The weather talks for itself with 17 degrees and it is December 8th.
Our next stop should have been the spectacular restaurant La Cala in Torrquebrada. The steep path down the hill did not look safe enough after 9km walk, so we dropped it for this time, but will return next time we are down here. Close to La Cala there is also an Italian recommended restaurant (with no pizza) GISLA.
Without eating at La Cala we had to stop at one of our other favourite tapas bars in Fuengirola, Taverna Cinorros in Calle Larga. I write favourite because their Baccalao (tapa or ration) is very like the way we make this dish back home.
Maybe I look a little old on the photo, but it is the way I look at present. Back home at Myramar we had walked over 11 km this Monday. That´s training :)

Wednesday, December 3

Wednesday lunch at Mr.Wok

I do not expect everyone to love this blogpost, but sometimes it is interesting how many dishes you can compose from a buffet. The fashionable restaurants advertise with menus of 5, 7 or more, but I stopped at 6:
First Sushi
2nd Peking duck and chicken lemon:
3rd, Premade pepper beef, soya pork and chicken in sweet and sour sauce:
4th, Vegetables with some prawns in oyster sauce in wok
5th, Beef and chicken, squash and prawns in oyster sauce
6th, Afters ice-cream with caramel and chocolate bites.
For those of you that rather prefer other tastes have a look at the buffet table and make your choice 

Monday, December 1

Christmas light in Malaga

Tonight we walked around Malaga City together with hundreds of people eager to experience the light of Christmas in this beautiful and beloved capital here at Costa del Sol in Andalusia
The photos sperach for themselves, and if possible try to come and be part of it.