El Cielo de Canar
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Travel Blogs from Canar
... 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 ...
... Green River) valley and back up again. The walk starts at around 1100m and descends to about 800m. Needless to say, the hardest part is slogging your way back up to the Carretera at the end! There are fine views across towards Navachica (the top still in cloud) during the early part of the walk and then a very steep descent, on a superbly constructed footpath into the Barranco de las Chortales. At the bottom of this, we arrive at ...
... across street corners and across roofs. I will include a photo to show you - a health and safety issue perhaps? Certainly no 'gold-plating' of the electricity grid going on here.
This afternoon I visited the Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) and the Museum attached to the Cathedral. In it are the tombs of Isabella and Ferdinand (who looked after Christopher Columbus so nicely while alive), as well as other Kings and Queens of Spain. It is ...
... funny until we tried to walk away and then they wanted money. We hadn’t wanted any of this as they had literally jumped on us, so we tried to give them 2€ but they wanted a note! After a bit of arguing we just walked off, leaving them the 2€ (I hope they didn’t curse us or something as they were not happy!).
The hostel we stayed at this time was much more social and there were lots of organised stuff for us to do. We were sharing our ...
... restaurants), restaurants and hookah bars. We spent a fair amount of time shopping and talking to the various store owners who all seem to love convincing you that you absolutely need everything in the store.
Around lunchtime, I took Emily to Kasbah (now a Granada tradition). I had been there in 2009 for lunch, and in November with Anna for tea. The restaurant has quite a unique feel, with hookahs on half of the tables, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking