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Benalmadena and Ronda

Day 10
We left Granada by coach (bus). Very comfortable seats, wi-fi, large picture windows and only $12eu each to Malaga. We picked-up our rental car right next to the bus station and drove to our hotel/condo in Benalmadena - which is just 10km south of Malaga. After experiencing the historic Albayzin with the narrow, winding cobblestone streets, it was quite a surprise to find the large Florida style resorts lining the Costa del Sol. Especially bizarre as everyone here is English. It was weird and a little disappointing at least from an adventurist point of view. However, it did have its plusses - such as elevators, showers big enough to turn around in, TV we could understand, and bacon! We even went to an English pub and had a pint of Guinness.
On our second day here we took a long day trip to Ronda. It was a two hour drive into the mountains - often not seeing another car for 10-15 minutes, making us wonder what the heck we were doing. Once we arrived in Ronda we had lunch and spent the afternoon wandering through the enchanting streets and shops as well as admiring how they built this village along the cliffs of the deep gorge. I'm guessing the outside windows don't get washed very often.
It won't be hard to discern which are the Ronda pics and which are from our from the Costa de Florida (Sol).
We have one more night here and then we are off to Gibraltar and Cadiz and hopefully the more Spanish side of the coast.4BC1ABEFBDE3FA1B016FEF65213686FA.jpg4BBFD4CA06C19DE148188CC5AA6005AE.jpg4BBD9F1AC5BA404FAC4464BB3FC08957.jpg4BBB9A6CBD9EB6D2F2A50D2334BFEA4B.jpg4BB8C80EEC4C82BD9FD9F2294C5AD145.jpg4BB648F7B211EFA8170FB906BB961F49.jpg4BB42C3EF89C2237AAD9AC4BDF31632E.jpg4BB25804B3AE006225D909CAFEC0D60A.jpg4BAFAE99C5092F41E6A6B44A926AB900.jpg4BAB796DFC59E16010BAB7530EB617ED.jpg4BA81AFBD20C431147FA2147D1415B92.jpg4BA4EA10AE0458FB5287973B0E8B6F13.jpg96F266E00D23D10F30298F99DFAC1C7F.jpg

Posted by Catnchas 23:36

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What a beautiful place, weather looks like it's out of this world. Blazer update, lost Wes Matthews for the season but afllalo should fit in nicely. Have fun!!!!!

by Sherm

Great job with the blog! The pictures of the Alhambra and Ronda are bringing back great memories. We took a horse drawn carriage ride around Ronda - Paige loved that - and stayed in a funky hotel over looking the cliffs for a couple of days. We'd like to return.

by Paul Edgewood

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