as my mum lived in spain for 12 years i always had a special connection to this country. since i was a child we often came there to visit friends, spend vacations or just in order to improve windsurfing & sailing skills. at home we often spoke spanish, cooked the typical food, listened to flamenco & lived kind of a spanish touched lifestyle. i really enjoyed this even if it seemed pretty normal to me that time. now i know that this had a great impact to myself, my development & my future plans. travelling multiculture & adventures as well as my gusto for good food & languages turned out to be my way to go .. my way to happiness. and now i`m back to spain once again !! i always wanted to visit `Andalusia´ .. not only because my fav movie was shooted here but also because of its beautiful cities. one of them: `Málaga´ .. my first stop on my first real solo travel through `Andalusia´. after arriving in `Málaga´ super late & getting some sleep in the fancy `Urban Jungle Hostel´ i started my first day here with a free walking tour. this might be the perfect way to start exploring a new city .. especially if you are travelling on your own !! you get an overview over the city, meet new people & learn interesting things about history & culture. furthermore you can improve your language skills (you can choose between two groups: english or the local language) .. my chance to proof my spanish skills .. haha !! after 2 1/2 hours of exploring the city with Amanda (our spanish tour guide) it was time for some food .. especially if you had nothing more than a cup of coffee that morning. you will find a lot of combo offers in spain .. mostly main course, dessert & drink for a special price .. the best option for having lunch !! i had a delicious quinoa bowl combo at `Picnic´ right beside the `Plaza de la Merced´. full of new energy i started my own city exploring program: 1. stop: `Museo Picasso Málaga´ .. as the famous artist `Pablo Picasso´ was born here visiting the museum is a must do if you like art & cubism. an amazing exhibition !! 2. stop: `Castillo Gibralfaro´ .. the beautiful castle towering all over the city with an amazing view over the harbour of `Málaga´ is the perfect place to calm down & to enjoy the sunset !! my second & last day here in `Málaga´ started very early at the `Mercado Central de Atarazanas´. watching all the busy people while experiencing so many different scents & sounds is pure relaxation for me !! i could have stayed there for hours just watching & maybe trying the one or the other spanish snack. especially nuts, fruits & chorizo are very popular in spain !! at about 11 am i finally got myself a breakfast. a typical spanish breakfast: café con leche, zumo de naranja, pan casero con tomate y aceite. i really can`t help loving this .. it tastes so so good .. you have to try !! my breakfast place recommendation: `Brunchit´ .. a sweet café near the central market which offers damn good food & strong coffee. after falling in love with my breakfast i finally made my way through SoHo towards the harbour of `Málaga´. you can walk along the promenade until you reach the beach front which is a really nice place to rest for a while. before returning to my hostel to have a siesta i walked through the beautiful streets of `Málaga´ & realized that spain casted a spell over me once again !!