By luck we chose La Cala del Moral as our base for exploring Andalusia. And what a surprise! Apartment (owned by Czechs) right on the beach, no big resorts, long promenade along the coast just perfect for strollers. Ideal for a family stay, or pensioners on holidays. And we loved it. A year ago, such place would bore us to death. But let’s pretend having a baby didn’t change us;)
First trip: Malaga. Apart from the usual sights such as Alcabaz (a castle above the city), cathedral, and la rambla (liveliest street where everything important happens), we were fascinated by hoards of garbage everywhere. As we understood from the TV crew making a live report, the garbagemen went on strike. So we threw in couple of dirty diapers to support their cause. Still, Malaga will always remain in our memory as a city stinking of rotten fish.
Nerja was next on the list. A small coastal town, it boasts with being a Balcony of Europe. And it seemed that on Sunday afternoon, the whole Europe was on that balcony. It apparently is a place to be, for locals just as for tourists. Lively square, nice views, and a great chocolate and coconut ice cream made it worth the drive.
Further inland, we also checked out Frigiliana, a tiny village in the hills, where all the houses are white. Apparently this is a thing in Andalusia and there are a number of such villages. Quite nice, but next time we will listen to the guidebook and appreciate them from distance. There is nothing else except, well, white houses.