Butterfly Park Benamádena

Hey guys! 
Wow that took much longer than I thought!

I know I know… I wanted to write this long time ago. I don’t want to excuse this, so I am just writing it now. Hope you enjoy!

So I think we have the last two days open.

The day before we had to leave we’ve been in Benalmádena. There we visited the “Mariposario”.
When ever I hear there is something with butterflies you can bet that I’ll be there! I really love these animals! They are so majestic and beautiful! And there are so many different kinds! It was just awesome!

This is one of those big blue ones... It was really hard to take a foto of these ones because they were so restless. Unfortunately I didn't manage to take a foto of the inside of his beautiful blue wings.

This is one of those big blue ones… It was really hard to take a foto of these ones because they were so restless.
Unfortunately I didn’t manage to take a foto of the inside of his beautiful blue wings.

Butterfly

This one I also saw in Marbella on our campus. I couldn't belive that I have seen such a beauty in the free nature! :)

This one I also saw in Marbella on our campus. I couldn’t belive that I have seen such a beauty in the free nature! 🙂

Butterfly 

Butterfly

Eating time! :)

Eating time! 🙂

Beautiful Butterfly - In the Butterfly Park Benalmádena

Beautiful Butterfly – In the Butterfly Park Benalmádena

Wow there was also a small kangaroo, an iguana, a turtle and a chameleon! How cool is that?

Wow there was also a small kangaroo, an iguana, a turtle and a chameleon! How cool is that?

This is an overview of the Park. It isn't sooo extreamly big, but you can explore many details and cool things. (Like the kangaroo :D)

This is an overview of the Park. It isn’t sooo extreamly big, but you can explore many details and cool things. (Like the kangaroo :D)

And the best thing that happened back there:

There... is.. a butterfly... on.. my... head... Don't move! Don't move! TAKE A FOTOOOOO!!!

There… is.. a butterfly… on.. my… head…
Don’t move! Don’t move!
TAKE A FOTOOOOO!!!

Oh my gosh!!! That was so cool! 🙂

After an hour running around and taking pictures of butterflies we went back to our flat in Mijas and enjoyed our last evening with a glas of red wine! 🙂

Normally I don't like red wine, but this one was really good! :)

Normally I don’t like red wine, but this one was really good! 🙂

On the following day I had to fly back home. On the one hand I was happy because my friend was really homesick… sometimes it was really annoying! But on the other hand I was sad. I had to leave Spain which is such a beautiful country and back home in germany it was just rainy and cold!
But there wasn’t anything to do about it, so we had to go!

Byebye Spain! 😥

Meadow of heaven - on my way back home

Meadow of heaven – on my way back home

 

Just a short info: I’m currently making a practical training in a hotel… thats why I don’t have much time to write, but when I have finished that, I will (hopefully) write more often! 😉

See you later! 🙂

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Monkey business!

The third day of my trip I spent in Gibraltar!

For those of you who don’t like geography, Gibraltar is in the south of Spain but it belongs to the british kingdom. So as you can imagine it was a different feeling walking through this city!

England in Spain (Gibraltar)

England in Spain (Gibraltar)

We had to take a long walk over the landing field of the airport and through the city. There are many shops and attractions where you get a british feeling (as you can see above!). 

Our destination was the mountain where monkeys live. During our walk many many people offerd us to drive us with their bus to the four attractions on the mountain. They tried to convince us to drive with them and not with a cable care to the top of the mountain. 
But fortunately we took the cable car! If you only want to see the monkeys and like walking around on your own, I highly recommend taking a cable car. You can take as much time as you like at the different attractions and you pay the same price or even less if you only like to see a part of the four attractions. 

Chilling monkey

Chilling with a monkey

The monkey are so calm. They don’t care if you come really close just like me 😀

But you shouldn’t wear a hat or cary a bag with food or something like that. They really like to steal things.

Gibraltar and Algeciras from the Mountain

Gibraltar and Algeciras from the Mountain

The view from the mountain is magnificent and breathtaking! Just the view is worth it!

Mountain of apes

Mountain of apes

Mountain of apes

Mountain of apes

In Tarifa my friend bought a bag with the quote “last bag befor afrika”. From the mountain we were also able to se Afrika and there I took this funny foto.

Last bag before Afrika

Last bag before Afrika

After a time of running around without any plan (I really appreciate this becaus it’s kind of an adventure!) we found an old ruin. We went in and there was a whole where once was a window… or maybe was. We climbed through it and stood on a lonesome cliff. The view we had was… I can’t find a word for it! We really enjoyed just standing there and watch over the far ocean. It was a feeling of perfect peace and quiet.
 
Our place! :)

Our place! 🙂

We have been there the whole day ejoying the view!

Tomorrow I’ll write about our last days because the day after Gibraltar we had to move from Algeciras to Mijas. It’s not thaaat interesting. So I’ll let you know about the rest of my holidays. 
I hope you enjoyed and stay curious!