Name and surname: Jülide Olgun
If you want to learn Spanish in Malaga, read this interview with Julide Olgun, a German staff member at Onspain who talks about the advantages of living and studying in the capital of the Costa del Sol.
1.) Why have you decided to travel to Malaga?
I am here to study abroad. I studied at the University of Malaga from January until April 2013, and now I am doing an internship at Onspain in the Marketing & Sales department.
2.) How long are you in Malaga for?
I have been in Malaga since January and I will go back to Germany in August. I wish I could stay longer in this beautiful city but I need to finish my studies in Germany.
3.) What do you like about Malaga?
Malaga is special to me because you can do anything you want here. There are beautiful beaches, bars, restaurants, the harbor and so much more.
4.) How would you describe the people of Malaga?
The people here are so easy-going and relaxed. There is no hurry in Malaga, everyone enjoys life and the beauty of the city.
5.) What do you recommend to others to see/eat/drink in Malaga?
I would recommend that you go to the beach and the bars. Every bar and restaurant is unique. As well as this, it is worth visiting the Picasso Museum, as Picasso was born in Malaga.
6.) What should not be missed and why? (attractions / museum/ places etc.)
To capture the best views of Malaga I would recommend that you visit one of the hotel rooftop bars (such as the AC Marriott, Molino, Roommate). In addition, I really recommend that you do a Katamaran tour at night where you can see the beauty of Malaga from the sea.
7.) What is your favorite time of the year in Malaga, and why?
My favorite time of year in Malaga is April- June because it is not too hot, so you are able to see the sights without feeling too bothered.
8.) Which part of the city (neighbourhood / square / park / beach) is your favorite, and why?
I love the city centre in Malaga. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful parts. There are many different places to go for a few drinks, get something to eat and go shopping. At night I really love the harbour, I love how lit up the place is, it is truly beautiful.
9.) Do you have any tips on eating/ drinking in Malaga?
My favourite tapas bar is the “Mitjana” in the city centre. They have delicious tapas and the atmosphere is amazing. Furthermore, I like to go for drinks at “La Plaza de la Merced” because there is always a good atmosphere there.
10.) Do you have any advice for those who are travelling to Malaga?
If you decide to travel to Malaga in the summer, take light clothing because it does get very hot. I would also recommend that you learn Spanish, as it can be difficult to communicate with others in Malaga, as very few people speak English.
11.) Do you think there are other cities in Spain which are more beautiful than Malaga? If so, which city?
During my stay in Malaga I have been to all the main cities Andalusia, as well as Madrid and Barcelona. I really like Madrid but I feel more at home in Malaga because I like the beach and the lovely people.
12.) Could you imagine yourself living in Malaga?
I can see myself living in Malaga in the future, because there is so much that I love about living in Malaga.
13.) Is there anything missing from Malaga?
Real coffee!!! I miss the coffeeshops like Starbucks. The coffee in Malaga is completely different than the coffee in Germany. The only thing I would change about Malaga is that they would open a Starbucks here.
14.) Is it easy for you to find friends here?
As I have already said the people in Malaga are very open minded. It is easy to talk to them and they also like talking to you. Therefore it was not difficult to find friends here. Studying and the internship made it easier to me to find friends. I have gotten to know wonderful people I will always remember.
15.) Do you have one word which describes Malaga the best?
OnSpain School, your door to learn Spanish!