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Welcome back to the Málaga part of my photo series! This is part 2 out of 3 of the Málaga photos.

Now, this second day of the trip started with a bang! Literally, a bang on the door of my hotel room.

The family member whom I was travelling with, was staying in a nearby room, and banged on my door cause he had to go to the hospital! So we went to the hospital nearby and saw a doctor. Then quickly back to the hotel to make it before they closed down the breakfast buffet. Out again on the town to find a pharmacy for the prescription medications he needed. Luckily, it wasn’t a serious condition, but he would have to rest and take medication.

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Running around like crazy on the town…oh, great tree/hedge/mountain of flowers, have to stop for a photo!

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My family member being indisposed left me on my own for the day. I had seen on the weather report it was going to be an overcast day, so I’d already booked something: the “hammam”! Basically a day spa with a few pools ranging from hot to cold, indoors. Massage, too! The place was designed to look and feel like one of the traditional old hammams from the Middle Eastern/Turkish cultures. And it did have a great feeling to it! Just look at these photos and tell me you do not feel relaxed.

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Very high and impressive ceiling in the main room!

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Now, the pool in this room was impossible to photograph, cause it was so dark. The pool was wonderful. The only light was from a few lanterns and these starshaped windows in the celing.

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Laying in one of those pools, which was in the dark room, staring up at the starshaped windows, I felt a peace I hadn’t felt in a long while. It felt almost… spiritual. Like a voice inside me whispered: “You’ll be alright”. I can not explain why this happened. Perhaps it was the serene environment, perhaps it was me who made a tiny bit more progress in my healing. Perhaps both. But it felt wonderful!

The reason the photos from the hammam are a bit blurry, is not only because of the humid air… True story: I had to smuggle my camera in there and take photos extremely quickly, cause for some reason it was forbidden to take photos(!) I hope they forgive me for breaking that rule, for I have just recommended them highly here on my blog…  🙂
How I smuggled the camera? One resourceful woman, one bathing suit, one towel. You figure it out! Just kidding, it wasn’t as bad as I made it sound. I just smuggled the camera in the upper chest area of the bathing suit… haha!

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After the hammam, I walked around town and the harbor for around 2 hours before I finally got “home”, to my hotel.

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The famous writer H.C. Andersen apparently visited Málaga and got more than a t-shirt, he got a statue! It says next to it that he loved Málaga.

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Down by the harbor the sky started to look threatening…

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When I walked along the beach I looked for a place to pop in and eat something – the hammam made me super hungry and the sky was not getting friendlier!

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…and I found the perfect little restaurant for a meal of some tapas of olives, bread, cheese and delicious cured ham! I was in Heaven!

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Despite the crazy weather, and the “hospital morning”, this turned into an amazing day! And I will carry it with me in my memory for a long time.

Love/ Survived 💖