Turns out some time with a limited internet connection and therefore no option to jobhunt is just what I needed. After two weeks of reading books by the pool (7 to be precise) and exploring new places (Seville, check) I feel ready to take on the endless task of applications again.
Having been to the area quite a few times it was a bit like coming back to a second home, we already had favourite places to eat and wander around. One of those being Puerto Banus, the home of anyone wanting to show off their supercars and yachts. After deciding which is our favourite boat, we went for a walk along the breakwater and managed to catch some amazing sunset views. Turns out it was the night of the supermoon too, and the way it reflected off the sea is something I thought only happened in films!
Determined not to spend the entire holiday by the pool/sea, we decided to alternate relaxed days with travelling days. As well as Puerto Banus, we visited our usual spots of Gibraltar and Malaga, but also made the two hour journey to Seville. Despite having been to Gibraltar a few times, we’d never taken the minibus ride to the ridge before, and it was definitely worth. The view from standing on the narrowest point is surreal, Africa seems so close you could walk there!
As well as doing a bit of shopping in Malaga, I made sure we finally went to the Picasso Museum. He is an artist I had little understanding of before, but with the help of the great (if a little longwinded) audio guide) his work no longer seems to be just deformed bodies. I thought it was interesting that he hadn’t been to Malaga since the age of 19. Considering he lived until 91 and there are number of things named after him in the city I presumed the link was stronger.
Seville was a trip that I shall leave for it’s very own blog post. Braving the 41 degree heat to see the main sites was more than worth it, and I think I now have a mild obsession with painted ceramic tiles…