Hotel Castillo Lanjaron
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In many ways, a day in Europe is like a night out at the theatre. By that, I mean that there is always something interesting to see, always a main feature or highlight. Today, the main feature would be the famous Alhambra, which is arguably the best Islamic palace in the world, and is pretty much the most popular tourist attraction in Spain. The weather for today would be fine and sunny as usual, with a top temperature of 28 degrees expected.
I woke at around 10AM, ...
... with views of snow capped moountains and vistas down to the ocean and across to white villages.
Rode for 6+ hours to get to David and Chris's place. Greeted by a cold beer, then another and another. Lots of good conversation and stories around ...
... in the states. And, today was a perfect day to see them…absolutely gorgeous weather: cool, sunny, and not a cloud in the sky. Our talented and experience guide, Christina, gave us a thorough and detailed tour of the complex, pointing out the intricate architecture, with its mostly Islamic influence. We learned that the Muslims did not allow any art containing people or animals (this was, and is, considered idolatry by them), ...
After travelling for over six weeks, and with a with a few recent city stops, we thought we deserved to take a little break from site seeing (I know, poor us) and headed inland from Murcia to a campsite that we had heard was a 'hidden gem' in a place called Los Banos de Fortuna. Having turned away from the coast we travelled through increasingly dull Lunascape. We wondered if we may have been given false information ...
... gardens, half-ruined towers and more history than you can shake a stick at. Apparently one of the Emirs was hanging out in the Generalife one day and his people took the opportunity to start a coup, taking over his palace and locking him out. Even the hedges are fortified, shaped with crenelated tops!
We wandered back to the hotel to spend the scorching afternoon by the pool, and suddenly it dawned ...