Awed by the Alhambra
Trip Start Apr 16, 2012
46Trip End Jul 11, 2012
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We dragged ourselves couple of hundred metres down the hill then... lo and behold.........along came a taxi. Not sure whose smile was the bigger, Steve or Bogdan. To be fair Sue and I were awefully pleased too. It was an interesting trip in the taxi as there was a demonstration happening in the main part of town and we went through all the tiny backstreets. I must say the taxi back was really hair raising through the backstreets and no demo as an excuse lol
Can' t explaIn the Alhambra in words
El Granado where we stayed was a mix between an hostel and hotel. It was a really old building bht well renovated and modern inside. Again we were really happy with our choice. This was Sue's choice and it was winner.
We decided we couldn't live on Tapas for our whole stay and were really hungry so we had a proper lunch. Plat de jour. Very ordinary. The Sangria was good :-) We were really stuffed so we went back and had a siesta. About 9pm we set out again on the Tapas crawl.
Apart from the tapas and sangria Granada is a most beautiful city and we're so glad we visited.
Before I go I have to share with you the story of our departure. One of the lovely young people working at El Granado explained that a big section of the city that we would need to go through was closed because they were building a metro - the building had stopped because of the economic crisis - but the construction site remained. He explained how to get out of the city. Do you remember our entry and the 20 point turn to get the car out of the street where the hotel was. A decision was made that we wouldn't bring the car back into the street so we lugged our luggage to outside the car park - only a couple of short blocks. Steve went to get the car
On to San Pedro de A.............