6 things I find weird about Spain as a tourist from Finland

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1. Oil on bread. Butter is not the go to option here in Spain for putting on bread, it’s olive oil.

2. Siesta. The stores and restaurants will close down a few hours every day for siesta. A bit unconvienent for me, who would like to shop and eat during those hours.

3. The traffic. If you don’t know what to do in a roundabout with more than one lane don’t bother driving. Parking is always tricky, being able to parallel park perfectly and fitting into small parking spots is a must.

4. Dinner time. Dinner in Spain is much later than in Finland. Finnish people like eating dinner at 4pm-7pm. Spanish people like eating dinner at 10 pm-11 pm.

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5. Paying for bread. You might be eating out and the friendly waiter brings you bread. YOU MUST PAY FOR THE BREAD EVEN THOUGH YOU DIDN’T ORDER IT!!! Even if you don’t eat it, you will find it added to your bill. The bread won’t be very expensive, just a few euros, so it’s not a big deal but something to keep in mind when eating out.

6. Where is the milk? Why is there no fresh milk? The only milk I’ve been able to find is stored in room tempature and has a shelf life of 428482834 years.

Paloma Park – Parque de la Paloma

While we were on our way to Ikea we decided to make a stop in Benalmadena. Paloma Park is right in the center of Benalmadena and it’s a large park with tons of cool stuff to see. There were chickens, turtles, peacocks and rabbits running around.

We also saw lots of different kinds of cactuses, some bamboo and lots of other plants. It’s also a go to place for picnics during the weekends among the locals.

I recommend this park for everyone, but especially families with small children!

Malaga

Malaga was great! We took the train, super convenient because parking is always hard to find in Malaga. We walked through the park down to the harbor and admired the ships. Afterwards we walked over to the big cathedral and all the cute streets. We stopped for coffee and tapas at several places.

We also visited the outside of Picassos childhood home. There was a statue of him on the bench so I took a picture with him.

 

Ps, I might need to edit the pictures. I don’t know how much you can see in them when they’re circles. 🙂

Sun, tapas and weird milk.

Hello guys! I finally landed in Spain the day before yesterday and it’s been hectic ever since. I’ve been running errands with my grandparents, been eating lots, been to the city for some shopping and walked a ton of kilometers. I’m enjoying it so far, it’s a bit colder than I imagined so I had to rush out and buy a coat. We also had some trouble buying milk because they don’t have normal milk in Spain? I got some super weird almond milk (which is pretty alright in my coffee) because I didn’t trust the milk that was not even refrigerated to be real milk even though there was a cow on the box.

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This was the view about 15 minutes before landing, stunning mountains! Today we’ll be heading into Malaga for some sightseeing and food. I’ll make sure to bring my camera so I can blog about it later. My phone is acting up with all the sunlight and the pictures are a-w-f-u-l.