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  • Day14

    Ronda

    July 11 in Spain

    The town of Ronda is one of the most beautiful places in Spain. It's famous bridge is spectacular, and our hotel is literally on the cliff overlooking the bridge. Construction on the bridge began in 1751 and it boggles the mind how large a task it would have been. It is 120m high above a narrow canyon through which a river runs.

    The whole of Ronda is elevated above the countryside around it. There are many places from where magnificent views can be savoured.

    Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway both spent many summers in Ronda and wrote about how they loved the town, its beauty, rugged cliffs and its long tradition of bullfighting.

    The narrow streets and the white buildings are so characteristic of this area. It is one of the most beautiful towns in Andalusia, if not Spain itself. We are only spending one night here, which seems hardly enough.
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  • Day14

    Bullring in Ronda

    July 11 in Spain

    The bullring in Ronda is famous in Spain. Hemmingway wrote extensively about bullfighting and spent a lot of time in Ronda. I visited the bullring and toured its facilities, museum, bull handling yeards and the ring itself. For a town on only 30,000 people, it has a significant place in the history of bullfighting. Apparently the style of bullfighting differs in each area of Spain, and the toreadors in Ronda take a slightly different approach to those in Seville, who try to impress with flourishes and graceful turns and dance-like moves. Its a bit more stolid in Ronda, if I understand it correctly.

    The bullring here had more areas open to the public than the bullring in Seville. I could actually stand in one of the eight stalls that hold the bulls, which are released one by one and they run in a straight line from their pen, into the daylight of the ring. They are furious and a bit disoriented when they enter the ring, and are ready to take on whoever is standing in the ring wearing fancy clothes and waving a red cape around.

    The tour of the bullring was very interesting. I would like to see a bullfight but they are not taking place in the heat of summer.
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  • Day17

    Nerja then Granada

    July 14 in Spain

    This morning we got our swimmers on and went straight downstairs to the beach. There was no time to be wasted. Beautiful warm sunshine and the Mediterranean was beckoning. We sat on the beach for about an hour, swam for a while in the clear water and skimmed stones across the sea. It wa a very memorable morning and we wished we were staying longer in the Costa del Sol. We had to check out at 12:00pm so that was the limit of the time we had.

    We then drove about five minutes down the road to the famous viewing terrace called Balcon de Europa. It has a spectacular vista of the magnificent beaches in the area. The view is the most used publicity photo used to promote this region. We spent some time here soaking up the atmosphere. We bought some lunch and had an ice cream from one of the many stores selling a huge variety of flavours.

    We then headed off towards Granada, stopping only to look at the notable landmark which is the aqueduct with four tiers of arches. Another memorable sight in Nerja.

    We reluctantly left Nerja, wishing we had allocated more time to this beautiful coastal region of southern Spain.
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  • Day14

    Setenil de las Bodegas

    July 11 in Spain

    Our second stop for the day was in a town set on a gorge with the white houses literally built into the cliffs. The inhabitants are almost troglodytes - living in caves. The houses look like they have been slowly swallowed by the granite cliffs, but they have been built right into the rock. Even the main cafes and restaurants are built in under a huge overhanging ledge of granite.

    We were able to marvel at the town, its white buildings and the people who lived in the rocks.Read more

  • Day16

    Back to Spain

    July 13 in Spain

    We spent the night our hotel Dar Souran which is located in the Medina of Tanger. We went up to the terrace for breakfast which was included. Breakfast included orange juice, coffee, eggs, bread, pastries, crepes, jams and honey, and olives.

    Hassan our troublesome guide turned up to take us to our taxi. We traveled back to the ferry terminal at the huge port in Tanger. The port is massive. It is obviously being expanded to one of the major African ports. There were acres of brand new cars just waiting to be transported around the world.

    It was amazing to again be travelling across the straits of Gibraltar. One of the major waterways in the world. At one point I could count over fifty large container boats and ferries within our view on this major traffic route to and from all the Mediterranean countries and the rest of the world.

    Once we arrived back in Spain, we found our hire car still parked where we left it, and drove along the beautiful Costa del Sol (coast of the sun, or sun coast) to the beautiful town of Nerja and our hotel right on the beach. We had a swim in the Mediterranean Sea and enjoyed sitting in the warm sunshine along with other sunbakers. The Costa del Sol is a popular holiday destination for
    English and French holiday makers during the summer.

    The weather is spectacular. The sunshine is clear, the water refreshing and the daylight lasts until 9.30pm. The twilight is long and the sunset beautiful.
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  • Day42

    Málaga

    June 19 in Spain

    Gestern haben wir Granada verlassen und sind jetzt wieder am Meer. Die Temperatur ist gleich wieder deutlich angenehmer, da es in Granada ziemlich heiß war. Wir haben uns an einem Campingplatz circa 25km vor Málaga wieder mit Gerrit Jan und Joke getroffen. Heute sind wir mit ihnen in die Stadt gefahren. Wir haben uns das Geburtshaus von Picasso angeschaut, das aber so unscheinbar ist, dass wir erstmal daran vorbei gelaufen sind. Weiter ging's zur Kathedrale, die uns begeistert hat. Der eine Turm wurde bis heute nicht fertig gestellt. Eine Kugel Málaga-Eis darf natürlich nicht fehlen. Am Abend sind wir dann noch gemeinsam in ein Restaurant mit super Ausblick aufs Meer gegangen.
    Die Stadt hat uns sehr gut gefallen!
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  • Day44

    Marbella

    June 21 in Spain

    Gestern sind wir mit Gerrit Jan und Joke weiter gefahren nach Estepona. Am Abend haben wir uns das Spanien Spiel in einem Irish Pub in der Stadt angeschaut. Heute sind wir Abends nach Marbella gefahren. Die Stadt ist sehr gepflegt. Es gibt viele kleine Gassen mit Läden. Außerdem gibt es einen Hafen für große Yachten, ein Stückchen außerhalb des Zentrums, den wir aber nicht angeschaut haben. Ein wunderschönes Blumen-Städtchen.Read more

  • Day8

    Malaga - City & Beach

    June 12 in Spain

    It was the first really hot day in Spain today. We spent the whole day walking through Malaga. In the evening we relaxed a couple of hours on the beach and of course I jumped in the ocean.

    Heute war der erste wirklich heiße Tag in Spanien. Wir haben uns den ganzen Tag Malaga angesehen bevor wir dann gegen Abend an den Strand gegangen sind um ein bisschen zu entspannen. Natürlich bin ich auch ins Meer gesprungen aber nur kurz, da das Wasser mit 17 Grad noch echt kühl war.Read more

  • Day5

    Ronda

    June 9 in Spain

    One of the most visited towns in Andalusia is Ronda. It is located on top of a mountain and divided into two parts by the giant "El Tajo" Canyon. It is a really amazing view to see this city and the canyon.
    Tonight we had a very good Paella and later at night some snails.

    Under Etappenziel Ronda haben wir dann am frühen Nachmittag erreicht. Ronda zählt zu einer der meist besuchten Städte in Andalusien und vor allem die Lage auf einem Berggipfel und die "El Tajo" Schlucht, welche die Stadt in zwei Hälften teilt sind einen Besuch wert.

    Am Abend gab es für uns dann noch eine Paella und zu späterer Stunde sogar noch ein paar Schnecken. Mmmmhhh...
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  • Day6

    Ronda - Marbella

    June 10 in Spain

    We had a scenic drive today from Ronda to Marbella. After a short stop at the Hard Rock Cafe in Marbella we explored the downtown of the city. In the city there was a big festival with lots of music, food and flamenco dancers.

    Auf dem Weg von Ronda nach Marbella sind wir mitten durch die Berge Andalusiens gefahren. Kurz bevor wir dann dir Küste erreicht haben, konnten wir sogar einen ersten Blick auf Gibraltar werfen.
    Nach einem kurzen Stop im Hard Rock Cafe von Marbella haben wir dann noch die Innenstadt von Marbella unsicher gemacht. Hier fällt auf, dass das Preisniveau in Marbella ca. doppelt so hoch ist wie in Jerez...
    In der Stadt war heute auch noch ein Fest mit viel Musik, Essen und Flamenco Tänzern.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia de Málaga, Provincia de Malaga, Málaga, Malaga, Província de Màlaga, マラガ

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