An American in …MALAGA!
You have got to love Spanish public holidays (‘fiestas’)! Yesterday was Dia de Andalusia… and let me say that it was a great day, spent with lots of friends at the beach. But let me say something else and get it over with… I LOVE this place. Absolutely love it. Sorry mom and dad… I am never coming home!
We started the day off with a nice American breakfast. Dillon’s parents have been so kind to bring us some pancake mix… and Vermont’s Best Maple Syrup. It was nice to sleep in, and awake to the aromas of an already cooked and delicious breakfast. Now that I think about it… Malaga could really use a Pancake house. It might be one of the only things it is missing. If only I could finance that…!
After this wonderful breakfast we decided to head on down to the beach to hang out with about 20 students from the school. We sat around and enjoyed the sun, played paddle ball, ate Paella at one of the many great restaurants near the beach for lunch. Oh… and yes had a couple of beers on the beach… but don’t tell my parents. They would be upset that I wasn’t drinking Spanish wine for culture… haha!
All in all it was a great day; But things don’t end here at 6 o’clock. After the beach, a few of us went to my place (which is on top of this large hill with a great view of the sea ) to hang out for a while before hitting up the night life. I wont describe this much here… but we went to the center to grab a bite to eat (TAPAS anyone!!!) and then decided to hit up one of the many bars in the city. Lets just say I got home around 4. Night life starts late here… and ends early. So, if you want to join us, get ready!
All in all, it was a spectacular day. To think that in a couple of weeks Semana Santa will begin… wonder what that will be like. I will be sure to let you know.
Salutations from what must be the sunniest place on earth!
Mark Medley Payne (USA)