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Views from Ronda.

Well, Ronda you caught my eye (caught my eye)
And I can give you lotsa reasons why
You gotta help me Ronda
Help me get her out of my heart

Help me Ronda - The Beach Boys :-)


When I woke up this morning I felt like a train had run over me. I had a very bad night's rest, probably dreaming of lost love. What's worse I had caught a nasty cold, probably because of the airconditioning of the car. The weather in Ronda didn't help much since there was a chilly cold blowing through the El Tajo gorge and every time you came close to it you'd almost be blowing out of your shoes. The sky was cloudy but fortunately there were more than enough moments of warm sunshine.


Ronda is one of those places to die in, or at least a must see before you do.

Puente Nuevo, Ronda.
Celebs like Hemmingway and Orson Welles had temporarily lived here and Welles even had his ashes placed here after his death. Wherever you go, once you approach El Tajo you are welcomed by the most amazing views and walking around the town you are met by an amazing new angle or point of view every time. As such you can easily fill half a day strolling around Ronda. And so we did, ending at the same Plaza where we had our first beer yesterday, a tradition we gladly repeated.


Mark and I stayed at this square with the statue of Hercules with two lions getting some extra beers and joking about classic Monthy Python scenes until we were in a mood silly enough to visit the Museo Lara that had an exposition about the Inquisition (' Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!'). The museum was a weird place with the strangest collection of old stuff, ranging from guns to clocks, old film cameras to telephones, with not much of a central theme (besides 'old junk').

Puente Vieojo, Ronda.
Our silly mood quickly disappeared when we found the cellar filled with the most horrible torture equipment a man can imagine. A next room included the strangest collection of spooky statues of mythological witchcraft monsters, like werewolves and sirens. Totally flabbergasted we left the museum, looking for something more uplifting.


We got back to the hotel, took the remaining bottle of Licor 43, two glasses and a bag of nacho chips and found us a nice spot near El Tajo with a marvellous view. Not getting too close we could enjoy the warm sunshine while fantasising which of the houses on the mountain at the other side of the gorge would be ours when we'd retired. A perfect way to spent the rest of the afternoon, which we ended with a cup of coffee and an ice cream at a place I normally avoid like the plague: McDonalds. They had wifi internet so it gave me a chance to check some emails.


By the evening it had gotten really cold and my own cold was getting worse, so after having dinner I got between the sheets early after taking a couple of painkillers.

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Views from Ronda.
Views from Ronda.
Puente Nuevo, Ronda.
Puente Nuevo, Ronda.
Puente Vieojo, Ronda.
Puente Vieojo, Ronda.
El Tajo, Ronda.
El Tajo, Ronda.
Puente Arabe, Ronda.
Puente Arabe, Ronda.
Views from Ronda.
Views from Ronda.
Views from Ronda.
Views from Ronda.
Gardens of Don B
Gardens of Don B
I took your picture in front of m…
'I took your picture in front of …
View from the gardens of
View from the gardens of
The comfy chair ! Museo Lara, Rond…
The comfy chair ! Museo Lara, Ron…
Iron Maiden, Museo Lara, Ronda.
Iron Maiden, Museo Lara, Ronda.
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquis…
'Nobody expects the Spanish Inqui…
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquis…
'Nobody expects the Spanish Inqui…
Two glasses ... a bottle of Licor …
Two glasses ... a bottle of Licor…
... and a great view.
... and a great view.
All out of booze.
All out of booze.
Puente Nuevo by night, Ronda.
Puente Nuevo by night, Ronda.
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