Change of Plans: Marbella on the books
You may remember my post from a few days back where I said, with certainty, that my flatmate and I were headed on a mid-May vacay to the Balearic Islands. Well…. change of plans. After discussing our schedules, we discovered that the flight timetable for Menorca didn’t align with our needs. Rather than give up on the idea of vacation, we spent a good two-plus hours in my room looking up potential beach vacations. We discussed everything from Croatia, Lithuania and Tel Aviv (!) to Cyprus, Corsica and Corfu (and about a million things in between). We decided that the idea of Spanish sunshine was too tempting and focused our sights on Costa del Sol, scouring the towns that dot Malaga in the South of Spain. We decided upon the glamorous seaside town of Marbella for our girls getaway.
We had to book our flights (fly into Malaga) and hotel stay separately, but still managed to snag a reasonable deal for the package. Since we’re going for vacation purposes (rather than traveling/sightseeing), hostels were out of the question. Let’s be real — they’re normally out of the question, but this time we wanted a decent hotel and a flight that fit our schedule (not a 5:00AM flight). Even with our borderline-diva requirements, we managed to get the whole package including our perfectly appointed beachfront hotel for around £200. This is a better option than touristy Barcelona in my book and I’m excited to add Spain to my passport stamp collection! Plus, it’ll be so nice to get out of city life (and the little ‘work’ cloud that hangs over my head) in London and head out to a beachy destination with a friend. There’s something so great about being around people that you can be 100% yourself with, right? Gotta hang onto those people when you find them.
So, we’re off next weekend to sunshine, sand & sangria. What a lovely combination.
Cheers to Spain. And to friendship.