This past weekend, four girls and myself went to Málaga, which is located on the southern coast of Spain, on the Mediterranean Sea. We took a bus there, lasting about 2.5 hrs, on Friday around 3pm. On the bus, we met two other students that were studying abroad in Salamenca and also heading to Málaga. The weather was cooler and we all layered quite a bit. The mountainous scenery was such a beautiful sight and it made the bus ride go by fast. Once in Málaga, we found the Youth Hostel which was about a 15 minute walk from the station. It was very good for being only about 16 euros and we got a free breakfast the next morning also. After checking into our rooms we all headed out to get something to eat and check out the town. For dinner, three of us went to this wonderful tapas cafe that only served seafood tapas. Fried seafood galore! It was fantastic. We didn´t know what to order so we just asked for a mix and they gave us about 9 different types of tapas, a little bit of each. Then afterwards, we all went to a cafe that only served chocolate y churros. They gave us two large plates of churros between 7 of us and cups of chocolate that were borderline solid. Comida rica! Then we walked around the town and toward the sea and sat on the beach a little while. The view was great because you could see the grande and looming castle in the moonlight in the background. We went to a quaint bar that nite and got to talk to the husband and wife bartenders who were extremely nice and patient with us.
The next day we went to the Alcazaba, the Castle, and the Cathedral of Málaga. The Castle was about a twenty minute hike up a hill and then we did some more walking around it. We did so much walking that by the end of the day, I was about ready to take a 10 hr. nap. That nite we got home around 9pm.
All in all, it was a very fast and fun excursion.
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