25.02.2018 /3: Bye Munich, Hello Málaga

Planes ready to fly to distant places. (C) Two Queens Travel Blog 2018

As much as I like airports, it is always much more of a thrill to get on board an aircraft. And this time it is the final leg of our today’s travel – Málaga, here we come!

As our flights were fully booked, I left my hand luggage to cargo already in Helsinki, and Jules his in Munich! And Lufthansa was so good about this – we actually got priority boarding because of this small gesture! And this small thank you from them really meant a lot to me! Lufthansa, I fell in love with you! ❤️

I have recently fancied myself as a film maker (which I am definitely not!), so I enjoy trying out the video recording possibilities of my phone. Enjoy these two.

Departing the Gate. (C) Two Queens Travel Blog 2018

The Take-Off. (C) Two Queens Travel Blog 2018

Bye snow! (C) Two Queens Travel Blog 2018

Taking a final glimpse of the snow-clad Munich and its airport, it is finally time to sit back and relax the flight to Málaga. Even though the travel is an adventure in itself, one also tends to forget how tiring adventuring can be. This time, for me the moment of realisation became apparent when I had just a glass of wine on the flight from Munich to Malaga. I had barely drank half of it, whilst listening to an audiobook, and *snap*! I fell asleep there and then! Had it happened in a nightclub I would have seriously thought I had been drugged, the effect was so sudden and complete. And yes, the paler red drink in the photo is a Virgin Mary, so it is not all booze and fun!

One of the reasons, apart from ticket prices and plentiful connections from Helsinki, we have chosen to fly with Lufthansa, is simple – they still offer complimentary snack and drinks in the Economy Class. This is a reminder of a bygone age of flying, at least here in Europe. It sometimes, sadly, seems that all the flag carriers have gone down to the .com -level of low-cost airlines. And they are doing it poorly. Thank goodness for Lufthansa!

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Pondering these thoughts whilst listening to my audiobook, Because of this sudden sleepyness, I managed to wake up with a travel pillow on my neck, and my seat back tilted down, just nicely over the Pyrenees – and the views are magnificient!

(C) Two Queens Travel Blog 2018

Shortly afterwards, after I have actually finished my wine which has been airing all the while I was asleep, it is time to start the approach to Málaga airport! Holiday, here we come!

(C) Two Queens Travel Blog 2018

Whilst taxiing towards the terminal, the announcement warned us that the luggage reclaim might take time, so we were prepared to wait. But! Perhaps because of the low season, everything went smoothly and quite quickly. Hurrah!

Anyway, I digress. The most difficult part of our arrival to Malaga and our accommodation was actually finding the route to the train station at the airport! The way is marked, but one needs to be on a lookout for the signs.

Ready to board the train! (C) Two Queens Travel Blog 2018

One-way ticket from the airport to Malaga Central Station costs a whopping €1.80 which, for us coming from Finland at least, is very affordable. And the train ride is fast, sadly with very little to see, but it gets us conveniently near our destination!

I was a bit apprehensive at first about a walk from the train station to our accommodation, but it gave us a clue what to expect in Málaga; most of the places we want to see are within walking distance from our accommodation on Calle Dos Aceras. Convenient!

So yes, I’m won over by the train in Málaga as well!

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