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Help, help me, Ronda! PDF
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 16:00
 

"Help me, Rhonda" by The Beach Boys (1965)

“Well, Ronda you caught my eye (caught my eye)
And I can give you lotsa reasons why
You gotta help me Ronda
Help me get her(/him) out of my heart.”

 

I reckon this (slightly adapted) extract from the lyric of the Beach Boys 1965 hit resonates with lots of people who have come to Ronda to visit or to live. It certainly fits my situation back in 2008, when I came for a week to get over someone. It worked! Now I'm happily re-married and a full-time resident.

But why is this stunning city so special?

Over the centuries many visitors to Ronda have had very positive things to say about the place; to see a selection click here.

© Paul Whitelock

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Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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