Travel Blogs from Dolar
... on the bus. Red flag #2. We drove out of the city into the countryside. The countryside in Andalucía is beautiful, full of olive trees in neat rows as far as the eye can see until they slowly disappear into the haze of the hot dry day.
Arriving in Quentar I asked a local woman the best way to get to the lake. Received another look of confusion, but we got general directions with only a had-drawn map copied from Google images, and set off. I felt a little ...
... evacuation points" on this hillside - something I've never seen anywhere before! There's even a hint that if you walk for the required number of minutes in the right direction, there'll be a helicopter there waiting to give you a lift - or if not, perhaps there'll be one along in 10 minutes' time....??
On regaining easier ground, I pass a sign pointing downhill towards Cabanas Viejas, a point I remember seeing on that signboard a couple of hours ago. It ...
This morning we went for a walk to visit the village just down the hill here called Beas de Granada. We went there the first day we arrived here, just to get some groceries , but did not look around very much. It was the middle of the day, warm and we were lugging a bag full with stuff each. The return walk back also means walking back up the steep hill with our bags full.Not a good idea. We promised ourselves a return visit later on.
The village itself is not very big but is ...
... and nobody except the farm dogs seems to take any objection to pedestrians. Once again, the weather is brilliant - clear and sunny, but not too hot.
Beyond the farms, the track steepens and then I cut off a corner by using a path which is even steeper. It's here that I encounter the first cyclists of the day, one of whom is pedalling strenuously up the track - but his companion has already had to dismount and push. Me? I wouldn't be able to get ...
... buses A LOT in Granada). At this point, the village of Quentar was as enticing as ever, as desirable as an ice cold glass of water on a scorching day, for we were hankering for an escape from yet another big city, which we were beginning to grow weary of. We did the 33 bus simply, but because of the time change, we missed the 1:30 PM bus to Quentar - drats! - and since it was a Sunday - double drats! - the next bus wasn´t until 6:30 ...
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