Category Archives: Spain

The White City in the Mountains

It’s not like I don’t have any more pictures from Belgium, it’s just that I feel like it’s time for something a little brighter. Most of my trips to Belgium have been in the winter months, so the pictures don’t have much sunlight in them. Of course, I also like traveling during the summer. Towards the end of the summer last year, I went to Spain for a week and a half. And I did get to see a lot of sun.

White City in the Mountains

Before even planning the trip, I had collected a random list of places I wanted to visit in the area. I decided to stay at the same hotel for the entire trip and drive around with a rental car. The city I chose as home base was Mijas, a small city in the mountains between Marbella and Malaga. The main reason was that it is pretty much in the middle of all the places I wanted to visit, the hotel was reasonably priced and the area seemed quiet enough for me to expect being able to actually sleep during the nights (which is helpful if you spend all day walking around).

Terraza El Canuelo

With all the driving around and visiting other places, I never spent an entire day in the city itself. But I wandered around a bit in the early mornings and late afternoons, before driving away or after returning. The houses all looked pretty old but were in excellent shape. I saw people applying fresh white paint on more than one occasion, I guess keeping these houses clean requires quite some maintenance work. But especially in the morning sun that did pay off and made the city look very calm and beautiful.