Fun, food and football
Trip Start Jun 22, 2012
14Trip End Jul 07, 2012
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I managed to cross everything off my list and pack everything I wanted to before Wolfi and I headed for the airport. The line up for our easyjet flight was surprisingly civilized and we even took off close to our scheduled departure. We arrived in Malaga 2.5 hours later, only 5 minutes late. I had arranged a shuttle beforehand through our hotel, and we quickly found our friendly driver. He asked us, in his beautiful broken English, to wait just outside because there were two more passengers in our shuttle
We talked as we walked to our shuttle, which turned out to be a Mercedes sedan. I looked at the two friendly strangers and their very large suitcases, remembering our one large and one small suitcases, and wondered how the driver would fit us all in. The driver made a gallant effort but kept mumbling and shaking his head as he knocked on their hard cases. Finally, he threw up his hands and declared "it's impossible!". He called over his friend who took the four of us to his Peugeot hatchback.
The luggage got in without a problem and I took the middle back seat, snuggled between Wolfi and the lady from South Hampton. The driver was incredibly entertaining despite the fact that he only knew a handful of English words. Luckily a lot of Spanish words have the same Latin base as in English. He passionately explained how Mercedes were mucho money but useless
Our hotel is pretty awesome. From our balcony we, and everyone else, have a fantastic view over the hotel pool and the beach beyond.
We spent the afternoon walking along the beach-side promenade. We stopped for a snack and a beach bar where we enjoyed capirinhas and a ham sandwich and a lovely view. Then we looked for a place to watch football and ended up eating dinner at a nice English-run restaurant. We came back to the hotel to change into our Germany jersey then went down to the hotel bar to drink cocktails and watch the first half of the game. For the second half, we crossed the street to the beach side and found a bar with a large TV screen and a free table right beside it. We ordered a large beer. Large turned out to be an understatement. We celebrated the German win with our neighbouring table before calling it a night.