Wednesday, July 2, 2014

On the balcony of Europe...

A couple of weeks ago, we had a great opportunity to head to Southern Spain for just about our favorite combination: a few days off, a few really good friends, and a few good doses of Vitamin D.  Turns out, it was just what we needed on all fronts.

June was a string of long weekends here in Denmark it seemed - maybe not a string but there are definitely several right in a row in high concentration.  So we headed south at the insistence of some friends to an area that really was pretty unexplored by us, apart from that one day trip to Malaga I had.

We flew in but didn't really spend any time there, heading to where we were meeting our friends in the town of Nerja.  Truth be told, I'd never heard of it.  And even more truth be told, collectively, our group probably made up the biggest proportion of guests under 65.  But we loved it.  Slow pace, not too much on the agenda except for a day trip to Alhambra (more on that later! so impressive...).  The biggest "attraction" was the opportunity to relax, as well as the so-called "Balcony of Europe" a combination of walkway and outlook that let's you take in the combination of dusty mountains and crystal ocean waters.  

Pool or ocean...take your pick, we did both ;) .  Stayed at a place on the beach just outside of town that was half hotel, half apartment building which made space aplenty, which always helps.  And the food...not only was is great (mmmm...spain) but it was actually really cheap.  The first time we went to dinner, which was at a basic place, but still, when the bill came to 19 euros for the three of us, we did a double take.  I was sure half the bill must be missing, at least, but no.  I don't even think 19 euros buys a  single entree in Copenhagen.  I think we might have actually saved money by being on that trip versus being in Denmark - which is fine by us, we'll go back anytime!


  1. Looks like a lovely long weekend! I definitely miss being in Europe and having the opportunities to hop on a plane at breakfast and land in a different country for lunch. Weekend trips are the best! And diplotot is looking more like her mama!

  2. Beautiful post-- we lived in Spain for 12 years (mostly in and around Seville) and I miss that Andalucian countryside. So lovely to see it all from your trip...


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