For Mother’s Day this year, we decided to explore some of the Spanish coast. We drove about 45 minutes north to a Nature reserve. We wound through rice patties–and no, it never dawned on me that Spain grew rice…but then again, where else would Spanish rice get its name? So–we learned something new!
We also got to see wild flamingos, from a distance, of course. I will be honest…they don’t smell as bad in the wild! And yet again, we learned something new…that there are indeed wild flamingos living in Spain. Who would have thought?
It was a very windy day, so our time was not very long at this beautiful soft-sanded beach. We did get to see some interesting birds, I had some fun messing around with my camera, my son and husband got to play a game of catch, and the kids found some really fun shells.
On our last Sunday in Malaga, we decided it would be fun to go sailing on a pontoon boat. It was a bit windy, and a little cold for the children who didn’t think they needed to bring a sweatshirt, but it was a fun thing to do as a family–especially once I got my mojito (unfortunately, I did not get a picture of myself with that mojito)! Anyways, the views were beautiful and the waves were so fun!
Afterward, on our walk back, I loved watching my family interact together. I’ve been trying to take in these days as much as I can, as I know they are coming to a close.
Although Malaga is probably the most touristy city we have been to, it is very pretty. It is a port town located in the south of Spain–and by “port town” I mean cruise ships stop at this little city almost every day of the year.
I had no idea what to expect when we arrived…to be honest, we thought this might be the place we wanted to end up permanently. After being here three weeks, and experiencing pretty much all that Malaga has to offer, I have begun to miss Cyprus. There’s just something about that island that calls to me.
That being said, I have taken some pictures that I wanted to share from our time here so far. Most of them are of us walking the old city walls–because that is one of the most beautiful things to do while visiting Malaga.