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    PUERTO BANUS

    by LoriPori Written Mar 25, 2005

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    View of the Harbour

    Saturday, March 17, 2001
    An exclusive seaside resort, PUERTO BANUS is THE meeting-point of the jet-set in Marbella. Here you will find the most beautiful and luxurious yachts, the most elegant shops and the best restaurants. We thought of it as the place to see and be seen. Many folks were out on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon just enjoying themselves at the many sidewalk cafe's or just strolling among the beautiful yachts moored in the harbour. Many used their yachts as a week-end getaway place (probably too expensive to actually sail them).

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    "CUEVA DE NERJA" -- NERJA CAVES

    by LoriPori Written Mar 25, 2005

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    Cueva de Nerja Post card

    Wednesday, March21, 2001
    While in Nerja, a must see acitivity is to visit the CUEVA DE NERJA the Nerja Caves, a 3000 years old cave with colossal Stalactites. Hans and I thoroughly enjoyed going through the caves. At the time the entrance fee was 800 pesetas or $7.20 CDN.
    Among its most outstanding features is a column of 32 metres in height made up of one billion drops of water.
    Discovered in 1959, when five youngsters from Nerja and Maro stumbled upon it while on a nocturnal adventure hunting bats, Nerja Cave is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe.
    There is a total of 4,283 metres of caves, of which only a third are open to the public. For the moment, you are only allowed to enter the areas called Galerias Bajas (the lower galleries), known for their high vaulted ceilings and beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites
    One of the most spectacular caverns is the one known as the Cataclysm, an area on which Palaeolithic cave paintings (symbols and animals) can be seen.

    As it was so dark inside the caves, it was next to impossible to take any decent photos, so the accompanying picture is from a post-card.

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    OJEN --- TYPICAL WHITE VILLAGE

    by LoriPori Updated Mar 25, 2005

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    Lori & Hans in Ojen

    Monday, March 19, 2001
    Another cute little town in the mountains is OJEN a romantic place that is almost untouched by tourism. As you come up the road to the village, there is an amazing view of the white buildings that comprise Ojen. It is also a typical laid-back Spanish mountain town with friendly locals that greet you and wave hello.
    Ojen is located north of Marbella.
    65 kilometres from Malaga.

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    SUNDAYS -- FLEA MARKET IN ESTEPONA

    by LoriPori Written Mar 24, 2005

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    Flea Market in Estepona

    Sunday, March 25, 2001
    As we were looking for something to do on a cloudy, rainy Sunday afternoon, I found out that there was a flea market in ESTEPONA. It was quite a long drive, but it was all along the coast, going west from Torremolinos.
    Estepona is a small fishing village that conserved its original character extraordinarily well. There were several little restaurants that catered to the many British tourists that we saw there.

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    FUENGIROLA

    by LoriPori Updated Mar 24, 2005

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    Promenade in Fuengirola

    Thursday, March 22, 2001
    Located south and west of Torremolinos, FUENGIROLA is just a short drive away. Its eight kilometres of coast-line makes it an important tourist resort with nice beaches like Carvajal, Torreblanca del Sol, Los Boliches, La Gaviotes, Santa Amalia and El Castillo.
    The beautiful promenade spans practically the entire coast-line of Fuengirola, from the area of Sohail Castle to Santa Fe de los Boliches.
    One of the more attractive features of Fuengirola is its port. This is one of the most important suppliers of fresh fish to restaurants in the western area of the Costa del Sol. Actually Hans and I had a lovely dinner in Fuengirola, at the Versalles.
    Sohail Castle is Fuengirola's most important monument and was built in the 10th century.

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    RONDA -- TAJO GORGE

    by LoriPori Written Mar 24, 2005

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    Ronda  --  Tajo Gorge

    Friday, March 23, 2001
    While in this amazing town, you can also visit Ronda's "Plaza de Toros" a very original bullring ( one of the oldest in Spain) made entirely of stone and built in 1784 in neoclassical style. There is also the Church of Santa Maria, the house of Don Bosco and the TAJO GORGE which is 660 feet deep. More impressive than its buildings however, is the spectacular location of this town. Hans and I were just in awe of this place and highly recommend it as a day trip.

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    RONDA -- PUENTE NUEVO

    by LoriPori Written Mar 24, 2005

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    Puente Nuevo

    Friday, March 23, 2001
    Hans and I drove up into the mountains as we wanted to visit the beautiful town of RONDA, which is located north-west of Marbella. We passed through the magnificent Ronda Mountain-range.
    Many civilizations formed its history. Several prehistoric findings around Ronda document this region's early history. The most important are CUEVA DE LA PILETA, a cave with splendid wall-paintings.
    Its most impressive monument is of course PUENTE NUEVO (the "new bridge") which spans over Tajo River in a height of almost 100 metres. It looks like an old Roman aquaduct, but it was built in the 18th century by architect Jose' Martin de Aldehuela.

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    COIN

    by LoriPori Updated Mar 23, 2005

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    Hans & Town of Coin

    Friday March 16, 2001
    As it was a cloudy day, Hans and I thought we would take a drive up in the mountains. Along with stopping in Mijas and Ojen, we visited the cute little town of COIN. What was nice about Coin was that it wasn't over-run by tourists, it was just a typical, laid-back Spanish town in the mountains. We were greeted by the friendly people of Coin and watched them as they went on with their daily lives.
    Coin is located north-west of Torremolinos, north-east of Marbella.

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