Midnight… And All Is Well

Today it’s been raining and raining and raining all day. I LOVE rain, so I’m a happy camper!

However, what do you do on a Friday night after it’s been raining all day?

You take your kids to Taco Bell, of course!

Taco Bell Malaga

Fancy finding a Taco Bell here in Andalucía. Well, I love Mexican food and even though this clearly isn’t the authentic real deal, it’s still pretty yummy. Fancy planting a Taco Bell in one of those picturesque historic buildings in downtown Malaga, though.

River Malaga

And what do you do after dinner?

Flowers on the Bridge in Malaga

Well, since my life isn’t exactly comparable to James Bonds’, we can conform ourselves to a quiet stroll.

Lights on the River in Malaga

Night Lights in Malaga

We can see the river is quite swollen up after the rain.

Paseo by the River Malaga

I would’ve liked to delight you by saying that my kids had a wild time goofing off on our stroll, but…… they’re just not that kinda kids! We had a nice tête-à-tête however. Something about this fresh, rain-washed night air seems to loosen their tongues, so that they speak about what’s on their minds.

Chapel in Malaga

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9 comments on “Midnight… And All Is Well

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  2. Heidi says:

    Hi there! I followed your URL over from your comments on our blog. I love yours… still reading though. My husband would die for Taco Bell right now. He is a very simple eater, so finding the rare known entity is nice for him. We will have to find it next time we venture to Malaga. I really like your “about me” page. 🙂

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    • Hi Heidi! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog! 😀 Actually, it’s quite a paradox but I’d never been to a Taco Bell before they plunked one here in Malaga. I don’t think they were even present in Canada, I know the last time I visited (about 5 years ago) I hadn’t seen any. American things probably take almost as long to move into Canada as they do to get to Spain.

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  3. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOO much Marianne! Sorry to have taken so long to reply, I’ve been SO busy I practically haven’t even seen our house these past 2 days, let alone the computer! But I do plan to put up a short post about the Ex-pats Blog as soon as I have a minute (and plead for votes, of course, hehe 🙂 ).

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  4. Marianne says:

    Woah – the river certainly is swollen after all the recent rain. I don´t think I´ve ever seen it so full!

    Personally, I don´t like to see huge multinational chains like Burger King, Taco Bell and McDonalds moving into the high streets of any Spanish city. I´ve seen them all around the world, in some very traditional places (like Hong Kong or Bangkok) and to me they look so out of place – but I guess I can understand that kids might like them.

    To me, the original “fast food” in Spain is tapas!

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    • I do remember seeing American fast food restaurants sitting on quaint, narrow, historic streets in other European cities and they did seem very odd and out of place, like a mismatched shoe, but I think I’ve gotten used to seeing them in Spain and don’t notice them much anymore.

      But mmmhhh, tapas, I love tapas! My kids don’t! They hate the ritual (sitting around and chatting more than eating), they don’t care much for the food (a hamburger fills their large tummies a whole lot more than a little dish). I’ve heard Gambrinus (I think it was) has a special offer on Wednesday nights though, where you can get all you can eat tapas for a fixed rate of 5€. I haven’t tried it out (it’s a school night) but might be worth a try – anything’s worth a try if it gets my son’s 4 bottomless stomachs filled up! But I find the tapas in Malaga really can’t compare to the ones in Granada or Almeria, now THOSE are TAPAS!

      I practically used to live off of tapas before I had kids. (Now I think I live mostly off of pasta hehe!)

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