Kids don't do this. Don't do what we did. Don't find yourself arriving in a city and know almost nothing about it. It was a mistake not to take Malaga seriously. As you saw, the architecture blew me away. I am pretty sure there's a story behind this.
I must confess here the reason for the lack of preparation for this city - well for this cruise. This cruise was the second cruise in back-to-back cruises we took in Oct-Nov 2014, where all my energy in researching was committed to the ports of call of the first cruise. I did not have any energy left to devote to the next cruise. In hindsight, it might have been a lousy decision on our part to do a back-to-back. However, we wanted to try it since our friends did it and enjoyed both. Besides we went all the way to Europe and only stay there for 8 days, so we took 2 cruises. We found out, at least on my part, that it's not something we particularly enjoy too much.
Enough gobbledygook and let's get on with the photos.
We walked all around, ventured into alleys, explored plazas, people watched, gawked at beautiful architecture, peeked at store windows, browsed at souvenir stores and took photos.
Would it have helped if we took the tour bus?
The museums did not interest us.
Did not stop for Guinness.
We ventured past the tourist area.
We had no map, we simply walked.
We found the main street where the big brand name stores are located. We simply walked by.
Another shot of the street.
We were blessed with mild temperature and blue skies.
How did he do that?
We had to do this old style and ask a friendly stranger to take our photo. By principle, we don't want to be the selfie-stick-toting tourists. Nothing wrong with that, simply a personal preference.
We found this store.
It carried American food items, like Duncan Hines and popcorn. However, it carried candy floss (which we don't call it that in America - cotton candy) and taco seasoning pouches.
This cafe had the most charming outdoor seating. I was tempted to get something, but we just had some drink earlier.
There are a few other churches aside from the cathedral.
There is a long panel of mosaic tile artwork.
We reached the Alcazaba and the Teatro Romano.
We were content to just look and not explore the Alcazaba.
A pretty face in the crowd.
A striking hat.
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