Well, I guess I can't let it pass without mention that Michelle Obama and one of her daughters, Sasha have chosen Andalucia for their first ever European vacation. The First Lady is staying in the fancy Hotel Villa Padierna, in the municapality of Benahavis, between Estepona and Marbella. Mrs Obama has also been taken in some sites, including Marbella's old town
and today she was in Granada. (The town of Ronda is to be visited) .
I wrote a piece about the effect on tourism – you can read it here
Security was understandably tight, including US Security vessels out to see and plenty of Guardia Civil.
Pictures from RTV Marbella and The American Club of Marbella.
You can see more pictures on sur.es here and here
Doesn't look a very private or relaxing trip to me – she should have stayed in the hotel and enjoyed the spa and dining on the terrace of her suite!
P.S. If you want to find out more about the visit, check out:
The Marbella Style – a creative, humourous and insightful site by friend, Jeno – he's given a day-by-day blow on Mrs O's outfits!
Andalucia.com – the defacto portal by friends Chris and Michelle Chaplow – Chris has created an interesting and entertaining 'Follow the Obama Route' for people wanting to replicate Michelle Obama's vacation in Spain.
Thanks for the shout out Andrew! Besos!