I did say I’d be back with Part 2 of my Spain trip soon, but it’s taken longer than expected! I’ve been so busy doing work, and then not doing anything much too because of the Easter bank holidays etc. I can’t believe there are so many bank holidays right now, two 4 day weekends in a row, crazy!! So I’ve been spending them with Ben.
Anyway, I’ve got some of my mum’s photos now too, so I’ve included some of those here too =) So the picture above is from the mountain town of Ronda. The town is split across a massive gorge and has this huge bridge to connect it; it used to be the town gaol and they threw prisoners off it apparently =S My dad doesn’t like heights (as you can see below!) so we didn’t do much else than look at the bridge and walk over it, although you can go inside it!
I think this outfit is from either that evening or the next, for going out for either a meal or drinks (depending on whether we’d had a proper meal at lunch or not).
These pictures are from the next day: we met up with my great great aunty who lives over in Spain. It was a very strange day, because we went out for lunch at the restaurant above, called the Tikitano restaurant, and ended up leaving her apartment at gone midnight! The man is her Italian gardener who wanted to make tea for us (he used to own restaurants), so we had a very late tea (it was like 11pm!!), but a very traditionally Italian meal of rabbit and lamb with garlic vegetables. It was lovely but so late to eat!
The camera was on a slope and I didn’t realise till afterwards, but it looks so funny!!
And I just had to include this photo of my sister (she’ll kill me!!), but I find it SO funny!!
Just a random walk along the beach in Marbella I think =)
Then that evening we went for a meal in Puerto Banus, a posh, expensive town, therefore we ate just outside the expensive bit in the Hard Rock Cafe then went for a walk along the front where all the designer shops and yachts are and I pretended I owned a yacht and could afford things in the shops haha! It was amusing to see the people walking along there (and they were certainly dressed in some amusing outfits too!!).
On our last day we met my great great aunt again and did a walk for her charity which helps disabled young people on the Costa del Sol, they’ve set up a sort of home for them there, and she’s known a lot of them since they were little children and they’re now about 30. We met some of them and did the 3km walk along the front carrying these collection tins, but can you believe it, no one gave us a cent. We put quite a bit in so she wouldn’t be disappointed. She couldn’t do the walk but she came to support and sign people in and out.
Then afterwards we went to the mountain town of Casares and had a walk around there, it was a bit windy and chilly though up there!
And on our last evening, we’d had lunch out (we had Italian I think), so we didn’t really want to go out and have a big meal, but we wanted to do something since it was our last night, so we went into the old town of Marbella. It was actually Palm Sunday that day and there had been a service going on in the church there, so it was very crowded, but interesting to see everyone dressed up in their Holy Week outfits (I’m not sure what it’s called, but with the tall pointy hoods and long robes, a bit like Monks!). Anyway, we went to Orange Square, where my mum and dad spent a lot of time on their Honeymoon =) And we had Churros and hot chocolate, a traditional Spanish dish usually eaten for breakfast I think (but correct me if I’m wrong!). It was so yummy, if you’re in Spain, you’ve got to have it!