In March, we decided quite last minute, to take a break and go another roadtrip. And also thanks to Nathalie for pushing us to go here!!! Such a good recommendation. As usual, Tom took the action to buy the tickets and off we went. The departure was a bit stressful, I thought I didn’t need my passport cos I have a Belgian ID, and then – at the check-in – they demanded the passport!!! So tom quickly took a taxi and went back home, and had to be back in an hour – we made it luckily. But the strange thing was – on the way BACK – we did NOT need my passport!!! They didn’t even check ID at all in Spain! Anyways, good lesson learn for me – always travel with my Indian Passport regardless of what IDs I have!
We arrived in Malaga, and I didn’t expect much, since a lot of travel blogs/ reviews recommended to skip this city. But as there was the Easter Parade happening, we decided to spend the day of arrival and overnight here. it was FUN!!! Wow I LOVED the atmosphere!!! Like Asia!!! even the policemen and volunteers were very jolly and kind while crowd controlling!!! And there were SO MANY elderly people – I loved seeing so many old people – all DRESSED up, and enjoying the parade and the atmosphere.
we were craving for asian and ate at a thai fast food – it was not bad!
the coolest thing – seeing a grown up couple share a plate , even a drink!!!
in my time in Europe – this NEVER happens!!! people very very seldome will share a noodle
and definitely NOT a drink and no I doubt it was for budget reason.
the beautiful stands are carried entirely by men.
These stands usually have a place in the church when not in parade.
it reminded me of Durga Puja and Dusherra, and I forgot the other parade that happens in Calcutta.
we followed a recommendation in the rough guide for a tapas bar.
it was a teeny tiny place OVERFLOWING with people, mostly standing with a drink in their hands.
we managed to get a seat at the bar – and just ordered what our neighbours were eating.
The roadtrip route was a circle starting and ending at Malaga, and these were from the last day in Malaga:
these PACO JOSE chips tasted just like FRESH FRIED ALU CHIPS from calcutta.
the kind you have to finish in 2 days cos it goes stale after that!
never eaten an ice-cream like this. the chocolate one was taken out form the freezer.
but it tasted like a chocolate souffle/mouse – SO fluffy and not cold at all, just cool.
the real san jose? we didn’t visit san jose in SPain though.
Seeing this sign brought back childhood memories.
my favourite piano piece I learned is by Albeniz, a spanish composer and here is a theatre named after him
Can’t wait to share the rest of the trip – a trip of a lifetime.
I say that for every trip, I know, but it FEELS like that for every trip.