Exhibition about Japan in CAC Mijas

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At Hotel Yaramar we are aware many of you quite like art, so because of this we frequently use this blog to recommend you some of the many great exhibitions we have the fortune to have available in Costa del Sol.

Today is one of these occasions as since the 30th of November and until the 27th of February CAC Mijas is housing a very interesting exhibition called “Japan: Culture and Tradition”.

This exhibition is on display in Exhibition Room number 2 of CAC Mijas and its purpose is to celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relationships between Spain and Japan.

In CAC Mijas now, you can see many beautiful engravings in rice paper from the 19th Century by some of Japan’s most famous artists.

These works show Japanese everyday life scenes and several characters like emperors, samurais and geishas.

Apart from the engravings there is also a crystal urn with a “kabuto”, which is a type of helmet used by ancient Japanese warrior, as well as a “katana”.

As we have said in previous blogs when we have recommended CAC Mijas, this museum is in the centre of Mijas Pueblo, in calle Malaga, and it is open Monday to Saturday from 10 P.M to 6 P.M.

CAC Mijas is a very popular museum in Costa del Sol. Its regular entry price to access all facilities of the museum is 3 euros, and the price for groups and over 65s is only 2 euros.

If you are planning to visit Mijas soon we recommend you visit this interesting exhibition about the Empire of the Rising Sun!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Meet “Clarity”, our TUI resident duo

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A pair of weeks ago here on the blog of Hotel Yaramar we introduced you our new TUI production team, so today we have the pleasure to introduce you to “Clarity”, the fantastic resident duo that tour operator TUI has sent us over from the U.K.

“Clarity” is formed by Sarah Waugh and Lewis Orton.

Sarah is the vocalist, she is 22 years old and she is from Nuneaton, in Warwickshire. She studied Popular Music at University of Wolverhampton, met Lewis there and formed the duo together about a year ago after playing in several bands together for years.

Sarah started singing lessons when she was 16, though her love for music started much earlier as she started playing piano at the age of 7.

Sarah told us she originally got inspired to sing professionally by Adele, though in terms of favourite bands her guilty pleasure is definitely SClub 7!

Last summer when she graduated from University she taught at primary schools across the Midlands, but as she and Lewis fancied working abroad they decided to go for it, and this is why they are now here with us at Hotel Yaramar.

When we asked Sarah an interesting fact about herself she told us that when she was studying at university she had a tough first year and almost left to follow a completely different path but luckily, she didn’t.

When we asked her about Fuengirola she said she thinks it is an incredible place as even the small side streets are beautiful plus the weather is gorgeous.

The other member of “Clarity”, Lewis, is 23 and he comes from a small village in Leicestershire, right in the middle of England, called Barwell.

Same as Sarah, Lewis also studied Popular Music at University of Wolverhampton, and besides playing the guitar he also sings, though this is quite recent as his first concert singing was in May last year.

He loves lots of different music, but he initially was inspired to play guitar by British band Busted. He then started liking other bands such as Oasis and Arctic Monkeys.

Before playing at Hotel Yaramar, Lewis worked as a barman in a few different places as well as teaching guitar and music in primary schools. He also used to play with a Stereophonics tribute band, which was good fun.

When we asked him to tell us an interesting fact about himself he said once he fell over on stage in front of thousands of people, but he carried on playing the guitar throughout. He also adds that when he was a child he was famous in his village for being a devil child as he used to scream and have terrible tantrums.

He says he loves Fuengirola and its hot weather as he does not like the cold and that he is fascinated by our ridiculously long beach.

Talented Lewis and Sarah play at the Aquarium Show Lounge from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 P.M., so they come you come down to see them perform and for a chat as they would love to get to know you all!

Thank you for your time, guys! We hope you have a brilliant season!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Meet our new TUI Team

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This week here on the blog of Hotel Yaramar we have the pleasure to introduce you the new fantastic production team that the tour operator TUI has sent us over from the U.K.

Their names are Esme, Callum, Martha and Martyn, this is their first season working for TUI and they will be here with us at Hotel Yaramar until the end of the summer season.

Esme is 22 and she comes from Leeds. She studied Musical Theatre at Expressions Academy of Performing Arts and when we asked her to tell us something about herself she mentioned she used to work in a chocolate shop in Haworth, which is where the Brontë sisters wrote their novels, which is quite cool considering “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë is her favourite novel. She also says she loves the Spanish weather, that she is very excited to meet you all and hopes you enjoy their daytime activities as well as the evening entertainment every night in the Aquarium Show Lounge.

Callum is also 22, he is from London and Essex, and studied Musical Theatre at Preston College.    Callum is a massive Tottenham fan even though he grew up right near the Arsenal ground. He says he loves the Spanish sun as well as the beautiful sights and he is very excited to spend the summer hereCallum hopes you go and say hello when you see him and encourages you to visit the Aquarium Show Lounge where they perform to see all they have to offer.

Martha is originally from Liverpool, is 21, she studied Musical Theatre at the University of Chichester and up until now she lived in Southampton. When we asked her about herself she told us she is a huge Everton FC fan and that she has been singing and dancing since she was 3, so she hopes to still be doing it when she is 100.  She also said she loves Fuengirola as it is beautiful, and the weather here is fantastic. Martha is very excited to meet you all and to entertain you over the next 6 months.

Martyn is from a town called Hamilton, just outside Glasgow, and studied Musical Theatre at a drama school in Guildford called PPA. When we asked him if he had any fun facts about himself he told us he plays the piano since he was 4 and that he once had lunch with Julia Roberts! He also says he loves the Spanish sun as well as the incredible historical buildings you can find in this country. Martyn hopes you have a fantastic stay at the Yaramar and hope you look for him if you ever need anything as he will be more than happy to help.

Now that we know a bit more about them we are sure that these friendly and talented guys will do all they can to make your holiday at Hotel Yaramar unforgettable.

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations