Posts tagged “Andalucia

Marbella and Puerto Banus

Posted on March 18, 2012

Mention Marbella to anyone and they immediately think of money, the rich and the famous. This is the Costa del Sol’s quintessential Monte Carlo, a place to hang out with the glitterati and to be seen by the paparazzi hunting their little bit of sleaze. Stroll along the Passeo Maritimo from the Parque de la Constitucion near the main tourist office and gaze on the multi-million dollar apartment blocs dominating the skyline. Watch the rich walking their poodles and shih tzus or relaxing in the up-market health cafes near the Puerto Deportivo Marbella. Puerto Deportivo Marbella – photo courtesy of Tomas Fano via Flickr Alternatively, if you have a sudden urge to recapture your youth and have scant regard for that sudden hole in your bank balance,…

A Day in Malaga

Posted on February 28, 2012

So there you are, lying by the pool, enjoying the Spanish sunshine and staring up at the crystal blue sky and the white fluffy clouds floating by, when you hear those dreaded words. “Dad, can we go to Aqualand tomorrow?” Your body starts to twitch involuntarily at the prospect of thousands of screaming, sunburnt kids hurtling down death defying water slides and encouraging you to join in. The lack of shade, the smell of hot dogs, overcooked onions and tortillas and queues for toilets shatter your peace and tranquillity and induce a state of semi-paralysis. You try to ignore it, but your wife joins in. “Go on, you know how much you’ll love it.” Well if you have no excuses, don’t despair. Here’s the…