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Topolabamba

Today after running riot over town between printers and the art store, I went for lunch at Topolabamba on St. Vincent’s Street, Glasgow. It was the first time I had noticed this restaurant so decided to give it a try. I instantly fell in love with the decor as it reflected the Mexican food with Mexican motifs, rustic doors and wood panels, but also had a modern contemporary touch with colourful lights. Each table is given pencils to circle their choice of dishes — or as the girls at the table beside me were doing, draw and doodle on the back of the menu. Later on, I followed a bright white neon sign downstairs to the toilets. The stairs were decorated in Mexican mosaic tiles, with cartoon sketches of skeleton people and bulls making up the wallpaper. I reached some bright blue doors with rustic handles, with an illustrated skeleton with red lips highlighting the door for ladies. Through the door, the bright blue continued with beautifully tiles mirrors above each sink. When I went back upstairs, my food had arrived and it was as good as the decor suggested. The chicken tinga tacos are a must! I will definitely be back. You can visit…

Malaga

Last week I went to Malaga for a week away. I arrived with a terrible sore throat, and with temperatures much lower than expected, it soon developed into a cold. Spluttering away by the pool for the first few days wasn’t too bad as we were accompanied by the sun but after the Monday, things took a colder turn. It was an interesting experience being in Spain with cold winds, torrential rain and even thunder and lightning, especially when I was told the sun was splitting the skies back home in Glasgow! However, I really enjoyed having a break and having time to relax. When it rains in Spain there really is not much to do apart from shop and drink. So we did both. The hat I bought on my first day there was worn for two days then set aside for the rest of the week until finally being squashed in the case home. After window shopping and buying a few gifts, the eating and drinking commenced. We tried a selection of restaurants with one asian restaurant standing out from the crowd. After ordering crispy chicken with pineapple and chilli sauce, I was pleasantly surprised to be presented with my meal inside an actual pineapple. I…