Old Town Charms
Recently, my family went on vacation in Europe, during which we also spent a week in Spain. Our main destination was Marbella but someone we met suggested checking out the Centro Histórico de Estepona, and so we did. Let me tell you, I’m so glad made the trip out! Estepona’s town centre wasn’t as crowded as Marbella’s. On the whole, the vibe felt a lot more local and less transient. Only thing is that you do need to know some Spanish to get around because not many speak English but in my books, that’s actually a draw — less tourist crowds to battle through.
By and large, I’m not a big fan of city living, especially not in high density areas. Yes, there are many conviniences and it’s easy to get around but I like peace and quiet. Sadly, no matter how green a city Singapore is, it’s basically an urban jungle. That’s why I’m always excited to seek out nature on my travels. However, I make an exception for old town quarters. I adore the charm and and intrigue their histories and architectures hold and love wandering aimlessly among their streets.
Taking in the Colours of Centro Histórico de Estepona
Anyway, the old town quarters are very well kept and filled with rows of pots of plants and flowers. We even found murals with musical compositions surrounded by even more pots of plants. Just walking along their streets infects you with good cheer! Of course, I took my camera along, so here are my impressions from Centro Histórico de Estepona.
As you can see, the Centro Histórico de Estepona is extremely colourful! Evidently, the locals take great pride in making it as beautiful as can be. I couldn’t help but smile the entire time that I was there and I can’t wait to return in future.
What are some of your favourite old towns that you recommend visiting?