As the Costa del Sol revels in the first few days of Phase 1, EWN asks the public in Spain how they are enjoying their freedom

First taste of freedom: Residents try to grasp some kind of a normal life. Credit: Twitter

As the Costa del Sol revels in the first few days of Phase 1, EWN asks the public in Spain how they are enjoying their freedom

IT was the moment we had all been waiting for, that first taste of freedom that the majority of us had been unable to have for two months. The enforced confinement had pushed us into facing unprecedented challenges, luckily from the safety of our own homes.

This Monday we were finally allowed to visit family we had missed dearly, go for a coffee or a beer, catch up with friends, go to the shops and a number of other things we had previously taken for granted.

As residents and businesses try to grasp some kind of a normal life, Euro Weekly News spoke to members of the public on the Costa del Sol to see how they were enjoying the first few days of Phase 1.

Elliott Wright at Olivia’s

Elliott Wright, owner of the popular Olivia’s in La Cala de Mijas told Euro Weekly News “It has been hard work preparing for Phase 1 but we have rearranged the terrace and can now seat 80 people observing social distancing.”

“We reopened on Monday and were very pleased with the number of customers who came and as an added attraction we now have a DJ playing on the terrace which has been well received.

“Whilst we would prefer advance bookings, it is possible to turn up and if we have room guests will be more than welcome” he added.


Marie Rodriguez.
Credit: EWN

Marie lives in Benalmadena, “I was obviously excited to get out of the house to see my family, which was wonderful. However, I am a bit alarmed by the number of people that are on the streets and not wearing face masks or staying apart from each other. It would be heartbreaking to come so far only for a second wave of the virus to come.”

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Damon Mitchell

From the interviewed to the interviewer

As frontman of a rock band Damon used to court the British press, now he lives the quiet life in Spain and seeks to get to the heart of the community, scoring exclusive interviews with ex-pats about their successes and struggles during their new life in the sun.

Originally from Scotland but based on the coast for the last three years, Damon strives to bring the most heartfelt news stories from the spanish costas to the Euro Weekly News.

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