Trip Start Sep 18, 2007
9Trip End Oct 05, 2007
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Where I stayed
Red Parrot Hostel
Joe and I took a short train ride to the town and got off the train with no idea of where we were going to stay. We dragged our bags to a nice small Irish bar and asked the owner (a woman from Dublin who had lived there 20+ years) where we should book into. She recommended a little hostal called the Red Parrot. In Spain, hostals aren't like what I imagined, 10 people crammed into a room with a dirty bathroom at the end of the hall. Instead, they have private rooms with bathrooms--they're just a little bare-bones and usually stink of cigarettes. But, for 45 Euro a night, you can't complain.
We booked into the place and headed out to the town and the beach
The woman Joe and I met earlier at the Irish pub was really nice. She and her husband had lived in Spain and owned that pub for a long time. There teenage son also works there and he was very pleasant to talk to
Other bits about Torrie (as the tourists call it) is that they have a really neat town to go exploring around, much like Malaga with winding streets and small shops. The nightlife is quite lively with small scale night clubs and promoters (usually English 19 year olds) dragging you into their pub for a free shot and a drink.
Oddly enough...there was one night where there was an American Indian doing a show. How the Hell did he find that town??
We stayed in Torremolinos for two days and then headed further down on the train to Fuengirola...