It’s not a common thing for Australians to visit the South of Spain, but I recently had the pleasure to explore this amazing place like the locals do.
There’s an endless list of places to experience: rustic beaches, traditional summer festivals and rural white villages that shined against a brilliant blue sky. Not to mention the colourful personalities you meet, the food, the architecture and the culture… there’s just something different about this place and I’m sure you’ll see how easy it was to fall in love with it!
Here’s a few photos from my travels to this amazing place…
Walking through the streets of Old Town Marbella — a beautiful place in the summertime. Endless bougainvillea hangs from buildings, and with late night food and bustling shops, it’s a wonderful place to stay.
Oh and did I mention the Spanish have dinner at 10pm, even sometimes at midnight? Restaurants don’t open until late and kids are still playing in the streets well into the night.
A public swimming pool in the small mountain town named Tolox, populated by approx. 2000 people. This place was truly a hidden gem, especially considering we were the only tourists around.
As part of the summer festival in Tolox, a man with a mechanical bull shoots fireworks and runs through crowds of people at a summer festival in Tolox. An unexpected and outrageous amount of fun. (Forget about the H&S issues though…)
Walking the Camino Del Rey — once known as the most dangerous hike in the world before it was renovated and a new path was established. It was so difficult to capture the scale of these canyons and cliffs. It’s not exactly the Grand Canyon, but hey, the natural formations here are still impressive.
Rivers and lakes as seen from the air in Spain en route to England. I can’t believe how beautiful the pattern of these waterways were from the plane. I’m sure you can tell by now how much I love to fly.
Stay tuned for the second part of this adventure in England, available here.