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518 sional typical small village with its white-bleached walls. After cros- sing the Puente Nuevo in Ronda, which was built in the 18. century, we continued to the Caminito del Rey. There we met Maja, a Polish backpacker, who was totally en- grossed by the "King's Little Road". Since her childhood she had been dreaming of walking along this most dangerous track in the world. However, this has been closed to hikers and climbers for years and access is strictly forbidden and punished, she tells us. WE view the path and the impressive gorge from a safe distance before ending the day with a beautiful view over the Embalse Conde del Guadalhorc dam from the El Mirador restau- rant. The following day starts off later than we expected. A first hesitant look from under our tent at 7.30 a.m. told us that our clocks would be running differently for the next 10 days - the moon could still be seen, no sign of dawn yet. So we turned over in our sleeping bags without having a bad conscience and did not start brewing our morning coffee until 0.00 a.m. This certainly lets you leave everyday stress behind. Breakfast at nine, a long lunch between 2 and 4 p.m. and dinner never before 21.30 hrs - we quickly adapt to the customs of the Spaniards in the south and take a relaxed approach to the next stages of our trip. The unreal moon landscape of the Torcal de Antequerra impresses us, as does the town of Antequerra, which next to having a bullring, gives the impression of having a church for every inhabitant. Following smallest and small roads, bend after bend and pass after pass, we rode north over the following few days. Thorsten and his powerful R1200 GS master every incline, easing through every bend. With the vibrant F650 GS following the two of them. Europe has so many fantastic landscapes to offer. It does not always have to be the end of the world, a few days here have certainly convinced us of that. Although the odd road here does indeed give us the impression of being at the end of the world:

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