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Monday, 9 February 2009

I'm Excited.............




Did I tell you we’re going away on holiday on Monday next? We’re jetting off to Malaga, Spain, until Sunday 22nd February. We will be staying in an apartment in Arroyo, Benalmadena, not far from Malaga, with our good friends K & T.

K & T booked the apartment for two weeks ages ago, then in October they mentioned that they were actually going at half-term and suggested we try to get flights and go with them,  it's a two bedroom apartment so there's plenty of room and they were sure Lindsey, who owns the apartment, wouldn’t mind.


K checked with Lindsey who said it wasn’t a problem, there would just be a charge of £90 for us, and I set to work on the internet looking for cheap flights. K & T had only paid about £60+ return but that had been a good few months previous, when Easyjet were having a sale. Anyway I managed to get return flights £230 for MWM and I on the same flight as K & T, so the week’s holiday is only costing us £320 plus spending money – a bargain!

I have been to that area of Spain before, though we stayed in Fuengirola, in my FIL’s apartment. Sadly he sold the apartment some years ago or we would still be making regular visits. We have visited quite a few places whilst we stayed in Fuengirola i.e. Malaga, Gibraltar, Mijas, Puerto Banus, Marbella, we even went to Granada and toured the Alhambra Palace, so this trip we want to go visit Nerja and Ronda.

At Nerja  there is its spectacular Balcón de Europa, the "Balcony of Europe", a magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff, once the site of the great Moorish castle, with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below, against an awesome backdrop of hazy blue mountains.

Ronda is famous worldwide for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the deep El Tajo gorge that carries the rio Guadalevín through its centre. Visitors make a beeline for the 18th century Puente Nuevo 'new' bridge, which straddles the 100m chasm below, for its unparalleled views out over the Serranía de Ronda mountains.

The weather there at the moment is cloudy/rainy and 16C which doesn’t sound very warm, but when you consider it’s -2C here I’d rather be in Spain! We may not get sunbathing weather but at least we won’t be freezing and there won’t be any snow, hopefully.

Of course I will be taking the camera and hopefully will have lots of photos to show you when we get back.

32 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Have a delightful Spanish holiday! I look forward to hearing all about it.

Cloudia said...

You SO deserve it. I'm way TOO excited for you. Perhaps you'll catch up on some reading on the veranda with a glass of Spanish wine. How delightful! Do take pictures for us all. Aloha, Sistah-

Dumdad said...

Have a great time. I'm not jealous. Not.

The Frog Queen and I, pre kids, stayed at Nerja for two weeks and toured the area. We had a great time - lovely sea, sun, and sangria etc.

Look forward to reading the reports from Our Holiday Correspondent!

The Dotterel said...

Oh, sitting here in the snow wondering when I can afford to put the heating back on, looking at that picture, thinking about the sun... Cruel, that's what it is - cruel!

citizen of the world said...

Why yes, I believe you did! :) I hope you have an amazing time.

Mel said...

You mighta mentioned it.......along with the cruise....

Lemme just smile and nod and pretend not to be envious....LOL

buffalodick said...

Good time of year for a getaway!

CG said...

Sounds lovely. It's one of my ambitions to see the Alhambra!

CrystalChick said...

This sounds like an amazing trip! Yay for you, hubs and friends. Can't wait to see a few pictures on your return!!

Happy Monday. :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

sarge and i went there on a cruise and we did a tour up high in the mountains! it was breathtakingly beautiful! have fun honey...

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

RiverPoet said...

Oh how exciting! I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful time...Peace - D

gigihawaii said...

Hi! First time visiting your blog. I came here via Cloudia's Comfort Spiral and will be visiting every day from now on.

Have a great vacation!

cheshire wife said...

Hope that you have a good holiday. The weather has to be better than here!

Skittles said...

How exciting!!!! Another blogger friend of mine just got back from Spain. :)

Akelamalu said...

I'll tell you all about it when I get back Nick :)

I intend to take your book with me Cloudia so I can dream about being in Hawaii whilst enjoying the Spanish sunshine! :)

I'm really hoping we get to Nerja Dumdad.

It's a great feeling knowing we're escaping the snow Dotterel, well at least I HOPE we're escaping the snow! ;)

Thanks Citizen. :)

I told you already Mel? (wink)

Oh yes it is Buff!

The Alhambra Palace is amazing CG, I hope you get to see it.

Hopefully we'll get loads of photos Crystalchick - all good!

The mountains are amazing aren't they Bee, well except when you're flying over them in bad weather! (wink)

Thankyou Riverpoet I'll do my best. :)

Ah welcome Gigi, any friend of Cloudia's is a friend of mine! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit. :)

Akelamalu said...

Oh yes the weather just has to be better Cheshire Wife.


Did you friend enjoy their trip to Spain Barb?

Ron said...

OMG...I'm excited for you!

I can just picture you playing your castanets on the beach and screaming...OH LAY!

HAHAHAHAHHA!

This trip sounds out of this world!!!

Can't wait to view the photo's!

Happy Monday to ya, dear lady!

Daryl said...

Color me jealous ... sigh ... somewhere warm in February ...

Daisy said...

SUCH a great idea to get away in the worst month of the year, February is a cruel time to be stuck in the cold with no end in sight! It sounds like a great part of the world, I hope the sun shines on you and you have a wonderful time!

the mother of this lot said...

Have a lovely holiday!

Julia Smith said...

Woo hoo! More holiday pics! How would I see the world without you, Akelamalu?

Raven said...

Way cool! Congrats and have a glorious time! Looking forward to photos.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Hi sweetie...Oh yes...take pics and tell us about the food. I'm going there next year...I hope.

Have a wonderful time...do you speak spanish chica? :D

Linda said...

Oh lucky you!!

Can't wait to see the pictures and visit vicariously through you! Do have a drink or two for me while you're there, please?!?

Emmie said...

I hope you have a lovely time and like you say I very much doubt we will have 16c temps here in the uk during the week so go and have fun!! I look forward to piccies! xx

MarmiteToasty said...

Oh oh OH how lovely...... I love Nerja and spent many many many weeks there each year with another baby in tow LOL..... my X's parents owned a villa there so anyone in the family could just fly out whenever and use it.... I bet Nerja has changed now, it was such a lovely place..... I remember people saying we was mad taking 4 kids under 10 on holiday to spain, but ya might as well take 4 as take 1 lol....

Have the most wonderful of times, I love that area....

x

Akelamalu said...

You know Ron I'd love to learn to flamenco just so I could play castanets! :)

I'll think about you Daryl (wink)

February is always such a dismal month I think so I'm ecstatic about going away Daisy :)

Thanks MOTL :)

I haven't seen your part of the world yet Julia, now that I'm really looking forward to. :)

I'll do my best Raven and hopefully the photos will do it justice. :)

Do I speak Spanish? NON Spiky - oh sorry that's French isn't it? (wink). You're going to Spain next year? Where, have you booked?

I will definitely have a drink (or two) for you Linda! ;)

I'm hoping it will be warmer than degrees Emmie but 16 is better than 2 or 3! :0

I hope I get some good photos if I get to Nerja Marmie, then you can tell me how/if it's changed much. x

storyteller said...

What a marvelous agenda for your trip ... hope the weather is perfect for your travels and that you have a wonderful time! I'll look forward to reading about it when you return. Be sure to take lots of pictures.
Hugs and blessings,

Akelamalu said...

I've got the camera ready Storyteller! :)

Travis said...

Wonderful! And what a fantastic looking beach.

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