San Geraldo, Judyshannonstreetwhat, and I were in Málaga for New Year’s Eve Eve (that’s December 30). We stopped at the department store El Corte Inglés to pick up a few things. What were we thinking? Traditionally in Spain, the big day for exchanging gifts is Día de Los Reyes (Three Kings Day), which is Epiphany and doesn’t come until 6 January. So, shopping is even more frenzied and there are after-Christmas Day sales adding to the excitement. We escaped the store and the crowds sledding and ice skating in technologically frozen wonders.
|LA ALAMEDA PRINCIPAL (THE MAIN BOULEVARD). MAGICAL.|
Within 10 minutes (that seemed like 10 hours) we had made it to the center of the old city and Judy was able to take in the lights for the first time. We had dinner at a restaurant called Gorki. So-so service, uncomfortable seating, and not much atmosphere. At least the food was good, but we won’t be going back. We then headed to La Tetería, the tea shop we discovered with Kristina on Calle San Agustín. San Geraldo and I had coffee and “muerte por chocolate” (death by chocolate) cake. Judy had a delicious chocolate tart topped with little cookies. It’s my new favorite place (even if no baked good can ever compare to what San Geraldo bakes).
|NOT THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM… WE WERE BEING MOONED.|
|NANOOK OF THE NORTH (AKA SAN GERALDO)
TEMPERATURE WAS 11C/51F. WE WERE FREEZING.
|STREET PERFORMERS OR SANTA’S COAL DELIVERY GUYS.
WHAT DID YOU HAVE IN YOUR STOCKING?
A 20-second clip of what happened after San Geraldo dropped some coins in the coal skuttle.
And what has been playing in my head ever since…
San Geraldo is cooking dinner and we’ll then head over to Plaza de la Constitución to ring in the new year and eat our twelve grapes for good luck.
¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year!