Winter Break in Spain: Malaga

So this will be my last and final post on my winter break in Spain! Like I mentioned in my last post, plans were changed last minute so we could get to our final destination a bit earlier than planned. Actually, it was a bit funny because we didn’t decide on how to get there until we were in Madrid! I think unexpected decisions like that are what make traveling more fun 🙂 Luckily we were able to purchase bus tickets that would leave at 11 pm and arrive at 7:00 am. 8 hours on a bus was not the most comfortable option, but it wasn’t too bad since I was exhausted and slept the whole way there (or at least tried to). So where did we go? Malaga, Spain! We figured that the south of Spain would be a bit warmer, and any excuse to get some beach/relaxation time sounds perfect to me!

Our final destination in Spain!
Our final destination in Spain!

We had two full days in Malaga, so we wanted to take advantage of the nice weather as much as we could before returning to the cold and grey skies in Paris! Thanks to my friend Elsie, we were able to stay in a beautiful condo that was five minutes away from the beach! It felt so weird being able to put on short sleeves, shorts and sandals! We also had a balcony from which you could see the pool and the other surrounding houses. Waking up to this view was the best part:

View from our balcony!
View from our balcony!

We spent most of our time relaxing on the beach, and you will see why in the pictures below. The water was too cold and the waves were too big for us to go swimming, but that didn’t mean we still couldn’t put our feet in 🙂

The Mediterranean Sea!
The Mediterranean Sea!
The water was freezing, but I didn't show it! :)
The water was freezing, but I didn’t show it! 🙂

There was also a long boardwalk that went as far as the beach ended, so it was nice to take a walk and check out the rest of the town we were in. I was surprised at how hot it was when we were walking. Not that I was complaining though! It sounds so silly, but seeing the sun shining throughout the day really brightened my mood. Summer please come sooner!

Boardwalk!
Boardwalk!
I never got tired of this view
I never got tired of this view

The rest of our time we spent simply relaxing and taking it easy since the last two places we were in, we did a lot of walking and running around. I am so happy we chose Malaga as our last destination because it was just what we needed to not only relax, but also to realize how truly lucky we are to be able to go to such beautiful places! This trip made me thankful for this opportunity I was given to be able to not only study in Paris, but also travel to other countries I have only seen through pictures. I hope to see more and travel more during my last two months here!

The beautiful sunset in Malaga
The beautiful sunset in Malaga

Thanks so much for reading and keep up with me on Twitter or send me an email at marisela.meraz@hope.edu!

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Marisela Meraz

Hello! My name is Marisela, but everyone knows me by Mari. I am a senior at Hope majoring in English with an emphasis on writing and minoring in French. I am also part of the Theta Gamma Pi Sorority on campus. In my free time, I enjoy baking, taking photos, watching Netflix, and making music playlists for my friends. I am so excited to share my Hope experiences with you all!

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