Snapshots from Spain - A little more Ronda
playground and a family friendly, if a little stinky, bird enclosure.
girl. I couldn't help but notice that, in general, Spanish children seem to always be dressed to impress.
Plaza de toros de Ronda, the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain. A little further and you'll find Paseo de Hemingway. Orson Wells and Ernest Hemingway both summered in Ronda, writing about the dramatic bull fights and epic landscape. On Ronda Hemingway wrote, "That is where you should go if you ever go to Spain on a honeymoon or if you ever bolt with anyone." So, planning to elope? Hemingway says Ronda is where it's at.
Up top I said that Ronda is easy to navigate, and it totally is, but I wasn't so lucky. I have a pretty good sense of direction, but it's become a bit of a bad habit for me to get lost right away when I arrive in a new city. Heading out of the bus station I went in (what turned out to be) the opposite direction of my hotel, walking uphill into the sun, dragging my suitcase and backpack. When I found myself in front of the Train station I knew I'd picked the wrong direction. Thanks to the big town map out front I navigated my way back easily. This time I picked the shady side of the street and the downhill trip back to the bus station was no problem. In no time at all I arrived at my little hotel. Despite the extra stress and time spent, I gained some very valuable information. The train would take me on to Granada the next day and now I knew exactly where to find it.