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In Marbella

Gale-force winds for most of the 14 days we were there

semi-overcast 15 °C

Our arrival at Malaga Airport could have been better. We waited for about 30 minutes for our bags and then the carousel stopped. The Lost Luggage people had gone home but a friendly Iberia lady told us that, of course, our bags would probably be on the "special" carousel hidden around the corner, as our bags had been sent through from Delhi and needed special customs clearance. And yes, they were there

Many of you probably know that picking up a rental car at this airport in the late evening can be a very long process - there are dozens of "rental cars this way" signs pointing in different directions but there was only one rental area open and it took a very long walk to find it

The 9:30pm drive down to Marbella was easy but the limited directions to the Skol Apartments from the rental agent were anything but helpful and we didn't get into our apartment until 11pm

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Marbella Old Town is very nice and so is the 7km promenade but there is not a lot going on in town, so when you have gale-force winds for 9 days straight it becomes a little boring (we did have day-trips to Gibraltar and Malaga - see the following blogs). When our 14-day rental apartment was done, we decided it was time to move on and planned a roughly circular route from Marbella back to Malaga

Posted by kforge 08:58 Archived in Spain Comments (0)

Delhi to Marbella

Not an air-bridge in site

snow -5 °C

Beware this airline if you fly with them in winter:

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So we flew with Finnair to Helsinki on an A340. The flight was good but we arrived in light snow and all they had was a bus from the plane to the terminal - a very cold and uncomfortable walk to the bus. 2 hours later we were heading back out to our Malaga plane, this time in a blizzard and yet again by bus. And, Finnair were so badly organised that we actually had to stand in the driving snow for several minutes as they were so slow in boarding people. To top this off, the plane was a tiny A319 with less legroom than a Ryanair flight (and a 4 1/2 hour flight!)

Posted by kforge 00:30 Archived in Finland Comments (0)

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