The last hurrah in Spain
Trip Start Feb 14, 2006
27Trip End Dec 15, 2006
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From Cordoba it was time to head to Granada. This Andalucian town is famous for the beautiful Alhambra - one of the most beautiful pieces of Moorish architecture in existence. It did not let either Louise or myself down and we spent a wonderful day exploring the beautiful stronghold. My all-time favorite classical guitar piece is called "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" (memories of the Alhambra) and I would recommend every reader out there to find a copy of it (especially one by Melbourne boy John Williams).
After a few days in Granada it was time for the last overnight train for the whole trip. The overnight train was, as usual, a horrendous experience. The two people opposite us were serious crack-addicts and one woman mounted a Shakespearian performance claiming she "had no money to buy her ticket" and "begging for help". I was convinced the whole thing was a scam much like I have seen drug-addicts perform professionally. Amazingly (after an hour of wailing) it worked and all the passengers passed around a hat for her. The train was also 5 hours late arriving in Barcelona. The only positive in regards to that was that Louise and I had our tickets refunded.
The last 2 days in Granada whizzed by. It was a lovely city with Gaudi exhibits being the main highlights. In reality my mind was already preparing for returning home. On the morning of the 14th of December I said my tearful goodbye to Louise and took a plane back to Australia.