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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sephardic Heritage Trip to Spain 2016/5776: Day 6

Our day started with minyan and our usual deluxe breakfast. We checked out of the Eliott hotel and walked (literally) across the border from Gibraltar to Spain. Next up, a bus ride to the picturesque sea town of Marbella took us to a catamaran ferry to the neighboring town of Puerto Banus. The boat's unique netting allowed us to lounge over the water. We were so close, a wind gust took Marielle's jacket overboard! Thankfully, no passport or money was lost.
Puerto Banus has a luxury shopping district which kept us busy window shopping (and deal-finding).

We then took another bus ride up a winding mountain road to the quaint town of Ronda. Built on the top of cliffs, Ronda features an arch bridge over a steep ravine, providing several outstanding views. We managed to catch a marching band playing traditional Spanish music. It was really cold, so we hurried back to our bus and headed for the port city of Malaga. After starting by the statue dedicated to Solomon ibn Gabirol (we learned his poems in our Hebrew classes!), we had some time to browse the Lario shopping area.
Solomon ibn Gabirol
The day ended with a falafel and pasta dinner in Torremolinos, where we are staying for the night. It was a great day to end off an amazing trip! Tomorrow, we return home to the States.