Made it onto the train. Wow! Spain has USA's Amtrak looking like we are a third world country. Beautiful clean waiting rooms. Beautiful clean train. Checked in using my iPhone. Good security. Just a very positive experience.
The trip from Madrid to Malaga took under three hours and I must have dozed because what felt like 10 minutes later, we were in Córdoba. That was good to know because if all goes well, I will finish this stretch in Córdoba. Then I can train to Madrid, hop to the airport and jump a bus to Pamplona where I need to be by the 6th or 7th.
Malaga is beautiful. It was too early to check into my apartment so I spent the morning attending Mass at the Cathredal.
|Gorgeous center altar.|
Next, I visited the Alcazaba. Entrance to the Alcazaba is free after 2 pm on Sunday's but I paid a pensioner fare of €,60 because I got there early.
I really needed a restful night so I requested a tiny apartment in the interior of Apartamentos Marques de la Merced. It's a pretty and well stocked apartment in the Old District for €34. Has a stove, fridge, washing machine, hot showers, tv, and a big double bed (matrimonial). I could be happy living here! Photos on next blog.
Tomorrow I may meet up with Maggie then need to find a bus to Junta de Los Caminos where I have rented a room, across the street from the trail, for €25
Malaga weather is beautiful today but showing thunderstorms the first two days I walk. I'll have to check with Maggie about how the trail will be affected. I don't mind a little rain, but lightening scares me so I may hold off that day depending on what it looks like.
Ok. That's it for today. Breakfast was €3 in Plaza de la Merced and consisted of toast, jam, orange juice and coffee. my plan was to cook tonight but I'm fried after no sleep do I may grab a Donar Kabab for €4 and call it good.