Go fly a kite!


Well I've been told to 'go fly a kite' on so many occasions that I thought I should try. I have a weekend booked to go to Malaga, and then on to the kite surfing capital, Tarifa, in Europe, with my brother and brother-in-law. 

We're off next month and as only one of us, not me, has tried it before, it should be quite comical. We're also all in our forties (late) and not as fit as we used to be with various bad backs and other assorted injuries to complain about. We're having some difficulty trying to get ourselves into shape and also working out how to get from Malaga airport to Tarifa. 

If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear or indeed if anyone has any suggestions on how to avoid serious injury… I’d love to hear about that. As long as I know the Spanish for Ibuprofen, then I’m sure I can get by! 
Midlife crisis I hear you cry! Go fly a kite!!

Simon X


  1. Magda Chetty April 26, 2009 at 8:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon
    Flying a kite is great fun, you do not have to be fit to do it. Just make sure you do not let the kite pull you, and stay firm on the ground. You”ll love it. And by the way I live in Mallorca (Spain) and the Spanish for Ibuprofen is Ibuprofeno, I also have a bad back and use it a lot.
    About getting from Malaga airport to Tarifa, just get a map from any book shop of the area ( you can get one at Malaga airport) and out of the airport the motorway is so easy to follow, you”ll find the sign that will direct you to Tarifa without a problem. Have a great trip. And go fly a kite.
    All the best.

  2. Mrs Janice Reeves May 9, 2009 at 8:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon, Hope you and your brothers have a good trip to Tarifa, it is the place for flying those type of kites, I live in Cartama just fifteen minutes from the airport, have you found anyway of getting to Tarifa, I know someone who does takes people to where they want to go to, and yes Ibuprofen is Ibuprofeno, or just take some from England, of you want to know more about a being taken to Tarifa let me know. Janice

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