We wanted to make the most of Spain over our bank holiday. Coming out of the worst snowy winters of London, Spain was a ray of sunshine literally. Malaga was the perfect sunny with gush of wind every now and then.
Day 1: We landed in Malaga: The City’s name was derived from the word ‘salt’ because fish was salted near the harbour. The city was founded by the Phoenicians from Tyre around 770 BC. Malaga had a very tropical Los Angeles kinda feel to it. Palm trees and the beaches everywhere you look.
Our hotel Exe Astoria was right in the centre of Málaga. We had an early flight and decided to go straight to the hotel for food and quick nap. We were there during Holy Week, the Easter processions are among the most important and glamorous celebrations in Spain. Processions drumming woke us up and because we were on vacation, we didn’t want to miss out. People flowed like river following the processions with the rhythmic drums and trumpets.
Beach: I think this was our first trip to the beach as a family and I was amazed how much my daughter loved it. We weren’t beach ready but we had loads of fun. We sat down while Zaina played with the sand and collects sea shell. The beach in Malaga are mesmerising. The sound of the waves, feet sinking into the warm sands and the heat from the sun. Recalling the memories of Malaga makes me want to go back.