Get to know: Francisco Vega

18syys

This September Hotel Ángela has the pleasure to introduce you Francisco Vega, one of our receptionists.

Francisco started working with us 18 years ago. He currently works as a receptionist, but he has previously worked as a bellboy, watchman and assistant receptionist.

He is a very friendly person, he loves meeting people and sharing stories and anecdotes. He says he is friends with lots of guests and that when they come to the hotel they can spend hours talking about football. He also says it moves him when they ask him about his son or when they bring him something.

It seems he never goes to bed early; he confesses he is passionate about football and he loves meeting his friends and have a nice BBQ. He also says that if he could he would go on holiday to Thailand again . He likes flamenco and rock music.

When in Fuengirola he recommends you to go to the beach that is by the castle, “Playa del Castillo”, to eat lovely fried fish in “El Choco” (Calle Francisco Cano, very close to Hotel Ángela), to visit the “Trotamundos” restaurant (Camino Condesa, near the bullring) and also to go to “Taberna del Pintxo” for some tapas (Calle Hermanos Pinzón, in the city centre).

To finish off Francisco wanted to share a message with you:  “Do not leave Fuengirola without having eaten tapas or “espetos” (sardines on the spit). Not doing it should be considered a crime!!”

Thanks a lot, Francisco! We will take your advice!

If you have the pleasure of knowing him and you would like to leave a comment, please do it through our Facebook page.

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations.

Paella

10syys

When we think of Spain, its cuisine is one of the first things that comes to our mind. Paella is a very famous Spanish dish and, as it happens to other well known international dishes, it has become very flexible as it admits lots of ingredients and many different ways of cooking it.

The word “paella” comes from the old French word paele, which in modern French is poêle (pan). The word “paella” started to get used in Spanish to name this traditional dish as a synonym to “Valencian rice”, when it really refers to the container used to cook it.

It seems that this typical food started to get cooked around the 15th century in rural Valencia when shepherds and peasants created an easy to carry dish using the ingredients they had access to. Its original ingredients were poultry and rabbit meat, vegetables, rice, saffron and olive oil. On the other hand nobody really knows when seafood paella, typical from the coast, started to get cooked.

Mixed Paella is a combination of both as you can mix meat and seafood. This is a later creation that has managed to seduce many people.

Here in Hotel Ángela we know that many of you love it and because of this on Tuesday (every 2 weeks) in the Snack-Bar at 11.30 a.m our lovely Public Relations Alison shows you how to cook one.

Tomorrow is paella day, so do not miss this wonderful chance and learn the secrets of Spanish cuisine. This way when you get back home you will be able to cook a beautiful one and impress family and friends… Don’t panic and get to experiment in the kitchen, afterwards we would love to read your comments on Facebook!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

The Fuengirola Market

03syys

Tomorrow is Tuesday and as some of you know Tuesdays are Market Day in Fuengirola.

The location of the Fuengirola Market is in the Recinto Ferial and it covers most of the fair ground area so this is why it is considered as one of the biggest in Spain.

It is really good for bargains and well worth a look around as this market has it all, from fresh fruit and vegetables to clothes, accessories, household items, local pottery or CDs.

If you love shopping this is a must visit when in Fuengirola as you will find so many new but cheap things that you will struggle to decide what to take home with you!

Here in Hotel Ángela we know that most of you have a passion for markets, so we wanted to make it easier for you. On Tuesdays, Alison, our lovely Public Relations, at around 10:30 a.m goes to the market with all the guests interested in visiting it.

The fair ground is not very far from Hotel Ángela (about 7 minutes walking) so do not think about it twice, go with Alison and enjoy the shopping!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations