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... the upper parts of Mulhacen are plastered with snow.
At Granada, I'm delayed for half an hour by a traffic jam - very frustrating, but as things later turn out, this is the only delay of the day (apart from when the Corsa slows down on a steep hill, that is). The motorway continues northwards from Granada towards Jaen. It's a route I've driven just once before, but after Jaen I'm on new ground, continuing northwards towards Bailen. The Sierra Nevada are now ...
... yards from the hotel (Hotel Sol).
Next morning, Sunday , we toured the city beginning with the El Greco museum and residence. This painter was not that well known while he was alive, but his paintings, especially of Jesus, Mary and the apostles are now very well known and his style of painting has been copied by many others. In the afternoon we toured the Toledo cathedral, a magnificent structure encompassing four different ...
... being the main photographer for the blog. In Portugal, another camera fell off a ledge trying a “selfie”. We are down to one camera and a phone so we will buy a “good” one in Barcelona.
The day was very hot approaching 100 degrees. It doesn't feel too bad in the shade and there is plenty of it. In the past, Toledo was known for quality sword manufacturing. We noticed that many of stores sold decorative swords and quality ...
... fruits, and some sort of humus that you just eat with a spoon, no pita or bread needed. For dessert we were served a chocolate soufle covered with salt and caramel (not salted caramel). It was amazing! I’ve never had anything like it. I was also able to try a local beer called Domos and it was really nice. It was very similar to Leffe from Belgium, which is my favorite beer. So the surprise lunch turned out to be an excellent way ...
when I do it will be epic. After a quick coffee and wandering around with our
friends, me and Tamar made it back to our apartment. We just relaxed and took a
quick siesta before our dinner. A few of the kids from san fransisco organized
the entire group to go out together since we had yet to make it happen. Me and
Tamar got ready a “pre-gamed” with a few glasses of wine. Pre game is a new concept
we are learning from our American friends that requires us ...