Spain, Spain, Spain.
You almost didn’t happen. This was a trip I’ve been wanting to do and had a solid 11 night adventure planned. Before even starting, I fucked up and long story short, had to cancel half of my trip because I thought I had lost my entry card for the UK only to find it a few hours later. This should have been a sign to not go and just stay in London for once and explore with multiple boozy brunches, lunches, dinners and everything in between with the girls but noooooo, off I went.
Three important things I learnt from Malaga;
- Some people choose to leave your life and that’s okay. As much as it sucks and hurts like a right bitch, you will get over it and be happy again. Even possibly more so than you already were before, silver linings are everywhere. You just have to look hard enough to find them.
- Some bugs/people choose to enter your life in the form of bed bugs biting you to death and having the utmost pleasure of hearing a guy lose his virginity to another guy on the bunk below you for an hour and 45 minutes.
- If you’re a guy and losing your virginity, please for the love of your ass and the people in the hostel room around you, USE LUBE!
Aside from that and a day of shitty weather, Malaga is a hidden gem that often gets over looked. The beach is stunning, views from the castle are incredible and the food, like the rest of Spain is making my mouth water just thinking about it. Also you can get a whole jug of Sangria for only €5.50!
Would recommend – 7.25/10, just do yourself a favour and skip feels hostel because trust me, you don’t want to feel what goes on there!
SEVILLE & CADIZ
I now know why Seville is one of the most visited cities in Europe. This cities history is unbelievable and has so many hidden gems and treasures throughout the garden city that put on a show of 40+ degree weather every day I was there. From places that featured in Star Wars movies to one of the first ever bull fighting rings that is still being used to this date. This city has something so special about it. There is culture and passion down every street you walk. The city comes alive every night after 9pm and doesn’t sleep till late. My only downfall of Seville was the fact we couldn’t find anything to eat walking home from a night out. To be fair it was 5am on a Wednesday morning, but cmooooooonnn!
Would recommend 8.97/10. Oasis Palace hostel is unreal with a roof top and super easy to meet like-minded and very cool travelers!
Cadiz is only an hour and a bit train ride away and well worth it. The train takes you through countryside that looks something from a movie. From rolling hills to fields dancing with sunflowers. This is the untouched part of Spain and took my breath away. Cadiz is a small city beach town with a huge university vibe to it. Everyone is smiling and super friendly. Men are walking around the beach selling ice-cold beers for 50cent and the food is out of this world. It had the charm of a country town while the smell of the sea breeze came drifting in. Cadiz is a Cad-yes from me!
Would recommend 8.45/10. Must have beers on the beach, it would be rude not too!
Adios my tapas loving lovers!