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So firstly I want to give you some insight into how much Spanish I actually know and at what level I was when i arrived. Before i arrived in Malaga i had always wanted to learn Spanish and 2 years prior i decided to start self studying. I downloaded an app called Duolingo and still use this wonderful piece of software to this day. The app is very fun for keen language learners and offers a really cool interface for Web, iPhone, and Android so you can learn on the go. ...
We also ate at El Pimpi's- a local favourite which has huge barrels of sherries and other aperitivos as part of its design in the its traditonal but trendy interior. But even at this time of year, when its sunny but with a cool breeze, everyone is outside!
From Malaga we went to Marbella and stayed just outside in campsite next to the beach. This is about an hour and a halfs scenic drive, along a road which hugs the coast, right next to ...
... play in the waves. I enjoy the waves splashing on my feet and legs. We loved spending time on this beach. Rarely did anyone else wander into our cove.
Heading back up the beach stairs we find our way back to the Balcon de Europa in search of some take away pizza for lunch. The pizza is so yummy! We find a bench in the Plaza de Espana near the parking structure where we enjoy our lunch. The kids take off to the ice cream shop for another ice cream ...
... had enough culture, we had a coffee in lovely hotel overlooking Granada and pretended we weren't povo backpackers (pikeys to you and me). On the way back to Nerja, we went into the Sierra Nevada mountains and visited to the ski resorts.
The drive up into Sierra Nevada was lovely - very steep mountains, winding road and amazing views over the hills near Granada. Once we made it to the top, the ski village seemed deserted, apart from a few mountain bikers and ...
... history. The Romans originally settled there and the area was taken over by the Arabs in the eighth century. As Nerja is only 15 minutes away by taxi, we will have to go back soon to see some of the historical sights like the Roman aqueduct and the primitive cave paintings discovered in 1959 -- stay tune for our report.
We are starting to mesh into the fabric of our Torrox neighbourhood and are becoming familiar ...