Ronda, Spain

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.

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Closed Door – Alcazaba of Malaga

I went to the Alcazaba of Malaga in the afternoon. To my delight, there weren’t many tourists, and the entrance fee was a mere 0.60EUR with a student card.

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.

New Eyes

New Eyes

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

– Marcel Proust

Next time I leave for a trip, I shall make it a “voyage of discovery with new eyes”. And when I’m home, I hope there’s a change in me. I can see life with changed eyes – new eyes.

Or as usual, I’ll just travel mainly for the photos I can potentially make out of it :p

Perspective

Perhaps you’d think being up high makes you proud – everything beneath seems so small. But it didn’t. It made me realize I’m one of them. A tiny living being occupying a negligible space in the entire universe, yet surrounded by a Love bigger than one can ever imagine. Isn’t it so humbling and so uplifting at the same time?

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

-Gustave Flaubert.