Academic Writing Week

– Information for participants –

 

So great that you decided to come to the academic writing week! Below you can find all the detailed information about the week so that you’ll come well prepared. Please don’t forget to fill out your questionnaire. If you have any additional questions then feel free to ask me any time. I’m here to help.

 

Looking forward to meeting you in person,
Tonke

Questionnaire

First of all:
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Dates

19 – 25th of June

Check-in from 15.00h on Sunday

 

Welcome drinks start at 19.00h, so please try to be there at that time

 

Detailed schedule

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Address and contact details

El Patio Andaluz
C. Félix Lomas, 25, 29700 Vélez-Málaga, Málaga
Contact Tonke
Mobile: 0031623204452
Email: tldejong@doctortonke.com
Velez-Malaga is located 6km from the mediterranean sea and 40km east of Malaga City

What to pack?

The good news:

Please don’t stress too much about what to bring. Up to now, I’ve not encountered a single thing here in Spain that I couldn’t buy. Velez itself is also big enough to buy everything you need.

The house has a washing machine, bed linen, and towels. The bedrooms do have air conditioning.

Velez-Malaga is a safe town. I’m comfortable walking on my own at day and night through town and people are very kind. You should be a bit more careful in bigger touristic cities (pickpocketing).

What you’ll probably need:

In addition to what you would normally bring:

– Sunscreen
– A hat and/or sunglasses
– Your swimming suit
– A beach towel
– Light clothing
– Mosquito repellent

In many smaller cafes and shops it’s still most usual and convenient to pay in cash.

Clothing:

Please wear what you think would be comfortable considering the warm climate. Most probably, it will be between 25 – 30 degrees Celsius during the day. Also, as there are shared bathrooms, you might like to bring a comfy house outfit or pajamas.

Most probably you will need a light jacket or sweaters during the evenings and mornings.

How to get around

Public transport:

I recommend using Google Maps and ticking the “public transport” option if you want to travel by public transport, for example, if you are planning on taking public transport from Málaga airport to Vélez-Málaga.

In Vélez-Málaga you can do everything on foot. There are direct bus lines from Vélez-Málaga to e.g. Málaga City, Granada, and to the beach in Torre del Mar.

If you want to explore Spain further, there are frequent bus lines between the bigger cities and sometimes also trains (for example from Málaga city to Madrid and from Málaga city to Cordoba).

Taxi:

If you prefer to use a taxi when you arrive at the airport, you can find an official taxi stand directly outside the airport. There you can catch a taxi without pre-booking. The total cost to take you to Vélez-Málaga should be around 60 euros.

In addition, you can use a taxi to go to the beach for example. This should be around 10 – 15 euros in total for a one-way ride. Uber is not working in Vélez-Málaga, so it’s best to call or send a WhatsApp to a local taxi company, such as RadioTaxi Vélez-Málaga (phone number: +34 622022040)

Bla Bla Car:

Another way of transport in Spain is “Blablacar”. It’s an online platform where you can share your ride. This means that as a traveler you can search for specific rides where you can join the driver, for example from Vélez-Málaga to Málaga city.

It’s a common way of sharing transport in Spain and prices are low. You can find the website here: https://www.blablacar.es/

What to do besides writing?

Some suggestions to get you going

Before or after the week:

– Explore Málaga city, one of the biggest Spanish cities. Visit all its beautiful sites, such as the beach, the Picasso museum, the Alcazaba, the chiringuitos, and more.
– Go to university town Granada and make sure to visit the Alhambra
– Visit Cordoba and walk through its unbelievably big cathedral

After lunch during the week:

– Walk through the historic town of Vélez-Málaga
– Go to the beach and have a cocktail or coffee in one of the beach bars in Torre del Mar, or walk on the long boulevard
– Visit Málaga city and its famous Alcazaba
– Go to one of the white mountain villages such as Frigiliana or the lovely beach town Nerja
– Relax at our lovely townhouse and read a book
– Continue working and have that necessary video call

More inspiration needed?

Definitely worth checking out: www.mivelezmalaga.com
It’s by far the most complete guide of Velez-Malaga and its surroundings. They also have a blog on “Whats on …”, listing all activities in a specific month in the region! Make sure to visit a Flamenco show in Vélez-Málaga, if there’s any during the week!

Can’t wait to meet you in person. Wishing you happy preparation!