I woke up this morning to run for a good cause, the fight against breast cancer. @julie.yummy offered and I jumped at the opportunity.
We started and finished in a racetrack, and it did make me feel like a chunky pony 🐎 but who cares 😁. 10km through the Bois de Vincennes was energizing but the rain at the end spoiled the fun.
It's breast cancer awareness month, check for lumps, see a doctor and keep up with your health.
#tbt Although I visited the San Miguel Castle in Almuñecar and taken amazing shots from up there, I didn't show what it looks like so here it is - in the background 🙂.
FYI the holes in the foreground are from the old fish salting factory that dates back to the Roman times (4th century BC to 4th century AD).
Tiles and their charms.
Bridges and where they lead 🔭
Some people look forward on a bridge, as if looking to the future. But I often find myself looking sideways, does that mean I'm in the present? 🤔
I like the sound of "remember when we went to..." rather than "imagine if we go to..." .
I like traveling, I like adventures but too often I explore by myself. It's OK I don't really mind anymore because if I didn't travel alone, I wouldn't go anywhere. A lot of my friends love planning or the idea of going places but few take that next step. I'm not saying it's easy just that it's a shame not to try.
Memories of a good time.
Málaga in all her beauty
La Manquita - The One-Armed Lady ⛪
Yes it's a church behind that glare, and a famous one at that. The Santiago church is the church where Picasso was baptized in 1881.
It's easily recognizable by its unfinished South tower - the one you can see on the right. Legend has it, the funds raised to finished it were used to help the British colonies, which became the USA, to gain their independence from the British Empire.
Backlight & landscapes
Time to leave all this beauty,
Sea, mountains, hiking trails, the beach and the sun.
I'll miss the postcard worthy landscapes.
Up in the castle
The view from the San Miguel Castle in Almuñecar is a little eerie because up there is a little dark and the sea breeze kind of freaks me out at night but it is beautiful.
I'm not sure, I could ever get use to the scenery. 😍😎
Balcony of Europe
Contrary to Almuñecar, the tourist population seems a lot more mixed in Nerja, a lot of English speaking here and more of an international European holiday destination feel.
The city has some breathtaking views and beautiful beaches all along the coast.
The rocky outcrops of Almuñecar.
The view from the Peñones de San Cristobal (Rocks of San Cristobal) is magnificent day and night. From side to side you get a nice view of the beaches with their bars, restaurants, and Churrerías. Straight ahead you have the sea but if you look back, there's the city in all its glory. The palm trees, the colorful buildings, with mountains ranges in the background, a breathtaking view to soak in the sun and Almuñecar.
☀⛱️🍃 Climate control 💨🌴 ⛰️ -
Thanks to the mountains that surrounds it and the sea breeze, Almuñecar benefits from a semi-tropical microclimate, meaning the summers are hot and humid but without that sweltering heat plaguing the rest of Europe right.
It also means they grow tropical fruits here, such as mangos, papaya, lychees, kiwis, guava, avocados, etc.
So enjoy that 35-40 Celsius in Paris and stay hydrated 😉