My second weekend of travel took me on a 4:30 a.m. bus to the amazingly beautiful city of Ronda, Spain. Located in Southern Spain's Málaga province, Ronda is a little mountain city that's set above a deep gorge. It's unlike any city I have ever seen before, and I immediately fell in love with it!! The city is quite small, but something I have recently learned about myself is that I tend to prefer smaller cities to big ones. I have found that it's often the small ones that seem to have the most charm for me. And after our crazy weekend in Barcelona, it was really nice to have a more laid back weekend in a small city, just strolling around and taking in all the beautiful views that Ronda had to offer.

There were ten of us total that went on this trip, and we all squeezed into a super cute Airbnb. Instead of spending money on food, we decided to go to take advantage of having a kitchen and make ourselves some meals. We all walked over to a little corner shop and bought all the necessities for a pasta dinner (which also turned into lunch the next day, haha), tons of snacks (including the best potato chips we had ever had before), and eggs and bacon for breakfast in the morning. Split between us all, we each paid about 2-3 euro!! And let me tell you, we had a lot of food. We pushed all the tables together in the living room and had a big family feast. It was honestly one of my favorite memories from the whole trip.

Overall, it was a weekend full of exploring, lots of walking and hiking, playing cards and drinking cheap sangria and beer with my friends, and as always, lots of amazing views. I'm just going to leave this post at that, because I think these photos can show the beauty and capture the essence of this city more than my words can. :)

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