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Malaga, A spot in the Sun
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-05 10:32:50 (via seamania.blogspot.com)
Malaga is very typical of many Southern cities of Spain! Built for tourism it has an endless stream of hotels, guest houses and apartments but in the winter months the emphasis lies on the Spanish - the Brits and the Germans notably absent until the summer months creep back in again!
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-15 09:04:21
The thing that struck me most ...was the use of time..or the sense of time!!! here in Ireland or even in the uk everything is structured around a time frame..everything was so easy going!! from the time that they ate which would usually be 10pm to when they went clubbing which would be 3 am...

They are extremly family orientated and have huge passion for food and music

when Spain won, there was such a sense of community !!!! They was an amazing atmosphere with music, dance , beeping horns, drums...very memorable!!
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Submitted by anafran on 2008-07-15 09:56:17
I arrive to Malaga five years ago. Id known already Spain and i was desapointed because Malaga is not that beautiful like other cities in Spain like Granada, but now i have discovered the real pleasure of living here. i like very much traveling, in could say that the thing i really hate the most of malaga is that i like very much. I like that much that i dont want to leave. And i hate that. Its joke, but its real. Been a european city you have a very nice weather. Thats why north erupeans love to live in here. But the most wonderful thing is that you live like an eternal vacations time. its the weather, the people, the music, the way the undestood food and live the street that makes a malaga the place where you can live and work very hard and at the same time you feel in vacations. Is perfect his location and comunication whit other cities, even for marruecos. And you cant beleve than in december you are in nice sunny day at beach but in an hour and a half you can be in Sierra Nevada skying. Places for visiting: the cathedral, the picaso museum (Picasso born in malaga), and the alcazaba: the second biggest military arabic building in the world.
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-15 10:16:39
I was born in Malaga and I have been here almost all my life I am 20... I love MaLAga is a awesome city specially BENALMADENA the thing is that the center of Malaga is perfect to go and come back in the same day... but live there is gonna be stressful..and also if u are not from spanish is a little more weird being in Malaga center that in Benalmadena.. of course Benalmadena is full of english, irish, and german people...that's why the local people we are more open minded in that aspect..I dont wanna seem that i dont like my city of course is great, the weather, is beautiful not like sevilla or granada but beautiful, we have many options..u just have to find them. The thing that I dont like from Malaga is that sometimes the young people are so mean with tourist, or violent sometimes..but make sure where are u going and u will not have problems... If u can find people nice from here just talk to them to help u to visit the best face of malaga and they will help u.. I will love to help people who come here to get the best memories ever of my city so u can just e-mail me lazz89@hotmail.com but seriously it has many options this city..more than Sevilla and Granada that's the difference...but of course u need time to find it
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-15 13:13:24
I am from Málaga and I think that it isn`t the most beautiful city in spain but it is veryyyyyyyyyy nice!
The city center is small but cool. You can find nice shops, some museums (Picasso is fantastic),the cathedral is wonderful,the alcazaba and the castillo de gibralfaro have beautifull sights of the city too.
At night you can enjoy the pubs in the town and in the coast like Pedregalejo, wich is a place very near to the city centre and it is full of students from all Europe. It is wonderful to drink a coke a monday night there, next to beach.Beautiful.

And Málaga has got a lot of villages in the mountain and in the coast that are very beautiful.And very interesting for people that come from another cities in the world.
 
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-11-10 14:25:19
hi can u tell me what benalmadena is like in december/january im coming over for a holiday on the 30th december until the 7 january. Weather and is places still open?
Submitted by Florencialewkow on 2008-07-15 18:42:59
Siento no poder escribir éste comentario en inglés, espero que igualmente sirva de ayuda.

Mi nombre es Florencia, soy argentina y vivo en Málaga hace 6 años.
Estoy totalmente de acuerdo con la mayoría de los comentarios y me gustaría dar mi punto de vista.
Málaga no es ni mejor ni peor que otras ciudades españolas, es simplemente Málaga, con sus virtudes y defectos.
Para los que no la conozcan les invito a ver al menos algunas fotos (tengo algunas en mi blog www.florencialewkow.blogspot.com) y ver las estadísticas climatológicas, Málaga no conoce las nubes, el sol brilla casi todo el año.
Hay unas playas estupendas y hoteles de buena calidad iguales a los de todo el mundo.
Lo más admirable de ésta ciudad son las personas, es una ciudad muy cosmopolita, se hablan todos los idiomas, más mal que bien, pero se hablan todos. El tiempo corre sin prisa, uno puede esperar tranquilamente 30 minutos para comprar el pan, la siesta es sagrada y las tapas, la excusa para conocer gente.
La gente es extremadamente extrovertida, demasiado confianzuda, muy honesta, directa, sin maldad y nada presumida.
El almuerzo empieza a las 14.30hs, la cena a partir de las 23hs y la fiesta no termina hasta el almuerzo. Las copas van de los 5€ a 8 € y la medida es el triple que la inglesa, cuidado!, en las discotecas casi no se paga para entrar.

Recomiendo para:

Vivir: Benalmádena y Benalmadena Pueblo , Mijas Pueblo, Torrequebrada, Marbella, Puerto Banús, Calahonda, Málaga Centro.

Fiesta: Benalmádena Puerto Marina (cientos de discotecas una al lado de la otra), Torremolinos (fiesta gay), Málaga (Plaza Uncibay, Plaza de la Merced y en la zona puerto es la zona de “botellón” (todos los universitarios y turistas se juntan a beber alcohol en la calle a partir de las 12hs hasta las 4 de la madrugada, se aprovecha para charlar y hacer nuevos amigos ).

Tapeo: Málaga Centro, Carihuela, Paseos Marítimos varios, es una costumbre nacional, el precio va de 1.5€ hasta 3.5€. El precio medio por persona en la mayoría de los restaurantes es de 15 a 20€.

Shopping: Centro comercial Vialia, Calle Larios, Calle nueva, Eroski, Myramar (Fengirola), Centro comercial La Cañada, Puerto Banus (sólo tiendas de lujo).

Playas varias: (ojo! El topless es NORMAL la vergüenza no existe y el nudismo integral está permitido y es OBLIGATORIO si pasas por ciertas playas como en Torrequebrada y Guadalmina).
Los deportes más comunes son el golf, el buceo, el windsurf, surf, skysurf, waterpolo, natación, escalada y el correr por la playa y paseos.

Salidas y paseos que no te puedes perder:
Museo Picasso y casa natal
Castillo Gibralfaro y Alcazaba
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo
El museo de la Música
Teatro Cervantes
Parque de la Paloma de Benalmádena
Jardín Botánico
Aerosillas de Tivoli world (hermosas vistas, falconario y espectáculo de caballos españoles)
Selwo Marina (Benalmadena) y See Life
Plaza de Toros (para los que les gusten las emociones fuertes)

Salidas interesantes un poco más alejadas y con más tiempo:
Mijas Pueblo y Castillo del Águila
Nerja (Mirador Europeo) y Playas de Maro
Granada ciudad y Sierra Nevada es ideal para hacer Sky
El Chorro
Cádiz y Tarifa
Ceuta y Marruecos

Cualquier otra pregunta estoy a su disposición en florencialewkow@hotmail.com.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-18 04:28:37
I think mostly the same about Malaga and its places.I'm not from Malaga.I'm from Barcelona.I do live in Fuengirola from 5 mounths ago.I think cities are like the way you live them.And its about youre experiances in there.So its very personal.Malaga,it has the best reasons to get veeeeery confortable in it.The weather,etc.I have to say that the thing about to live very much on the streat is not something tipical from Malga,but from all Spain.We do like leaving the streats of our towns.I do reader other cities more than Malaga.But to live in here it is easier that in other places in Spain.Kisses,Maria.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-19 12:12:52
I was in Pedregalejo in Malaga for the whole month of June and I loved it! Like others have said, its not the most beautiful or architectural city so it could put people off but dont let it. When i first saw it, I was unsure but after 2 days, I was in love! The life in Malaga is so easy going and relaxed, especially in Pedregalejo as we lived on the beach. The people are friendly and open minded and I made a lot of friends. My friends and I went to Malaga Center a lot of nights which is small but fun and we did go to Benalmadena which is great but it is completely english or irish so if you want to learn spanish, dont go here too much! There are so many students around Malaga so its easy to make friends from all over the world. The shopping in Malaga is pretty good aswell, The center has nice shops and there is a shopping centre aswell. If anyone is thinking about Malaga, I and my 8 friends who came with me would highly reccomend it!The only thing I would warn about is to be careful with your bag, mobile phones etc because a lot of our things were stolen while over there but this does happen in most european cities so just be careful and you'll be fine! Enjoy xxx
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