Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Madness in March

To continue on with all the antics that went on in the month of March, the scaffolding on our flat finally came down in the week leading up to Semana Santa. The sun could finally come in all our floor to ceiling windows and we could do our fair share of people watching from above. Some other projects in Plaza de la Constitución were finished too and the clock in the square could finally be seen. 

The Ridgeon siblings were reunited with the arrival of Frank on the day we returned from Ireland. After an inaugural night out and resulting hangover, we pottered along to Antequera for a day out. Kitted out in a maxi skirt and sandals, I wasn't best dressed for the rain and wind that the day brought. Antequera was lovely with its Red Indian mountain and the stories that came with all its sites. I do have beef with there being absolutely nowhere open for some grub on a Saturday afternoon. Antequera, sort it out. 


not equipped

The week that followed was Semana Santa. It is a massive religious celebration with processions every evening till late in the night. It was impossible for us to leave our apartment too late throughout the week because we live on the main street. We did have great views of the processions and Antonio Banderas who was staying in the hotel across from our flat. It was an amazing experience because of the sheer size of the processions and how much the Spanish got into the whole celebration.

La Canasta celebratory biscuits

Antonio Banderas 

so many people!

On the 29th, I traveled 10 hours up north to Zaragoza to celebrate Brozzie's 21st with the rest of the gang. I had a lovely time as I normally do with that crowd of messers. Pub nights, German dinners and a picnic in the park made up most of the trip. Oh, and balloons with faces too.

 Emmet & Brozzie

 sibling duet

 Parque Grande

To end a fantastic month of travelling and friends Maeve, Emmet and Brozzie travelled down south to stay with me in Málaga followed by Micheál and John a few days later. I showed them the typical touristic things around the city, had some fantastic Oreo milkshakes and some alcohol was consumed also. 

 visit to the contemporary art museum 

 the gang at the cathedral 

 at the Alcazaba 

 at the Moroccan tea shop

Since I only have 7 weeks in Málaga, I'm going to get back on giving regular updates on everything that's going on here. Chelsey, Laura and I are headed to Beyoncé in France next week, then there's the possibility of some visitors, Rose's birthday and then exams, exams, exams. Time is going to fly!

Hasta pronto,


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