On the way from Malaga to Seville, we stopped by the small town of Ronda for a few hours. We arrived before noon, and there weren’t many tourists at that hour, which gave us a nice break from the more touristy areas.
“Ronda is the place where to go, if you are planning to travel to Spain for a honeymoon or for being with a girlfriend. The whole city and its surroundings are a romantic set.… Nice promenades, good wine, excellent food, nothing to do…”
– Ernest Hemingway
The most famous sight of the town is the Puente Nuevo. It required a few minutes of walk downslope to see the usual sight as seen on postcards, but it was relaxing and refreshing as most tourists wouldn’t go on to that spot.
I was absorbed in the atmosphere of this place. It wasn’t crowded like Alhambra, neither was it that well-polished, and probably because of this, it felt more like a place still alive from the past. Walking its rugged grounds, I could almost imagine a soldier or two patrolling within the walls.
A long layover in an airport has always been a pain during the past few years of traveling between Czech Republic and Malaysia. This year while taking Turkish Airlines from Singapore to Prague we discovered the free walking tour in Istanbul provided by Turkish Airlines for passengers with long waiting hours (6 to 24 hours) at Atarturk Airport.