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Spanish Splendeur - DAY 7 ~Malaga~

On a way down from hostel. notice the marble stairs n its shape
inverted peace n a warm welcome.. hehe
Malaga's cathedral. orange=malaga, later u'll understand.
Ola spanish people! buanos Diaz!
a fridays night in malaga culture. cafes n small streets
waiting for my Patata fritas.. cafe at night.
malaga night market; festival of lights, culture n warm nights!
buildings lining up the streets. uniquely spanish..
Herbs n spices r being traded here too, like the old days
a huge square with tonnes of stalls n little decorations
small candles, incents n trees all makes it more special
eating potato-thingy at an morroccan-style kedai mamak
a tall christmas tree at the performance square
apperently there's a competition of traditionalperformance group
here, 2 groups teasing/playing together. Bring it on!!
around7/8 groups battling it out on the street
look, a guy in robot costume, move like it.. like eurotrip!
Plaza de toros-place where men vs bull
with autotimer n an esplanade beside the beach, we became crazy.
old ancient fort alcazaba n a tunnel goes thru it!
orange trees n the picasso's cathedral
i know, y dont we look what's at the end of the tunnel? hahaha
wow, the beach at night.. calm, n the tides r just nice
camera trick with me, azan n mr. palm tree
Malaga's beaches, n the mediterranian sea
wide zebra crossings, old building n new one next 2 one another.
christmas lights r up, people r excited, shopping n stuffs
alcazaba view from in front of our hostel. very close
We arrived from Granada to Malaga around 6/7pm, went straight to check in with Picasso's backpackers hostel. Malaga is a nice small town. The birthplace of the art-genius picasso.

After settling in, we venture off into the nitelihood of malaga; which is very vibrant considering its size. (or maybe it was the weekends). Got a tip off of a festival in a square.. went there, it was fantastic!! a night market selling everything under the stars, from kebabs, to furnitures, all mostly ethnic-based. morroccan, spanish, u name it. the sellers even dressed up as ancient arab merchants, spanish wrobes etc.. must be a themed thing. bought myself a wooden bracelet. and also got my name written in ancient arabic calligraphy..

then on another square, a christmas market!. tall christmas trees, lights... and christmas performance on stage. wow!. furthermore, Malaga is gonna be Europe's City of Culture in 2010 (and Cork was, last year!.. ) with street performance, beautiful night breeze, n friendly people.. Malaga is surely a nice place to visit.

We then walked around the beaches.. along with lotsa teenagers dating n stuffs and we visited its bull ring. of course the bulls are only 'butchered' in summer.. so no action. but the Plaza de Torro is huge, and ancient.

We end up our nite out in the wee early hours of the morning by going to alcazaba, and lastly going back to the hostel for a few hours of sleep before our last day in spain tommorrow..

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