Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bienvenido a Malaga! - Catching up with friends in Spain

Earlier this month, Mark and I flew to Malaga, Spain for a long weekend to meet up with his friends, Jeff and Ali, who were traveling around Spain on vacation.

It was so much fun to catch up with friends from the States and we had a great time exploring Malaga. Wearing shorts and flipflops in October is unheard of in Switzerland, so we took advantage of the Mediterranean weather to enjoy the warm sunshine!

On Saturday, we hiked up to the remains of the castle on Mount Gibralfaro. The steep up-hill was well worth the view at the top!

View over Malaga's bull-fighting ring

Malaga's port

Malaga's beautiful cathedral

On Sunday, we headed down to the beach to relax and enjoy some R 'n' R! Afterwards, we headed back for a happy hour drink and then our last dinner together. (I also discovered my new favorite after-dinner drink, Quarenta y Tres!)

On our last night, we had this spectacular view to accompany our rooftop drinks!

Good friends out on the town!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

K8's Swiss Visit!

I had not seen Katie since I left San Diego in June '09, so I was ecstatic when she stopped by Switzerland at the tail-end of her Euro business trip! We had so much catching up to do and spent our weekend together talking lots of girl talk...and consuming a fair amount of wine! With me in CH and Katie in PR, it's been a long time coming! It was so much fun seeing her...check out our pics from the weekend! Miss you Kates! Can't wait for our next reunion!

Checking out Lausanne's lakeside and the Olympic Museum

Heading to dinner at Kai Zen!

Riponne Square and Lausanne's cathedral

Katie making a new friend!

The happy Gruyere couple! Gotta love this photo op!

Friends forever, no matter where in the world we may be!

It wouldn't be a trip to Suisse w/out a fondue dinner!...

...and it wouldn't be a K8 visit without a shot...or two!