I had a scenic twisty, turn ride to Ronda this morning from Malaga. The landscape of Spain is quite amazing! I love the mountains and the valleys, the villages clustered together and the cool roads and the chill atmosphere. I’m just getting to know Spain but I believe I have already fallen in love!
I really didn’t have a plan for today just saw that there was a bus to Ronda which was close to Juzcar a town I really wanted to check out. So POW I’m there! No,clue what it is going to be like but I stoped at a little place before exiting the bus station and picked up a nice map with a little something about the cool things in Ronda. The lady at the shop started smiling when I flipped through the map. My spanish isn’t the best but I talked to her for about ten minutes about where to go, the best way to get there and where the bus/train station was on the map. I had her laughing with my excitement and headed out to explore the town. I was about ten minutes into walking the crisscrossed streets when I realized that the map guidebook I picked up was in German. Oh Snap! So I headed back for a few more laughs and picked up the English one.
A bevy of history makes Ronda quite beautiful. Walking through the parks and the streets with overlooking balconies, I loved seeing how many people were out early in the morning perusing around with dogs. I love dogs!
I made it to one of the first bull fighting arenas. The outer circle under the stands were filled with bulls, bullfighters, their outfits, horses, amazing photos, etc. I was taken aback when walking the second floor balcony feeling like I was there to watch the next bull fight. It was a special moment!
After I saw some more amazing views, hung out on the cliff’s edge next to a musician playing his beautiful music. I have heard music before but this guy really played something beautiful. I feel like my senses are amped up and that I can feel everything even more! And this is just the beginning! Holy Mackeral!
I stayed for a bit then I headed over to the talk of the town! It was an amazing bridge spanning across the gorge called Puente Nuevo. It is not just a cool bridge but a lifeline across to the other side of town. It was an impressive gorge and this bridge gave Ronda the fasted way to cross town. It was cool! I heard a tour guide saying that back in the day there were and still are dangerously cut steps spiraling down the cliffs which slaves were sent down to get water everyday. Those were some serious steps!
The town was filled with beauty and epic cliff views and cool people! I’d say next time you are in southern Spain you check out Ronda!