|View from Nerja|
We then spent about two hours trying to get to our hotel. You can't just go around the block here if you take a wrong turn - the narrow maze of one way streets shoves you in completely different directions. We did eventually find Hostal Don Peque and it hit all the good buttons - nice rooftop deck and view, balcony onto the street, HOT WATER IN THE SHOWER, close to shops, restaurants and a bakery.
This area is called the Balcony of Europe due to the clifftop views of the Mediterranean and while it is smaller than Malaga and Marbella, it is still very touristy. Half of England seems to have retired here, and if you have a craving for Yorkshire Pudding and some beef, you can find it on almost every street.
Luckily, we found tapas (and more yummy berenjengas!)
We headed up to Frigliana, a "white hills town" a few miles north, where we got our now-daily quota of stairs and hills in...you know, my left knee has been fine after rehab last summer, but now? not so much...but the views were fabulous.