I am very lucky to have a few Spanish connections. One is my sister’s husband who comes from Velez-Malaga.
Jose was in town when we arrived in Malaga. We took an early bus from the centre of Malaga to Torre del Mar along the coast road to meet him.
My brother-in-law is a bit of a Foodie! He warned us when he picked us up to
be prepared to put on 2 kilos.
After taking us out for a huge breakfast of churros and smurf rolls with lashings of coffee he drove us to Nerja.
Jose educating us why Spanish Oranges and Avocados are the best!
We have to get some early Sun in May, we can’t wait until July!
Next stop was Frigliana.
Visiting one of Andalucias Pueblos Blancos was a highlight of my trip to Malaga.
Whitewashed houses splashed with colourful flowers and greenery, lined with Black and White mosaic cobbled streets and topped with a deep blue sky.
Tempting local produce that I can’t fly home (Note to self to drive here another time to load up the car with deliciousness)
Eating Nisperos (a seasonal fruit in Spain with an Asian past) purchased from the local grocery shop, we headed up to the Restaurante El Mirador for a cerveza and a view to die for.
A bit of light entertainment from a local cat.
Next stop was to Jose’s home town Velez-malaga
Graham and me had to jump out of the tiny car and give it a push up the steep hill to the beautiful Vélez-Málaga Hermitage of the Virgin of the Remedies at the top.
Looking from the church towards the castle
We then jumped back in the car and visited the Castillo de Velez-Malaga
Jose took us for Tapas at a sea view bar, where we tried everything he ordered.
This included shell fish which may or may not have still been alive when squirted with lemon juice before downing them like oysters. We were impressed with ourselves for trying this Malaga gastro delicacy.
We felt much more knowledgable about the dishes and how to order them under Jose’s guidance.
Before the day had ended we met up with Jose’s sister and had one more meal.
I discovered a new favourite food.
Ensalada casera con gambas
We definitely put on a kilo if not two!