To arrive in Malaga, instead of taking the typical route through Madrid, Spain's capital and largest airport, I flew into Lisbon, Portugal, then straight into Malaga. While I usually have horrible luck with air travel-- bags being lost, having flights delayed, and missing connections-- I was surprised at how smoothly this trip went. All of my flights were on time, and all of my bags were ready, and waiting for me when I arrived in Malaga.
On my transatlantic flight, from New York to Lisbon, I traveled Air Portugal and was pleasantly surprised at the dinner that was served on the flight.
I had chicken and vegetables with rice pilaf, a salad, bread, and black forest cake, and it was actually pretty good for airplane food.
As if I wasn't already excited enough to be arriving in Spain, there was a great article in the in-flight magazine on Madrid, that featured pictures of churros and tapas that would make your mouth water.
Churros with chocolate. Churros are basically strips of fried dough that taste just like funnel cake; they are served with a cup of really thick hot chocolate that you dip them in to experience your own little slice of heaven :)
Atocha, Madrid's main train station.