Discovering the 1000-year-old Moorish palace Alcazaba of Málaga

Discovering the 1000-year-old Moorish palace Alcazaba of Málaga

I’m usually quite longwinded when I express myself here and in an effort to circumvent that, I will try to write in the style of an eloquent 12-year-old (or Hemingway). Málaga is a Spanish city located near Gibraltar and North Africa. It’s one of the oldest cities in the world. Picasso was born here and […]

Moving to Málaga – one of the oldest cities in the world

Hotel Villa Guadalupe in Málaga, Spain

Ever since I first got to Torrevieja, I’ve occasionally fantasized and thought about where I’m going to travel next. For a while I had my mind set on San Francisco. I’ve wanted to visit, and even live in, that city ever since the mid 90s when I was just a teenage kid. Then I started […]

Hiking around Laguna Salada de la Mata behind Torrevieja

Hiking around Laguna Salada de la Mata behind Torrevieja

I’ve lived in Torrevieja for nearly two months now, and while I guess I technically haven’t seen most of the city, at least I’ve discovered all its main attractions. I have walked at least 6 – 7 kilometers to the north, south and west from where I live. I can’t go further east than about […]

The serene sunsets of Torrevieja, Spain

The serene sunsets of Torrevieja, Spain

Even though I had read weather reports before I moved, I was surprised by how warm the Spanish winters are near the Mediterranean Sea. It’s usually around 19 – 22 degrees Celsius in the shadow (70 degrees Fahrenheit) here in Torrevieja. The weird part is that the sun always shines and it never seems to […]

A collection of “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” images

A collection of “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” images

When I decided to make a new website, I came up with a bunch of different domain names. It’s hard, because nearly all good (and bad) names are already taken. Even a seemingly obscure domain name such as BazingaPunk.com (a Sheldon quote from The Big Bang Theory) is occupied. I showed a few of my […]

Demo of the iOS app Action Movie FX by Bad Robot

Bad Robot logo

I make a living writing about mobile technology and for reasons I won’t bother you with here, I’ve avoided all Apple products out of principle. Android has been my favorite platform for almost five years now. However, I’m interested in all mobile operating systems and a couple of months ago I wanted to fully explore […]

Christmas in Santa Bárbara Castle

Christmas in Santa Bárbara Castle

I’ve always been fascinated by history and I love old castles, strongholds and fortresses. According to Wikipedia, there are around 2500 castles in Spain. So when I discovered that a huge, over 1000 year-old-castle is located in Alicante not far away from here, I knew I had to check it out. My entire life, I’ve […]

Hello world!

Hello world!

Hey there, I’m Lars and welcome to my new website A Smooth Sea. This little introduction was written on January 2nd, 2013. I imported a few older entries from another blog, so even though this is the first thing I’ve written for my new site, it’s not the first post in the timeline. I will […]