Day 8 - Ronda - The Old Town

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

Shhh! It's early and all I can hear is s gentle breeze blowing through the gorge below. I sneak out of bed, grab my camera and start shooting. The town is quiet at 6am with just a few workers making deliveries. I breath in the crisp clean air and just soak in the view. The water below provides a rhythmic calming sound and it lulls me back to sleep.

Ronda is a small village with a slower pace. After a week of busy cities this is a welcome stop. Tomorrow is our big trip into the countryside to visit an organic olive oil farm. Today we are walking the city and searching for goods for the shop.

After a delightful breakfast on the terrace overlooking the bridge, we head out into the old town. The old town of Ronda is quite charming with cobbled narrow streets that open up to small gathering spaces. Many have tiny play yards for the nino's to play.

Along the way we dart in and out of shops finding pottery and linens for the shop. We make our way to

Entrelenguas where we will be enjoying an olive oil farm experience tomorrow. The staff is welcoming and enthusiastic and give us a great list of local bars that support the slow food movement.

Slow food refers to those who grow, raise or use ingredients from the local area. We walk down the hill to Bodega San Francisco which is a locals favorite bar and enjoy a casual lunch. The outdoor seating quickly fills us with a line forming. We try the tuna salad, a variety of skewered meats and finish with some garlic shrimp. All of the dishes are simple and made with fresh ingredients. Perfect for a hot day.

As we make our way back to the hotel we stop to listen to local musicians strumming their guitars in the plaza and share a bowl of white chocolate custard with orange sorbet, cool and sweet at the same time. Getting on local time has given way to enjoying the afternoon siesta. We rest, work on the blog and ready ourselves for dinner.

Tonight we are visiting Number 4 on Entresleguas Slow Food pamphlet. The bar i