A little trip to Malaga / visit from the Icelandic students
As part of the pilot project, the Icelandic students went to Malaga to visit both the Spanish partners at UMA as well as some carefully selected tourist companies.
The first day started with a tour through the town of Malaga with Monica the city guide. She took the group to see all the most important places in a 4 hours long walk. The tour was great as well as Monica and her way of telling the story of Malaga.
On the second day, the group went to visit the facilities at the Faculty of Tourism at UMA and meet both students and visit classes as well as getting a good overview of what the Faculty has to offer.
Hotel NH Malaga (http://www.nh-hoteles.es/hotel/nh-malaga) was the groups destination on the third day. At the arrival, they were met by Sarah Garcia, a manager at the Malaga branch, who told us all about NH´s philosophy and ways of connecting to the customers.
For the second half of the day, the group was led through Malaga´s Atarazanas Marked – the most famous food marked in Malaga for its old history and legendary atmosphere, by our beloved guide Gabriela who is also a student at the faculty of Tourism at UMA.
On the fourth day, the group had been invited to visit the extraordinary restaurant, called El Pimpi (https://www.elpimpi.com/). Greeted by the owner, the group was led through the halls and hallways of this legendary restaurant who is referred to by the locals, as the hart of Malaga. Our host was generous regarding his time with the group and after a thorough excursion of the premises the group was invited to lunch.
The fifth day was spent at the Malaga´s Conference Centre in the company of Paco Quereda's and crew who told us all about how Malaga re-invented itself after being detached from Costa Del Sol. An extremely inspiring lecture and enormously relevant to the Icelandic scene.
For the sixth day, the group had designed an their own excursion around Malaga´s city centre where they introduced each other to hidden gemstones such as the Malaga botanical garden and Playa de la Malagueta both located in the city.
This marked the end of an incredible week, filled with great people, good food and wonderful surroundings.