Why did I fall in love with Malaga?
I’m just having the MOST productive morning ever and it just feels sooo GOOD. For the last few weeks, there wasn’t a single day when I felt 100% energy and I almost thought this winter is never going to end - I swear it was the longest and most stressful winter ever. But now, my body is waking up from that gloomy season and I can already smell more sun, fun and joy coming into my life – and I’m super excited about it! Anyway, this was a bit off topic (my structure when it comes to writing was never perfect), but let’s treat it as a little daily update haha.
In January, I’ve realized that I had only two days left from holidays allowance at work (still a nice surprise to be honest, as I thought I’ve used it all last year) and I wanted to make the most out of it. My only requirement was to go somewhere sunny; I didn’t really care much about the country or the city but looked at the map and thought ‘hmm Malaga seems like one of the southernmost cities in Europe, that could be promising’ and just bought the tickets.
My Spanish friend – Borja, always says that Malaga is one of the best cities to live in in Spain and I’ve been always wondering why. I’ve never been to Malaga ever before, but also didn’t really had any urge to go there as well, as I haven’t heard my friends talking about it at all, maybe Marbella – yes, but Malaga?
Anyway, I went there mid Feb and it was one of the best weekend getaways in my life (I actually wanted to write here ‘since the pandemic started’, but then realized I’ve literally been to only two other countries since Covid happened, so probably not the best judgment haha). I went there alone and met the coolest people ever – shoutout to Carla & Nele – the craziest German girls, I miss you both so much & even my future ex haha.
This trip was a little reminder for me that there is so much more to life and so much more life to be lived. So I made a note to myself to not forget to enjoy life a bit more, especially these days. I know the pandemic had a huge impact on all of us, but somehow it left me quite confused and anxious and sometimes I feel like I’ve forgotten what I really want and expect from life (but this is a topic for another post).
But why did I love Malaga so much? It wasn’t only for the fun and sun. Of course I loved the little streets, cute restaurants, breakfasts at the harbor, beach extremely close to the city center, beautiful architecture, being able to eat lunch outside in the sun and not thinking about bringing umbrella with you, everywhere you go and many more. Even the fact that people wear more colours there – I was discussing it with my friends haha. But do you know this feeling, when you are visiting the city for the first time, and you could imagine yourself living there? It somehow feels familiar, and the energy of the city really match yours. As much as I love travelling and visiting new places, I don’t really get that vibe everywhere. I remember having a similar feeling when I went to Lisbon for the first time 6 years ago and ended up securing my internship there two years later at my beloved CHIC. So maybe Malaga has something in store for me as well? Anyway, I really can’t wait to go back there again.
Have the most wonderful Sunday,