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Yesterday we packed up and left Granada to drive to Malaga. We took a detour to a town at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, driving through Lanjaron and Orgiva to get to Pampaneira. Pampaneira is a white town high up in the hills of the Sierra Nevada, the views of the mountains were amazing. Unfortunately the village is very touristy, a problem I've encountered throughout most ...
DAY 21 – April 2, 2015
Today we headed up the hill to the remains of the Castillo de Gibralfaro for the aerial views of the city and the port.
Then a return to lower ground and the Alacazaba de Malaga. It dates back to the eleventh century and inconjunction with the Castillo formed the palace-fortress ...
... try the tapa bar scene.
The next day we went to the "beachier" side of the city, and sun-bathed for part of the afternoon, trying to get as much warmth as we could before returning to cold Geneva (although obviously not as cold as Boston). I even put my feet in the Mediterranean! Then we tried tapas for lunch, hated them, went to Pablo Picasso's birth house and then museum, and made up for the sad lunch by going to this awesome tetería, where we got ...
... arch – quite cool. The tile work on the ceilings is beautiful as is the detailing around each window. The ruins are in fairly decent shape for having been "rebuilt" by the Moors in the 11th, & 14th Century. We walked a lot but not all the way to the top of the mountain to the castle Gibralfaro (too hot, no shade). For both of us – it is ALL about the shade. No tree, no shade.
Here I am now sitting at Malaga airport waiting for the flight to Casablanca where we start on a 9 day tour of Morocco...looking forward to this and you will hear all about it later!
So the last few days in Nerja have been great. I did a day trip to Granada and saw the town and the Alhumbra (amazing!) the drive was good too with the coast on one side and the snow capped Sierra Nevada Mountains (trivia) on the other.
The rest of the time we have explored a ...