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Day Eight: Marbella

Posted on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Dave!It should come as no surprise that I love Spain. Since I've started this blog I've been here in 2005, 2007, 2009, five months ago in 2010, and now today. It's probable I'll be visiting again next year because there's still so many places left I want to see.

This is my first visit to the Costa del Sol in the south of Spain, and it kills me that I am only here for two days. Tomorrow I plan to explore Málaga proper, but today was spent down the coast in Marbella. I had hoped to get on some kind of tour so I could go in-country and see a bit of beautiful Ronda but, alas, it wasn't meant to be. Maybe when I eventually get around to visiting Seville and Granada I can manage to see the city then.

Anyway... I awoke to a weather map that looked like this...

Malaga Weather

Coast of the sun indeed. Just yesterday I was schlepping my suitcase through the snowy sidewalks of Cologne.

Marbella is a major vacation city of the Costa del Sol, and home to many famous and extremely wealthy people. As a playground for the über-rich it also includes a marina complex, known as Puerto Banús, which was my ultimate destination today because it's home to the Hard Rock Cafe Marbella...

Hard Rock Cafe Marbella

The rest of the day was a delicious mish-mash of good food and cool places to walk though in Puerto Banús...




And onward to Marbella...







Just a few photos from a beautiful day in a beautiful city!

And now off to bed before my legs collapse. I spent entirely too many hours walking today.

P.S. My suitcase was at the hotel waiting for me when I got back from dinner. As always, everything seems to work out in the end. Though all I really know for sure is that I'm glad to have clean underwear again...


  1. Feral cats on the beach. Hey, if your going to be feral, why not in a warm climate.

    The city looks wonderful.

  2. bo says:

    Whoa whoa whoa. Is it legal to post pictures of kitties on the internet without captions?

  3. kilax says:

    I LOVE Spain! Love it! It looks like you still had an awesome self tour 🙂 And love the cat shot 🙂

  4. Alan Labovitz says:

    My wife and another couple were booked to go the the Costa Del Sol, Morocco and the Rock of Gibralter but cancelled just before our trip. Our schedule was just after 9/11. It doesn’t look like we’ll be able to go now because we are getting older and much of our savings got lost in the recession. We still travel but a lot less these days. Love your pictures.

  5. Göran says:

    Good places to be at! And you need to come back. Ronda is great and Granada absatively fantastic! 🙂

  6. Foo Diddy says:

    Looks gorgeous, beautiful photos. Glad you got your suitcase, clean underwear is a wonderful thing.

  7. Cricket says:

    We just had to fork over a huge chunk of money to buy fuel oil to stay warm…. I am *so* jealous. But lovingly. I love how you share the pictures and I am so so happy that your luggage finally arrived!!

    I was wanting to go back to Toronto in a couple of months, but now I wonder how feasible Spain may be. Hahaha!

  8. Sybil Law says:

    Just gorgeous.

    And HOORAY for clean underwear!!

  9. Lisa says:

    What an absolutely beautiful day! Spain has never been on my top 10 places to see, but after seeing it through your photos I am changing my mind. It looks gorgeous.

  10. Julie says:

    I have never thought of Spain as a place to visit but now it is on my list!

  11. Stunning photos. As I said on Twitter yesterday I love that area of Spain but haven’t been since I was a teenager. Lucky.

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