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... around. On the way back we see an entrance to a holiday resort. This looks very nice, with a security guard on the gates. The grounds are very nice lots of plants a lake and seating overlooking the sea. So we decide to have lunch, big mistake this was the worst food we have eaten so far, flavorless and bland and the most expensive. After lunch we walk out on the new pier. It has been renovated with lovely white wooden planks, but the crazy thing it ...
... Once settled in, Victoria pointed
us in the right direction to catch the bus to the upper Albaicin area – the
Moorish section of town. It is stunning with narrow streets made of inlayed
stones (it reminds me very much of the towns we visited in Turkey). Victoria
recommended a restaurant that we eventually found – we were eating lunch by 3pm
but it was worth the wait. We shared gazpacho, fried eggplant (was like eating
... As Monica described it, oases and plant life was considered heavenly in the hot desert regions where the Moorish and Islamic rulers had come from which is why this palace was built with massive gardens and greenery surrounding it. I had scheduled us two tours of The Alhambra before we arrived which consisted of a Friday evening visit to Generalife (the gardens), and a Sunday midday visit to the Nasrid Palace (Saturday of course being wholly reserved for the cross festival). It was ...
... Mesquita, a beautiful mosque from the 8th century. After checking into the third hotel of the weekend we soon had dinner and headed off to a Flamenco show! This was definitely one of the highlights of the weekend. The show offered what seemed to be a fantastic representation of this typical dance of Andalusia, which has become known as one of the defining traditions of Spain. The shoe had so much energy and featured both men and women dancers, singers, and ...
After an afternoon of relaxation in the room, we headed over to the Alhambra with the group. We met in Plaza Nuevo. From there we walked up to the Alhambra. It was not nearly as steep as we were told. The views were AMAZING! Pictures are the best way to describe this experience. The tour was a little long but the views made up for it! Muy bonito!
We all came down as ...