We haven’t covered the Spain area much in the past, but luckily members Gerald and Ronda T. are here to fill us in on the Malaga province and all of its rich culture. His photo was incredible, earning second place in the Shoot for the Stars Landscape category, but so was the rest of their trip!
GDV: Where was this photo taken?
Gerald: We stayed in Malaga, which is near Spain’s Sun Coast, and toured the area. This photo was taken at the Puente Nuevo Bridge near the historical city of Ronda, which is right above the gorge. My wife especially enjoyed the city because that’s her name.
Ronda was a cool city itself. It has a lot of history, such as when the Spanish Moors took it over. Spain fought to take the country back, which then divided the gorge.
GDV: What made you want to go to Spain?
Gerald: I’m from Spanish descent, so I have always wanted to go there. We took the family with us and it was the trip of a lifetime. Spain was absolutely amazing. We were captivated by the scenery. We rented a van and rode to Ronda, explored the Rock of Gibraltar and toured Granada.
Spain itself, there is so much history. The United States is so young compared to Europe and there’s so much to learn. Spain oozes with history everywhere you go. One of the first bullrings is in Ronda (Plaza de Toros de Ronda). The city, the architecture, the bridge – it’s incredible to think that human heads could actually put that together.
GDV: How was the resort (Club La Costa)?
Gerald: Amazing. It was 50-100 yards from the beach. Gorgeous conditions inside and out. There were three or four pools, a restaurant and cabana. Plus it was in a central location, so there was a lot to do. It was a beautiful property and I would go back in a heartbeat.
GDV: How many other trips have you taken with the membership?
Gerald: We’ve taken a lot of trips with you guys. Half a dozen at least, so we’ve gotten our use out of it. In fact, we just got back from staying in New Orleans, which was great.
Very nice, Gerald, we’re glad you were able to see more of your heritage! With your free Activity Fee, here’s to hoping you’ll use it to make new discoveries!