Wednesday, November 30

Christmas decoration Malaga City 2016

This blogpost will be without comments to every image. Instead I invite you to join me in the walk from dinner at Los Gatos (recommended) through the streets to Plaza Constitution, further down the Marques de Larios to Plaza de la Marina and Alameda Principal:

and at last a Merry Christmas from Malaga to all my blog followers 

Friday, November 25

This week has been cold

This week started with  heavy rain on Monday so the normal beautiful images had to ve replaced by a very wet video. This is the second time in 7 years down her we had to use a taxi to come home.
But as they say here in Spain "aqua es vida" and the flowers love the gift from heaven.

One of the activities we decide to do although the weather has turned into "winter-time", is to make our stroll from Torremolinos to Benalmadena with lunch at our favourite restaurant Pinocho.
 This is Carihuela Beach with Malaga city in the background and a calm Mediterranean
and yesterday´s special at Pinocho was lobster with pasta. Delicioso

 From Pinocho to Villa BilBil where we took the bus back to Fuengirola you see that the weather changed from blue sky in the north to grey and rainy clouds further southwest.
We decided to make another pit stop at Buba Bar and Cafe Colon before we could walk the remaining kms back to Myramar in dry weather waiting for Magnus Carlsen to start playing the 10th game of  the World championship in Chess 2016 (which he won) against Sergej Karjakin.
You see that the crowd of tourists have diminished during the last week or stayed home because the weather. For us it is important to exercise daily and be active and happy for the long stay periode here in Andalusia, Malaga, Fuengirola oeste etc..

Saturday, November 19

A different Malaga day (almost)

In DN.NO on November 15th you could read about the best tapas in Malaga.
We had to check it out and went on a different tour through Malaga city yesterday.

The first tapas bar "Gorki" was closed due to renovation. (see you next time)

Because we were a little too early "Taberna Uvedoble" was closed too, but we returned later in the afternoon and can add that the style was too modern for us and the prizes too high for the small tapas.

 Next visit was at "Meson Cortijo de Pepe" ( see photos) and here we join DN.NO in the recommendation. The different tapas looked great in the food area and those we tasted were very good at a exceptionally low prize.
 The decoration behind the bar was also nice and available if cured Ham was your choice.

The next tapas bar "Meson de Cervantes" was also closed but would be open in the evening.

 We therefor looked around in the area, and found Teatro Cervantes where the Tapa in a small bar was priced to 1 Euro and tasted great.
 When walking around in Malaga never forget to look up, and walk through narrow streets.
Much beauty can be found on the houses, and the shadow on the ground makes it even more lovely
The Christmas decorations are also in place and can be seen without lights in the sunshine

I said this visit to Malaga was a little different. No cafe with Croissant, no shopping and no normal tourist walk to El Pimpi.

But one thing cannot be left out. Our regular visit to Meson Iberico

The owner and his family has driven this tapas-par for many, many years. We are normally the only non spanish people in the bar and hopefully we will be so for many years. Our secret place to end every visit to Malaga City

Sunday, November 13

Bioparc Fuengirola

After 7 years we decided that it was time to visit the Bioparc here in Fuengirola. Many people have told us about this spectacular Zoo, and today with clouds on the sky we walked to see these animals from all over the world.
First we arrived to Madagascar:

The Nile Crocodile did not like me, but I was in acceptable distance.

From Southeast Asia:

Python Snakes in beautiful colours
Sumatran Tigers
and a False Gavial (?)

From India-pacific:
 A Komodo Dragon (Winter)
 A panther Camaleón
A Galapagos Giant Rhinocero

All the other animals like Lemurs, Flamingos, Pygmy Hippo, Chimpanzee, Gorillas, Orangutangs and Golden-Cheeked Gibbons are there too with many other species.
An interesting afternoon which can be highly recommended.

Friday, November 11

Marbella November 2016

When we visit Marbella we always want to see our friend Audun who has stayed here for many, many years during winter time. This year he and his wife Brit are nor able to be here so this blogpost has to be without the normal image. Except from that the places and activities ar as usual

Me at the beach towards Puerto Banus
My wife in the other direction
The Paseo Maritim where you may go from Marbella to Banus
The beaches and luxury buildings close to the paseo and the beaches
A pitstop at restaurant Cappuccino
My wife at one of the beautiful benches in the central park

Tuesday, November 8

Mijas Pueblo

 Today we decided to have lunch at the white city "Mijas Pueblo". Due to the maintenance of some of the streets, no horse activity could be observed. The typical Mijas horse steps were therefor not noticed and the area free of leftovers from the horses.
 At the mail square people were gathering around the restaurant tables. The chilly wind at Fuengirola center had disappeared and the sun was shining warm and cosy at the main square
 At the vantage point, where you can see almost to Africa, the beauty of the Mediterranean
Sea behind Carvajal area tells that the summer (?) is still here.
 Mijar Pueblo is a village with many stair and "up and down" streets. I do my best to climb up from the main square to the plateau above.
Well up, the narrow street can bring you further up. Some years ago we climbed these hills and had lunch close to the road to Coin, but nowadays we are satisfied with a glass of wine at the beginning of the hill.

At last an image of the view southwest of Fuengirola withe the horizon towards Mijas Costa.

Monday, November 7

Three days in 8a Ruta de la Tapa Erotica

Every year at this time of the autumn season 101 restaurants and bars are presenting their choice of tapa with a touch of erotic imagines.
I will give you a short series of images of what we have been eating during these first three days of the tour. No additional comments from my side
 Afrodisia, Hola a mi Cola, El Rabo ya esta dentro, Tacones Lejanos
 Maiz para mi pollo
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