Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winter trip: Malaga



As done 3 years ago, we were back here in Malaga, South Spain for our winter escape. Escape because I'm not really a winter person. Malaga has a warm weather through out the year. But our second visit to Andalucia was none other than for returning to my most favorite, Alhambra.

My initial plan was to have a rental car on our first day in Malaga, so we can easily reach our booked apartment. But I canceled the apartment because I think I don't want to have the car on our arrival, but to hop on the train from airport to city center. I love the idea of train as our transportation. So I cancelled the apartment and book Las Americas hotel just in front of the main Station Zambrano. Tapi cuba teka, my husband insisted to have rental car on the first day pula... Bye bye train.

The train station hotel wasn't cheap though, fahamlah sebab depan train station, but good thing was bawah tu ada kedai makan halal. So we just proceed with the plan. 

lucky mom with kids who love travel as much as I do


 Oh Malaga, always my favorite hub

deja vu!

 menguruskan kereta sewa. mahalnya insuran kereta sewa!

lapar dah

 bawa car seat 
 oh feels so good to be back! 

 hotel area and the halal restaurant I was talking about.

Istanbul Doner Kebab restaurant, Zambrano train station, Malaga

 grocery shopping at SuperSol, local chain market

I like local bread. Pegi mana-mana mesti tengok roti. Because bread represent the local. This shelf from SuperSol. Some of it are Sourdough bread.


It was a so-so hotel but we sleep soundly, too tired from the long day travel. We got Ronda in our travel itinerary for the next day but I thought we should see Malaga this time. Dah dua kali datang tapi tak pernah round Malaga. Macam blank pula, nak tengok apa kat Malaga. 

view to Zambrano train station from my window. 

Supersol market



 round round dalam kereta je sebab hujan.

Other than bread, things that always caught my attention are local market and of course mosque. But too bad the market is closed on weekend.

 Malaga Grand mosque

but the mosque only open during salah time

Sambung jalan-jalan dalam kereta, until we decided to go to Alcazaba of Malaga. But only to view the Roman theater. 

ni kat bahagian luar je, no need entrance ticket but  
look at the lighting, must be a romantic place to stroll at night 



After 12pm we drove back again to the hotel because, simply because the halal restaurant opens at 11am. Kepentingan makanan semasa travel. Thanks to the restaurant staff for halal butcher grocer location. 





If you need halal butcher in Malaga, it is located at Calle Heroe de Sostoa, on your left (after SuperMercado)

Googled for the info but no to avail, so I hope this helps those in need. 




And en route to Ronda...next entry. 







Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winter trip: Malaga



As done 3 years ago, we were back here in Malaga, South Spain for our winter escape. Escape because I'm not really a winter person. Malaga has a warm weather through out the year. But our second visit to Andalucia was none other than for returning to my most favorite, Alhambra.

My initial plan was to have a rental car on our first day in Malaga, so we can easily reach our booked apartment. But I canceled the apartment because I think I don't want to have the car on our arrival, but to hop on the train from airport to city center. I love the idea of train as our transportation. So I cancelled the apartment and book Las Americas hotel just in front of the main Station Zambrano. Tapi cuba teka, my husband insisted to have rental car on the first day pula... Bye bye train.

The train station hotel wasn't cheap though, fahamlah sebab depan train station, but good thing was bawah tu ada kedai makan halal. So we just proceed with the plan. 

lucky mom with kids who love travel as much as I do


 Oh Malaga, always my favorite hub

deja vu!

 menguruskan kereta sewa. mahalnya insuran kereta sewa!

lapar dah

 bawa car seat 
 oh feels so good to be back! 

 hotel area and the halal restaurant I was talking about.

Istanbul Doner Kebab restaurant, Zambrano train station, Malaga

 grocery shopping at SuperSol, local chain market

I like local bread. Pegi mana-mana mesti tengok roti. Because bread represent the local. This shelf from SuperSol. Some of it are Sourdough bread.


It was a so-so hotel but we sleep soundly, too tired from the long day travel. We got Ronda in our travel itinerary for the next day but I thought we should see Malaga this time. Dah dua kali datang tapi tak pernah round Malaga. Macam blank pula, nak tengok apa kat Malaga. 

view to Zambrano train station from my window. 

Supersol market



 round round dalam kereta je sebab hujan.

Other than bread, things that always caught my attention are local market and of course mosque. But too bad the market is closed on weekend.

 Malaga Grand mosque

but the mosque only open during salah time

Sambung jalan-jalan dalam kereta, until we decided to go to Alcazaba of Malaga. But only to view the Roman theater. 

ni kat bahagian luar je, no need entrance ticket but  
look at the lighting, must be a romantic place to stroll at night 



After 12pm we drove back again to the hotel because, simply because the halal restaurant opens at 11am. Kepentingan makanan semasa travel. Thanks to the restaurant staff for halal butcher grocer location. 





If you need halal butcher in Malaga, it is located at Calle Heroe de Sostoa, on your left (after SuperMercado)

Googled for the info but no to avail, so I hope this helps those in need. 




And en route to Ronda...next entry.