Hotel El Tajo
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... old haunts and enjoying the sun, pools and tennis here, without too much new exploring.
We do a set of tennis each morning before the sun gets up, followed by a first swim of the day (me always, Chris sometimes) and then breakfast. We each win our share of our singles games- so far, three wins to ...
... br> adventure.
Although we weren't going to take what some have a described as amazing views as the
train passes through the mountains, we still have an opportunity to visit Ronda from our next destination.
Tuesday 16 June
In the morning we left the anchorage (still visited by customs during the night) and
went to Gib to pick up some diesel. At the marina they were asking 1.33 Euro per litre. We got 175 litres for £75 – you gasp – ...
We left a little late this morning since 3 of our travelers weren't on the bus in time. Very rude. The weather today is perfect. On the way to Ronda, we stopped at the ranch owned by a matador, Rafael Tejada. He is 38 and had been a successful civil engineer. 4 years ago he realized his dream and bought this 500-acre ranch near Ronda. He became a matador and also began raising the bulls for the bullfights. He is a self-taught matador and trained himself at night while he was ...
... the view if we didn't have the remainder of the town to see.
We debated going into the main church but once we went in and listened to the the audio tour, it proved we made the correct decision.
At one point we were looking down over the gorge and saw a walkway far below us so we decided to walk down and find that walkway. Again, we were so happy with our decision. By doing so we walked over the old bridge which was built in the 17th century and which gave ...
... starts we made it. Judy was a great navigator and kept her eyes on the map, barking out directions while I avoided tourists and locals who meandered across pedestrian crossings like they had all the time in the world - they probably do! The challenge was that none of the maps we had showed the plethora of one way streets and pedestrian only plazas in the town. The streets were very narrow and parking was premium. The hotel was really cool with unusual ...