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 […]