Hotel Elena Maria
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... before boarding our bus with destination to Costa del Sol.
We arrived at Costa del Sol about 6pm. Our hotel is about two blocks away from the Mediterranean sea. We were able to go for a bit before dinner to put our feet in the sea....well the boys got completely wet.
Checkout some of the pictures we took.
... to the Alhambra....there aren't enough adjectives to describe the workmanship in the Moorish parts of the palaces....words and pictures will never do it justice.
The walk up to it is challenging to say the least, but we trudged up the massive hill. We first toured Charles V palace but all the other buildings are nothing compared to the main palace. A very short history lesson here....the Alhambra was the last fort held by the Moors against Queen Isabella and ...
We went on a walking tour the next day. This was followed by lunch of local specialties, oxtail stew and fried eggplant with honey. Both were divine, though N didn't really like the stew as it was a bit fatty and sinewy... I love fatty and sinewy. I also think the honey is probably a cane syrup, as they indicated it came from the sugar cane... I don't know how you get sugar cane honey. Can you get sugar cane honey?
So then it was off to ...
... enough for them to ski. The hostel is located in the Moroccan district of Granada and has an abundance of shops selling rugs and other awesome stuff. The Moroccan district is situated upon a rise of the landscape coming out of the city’s main road and it snakes into a one lane road with a small wall and a valley with a stream flowing through it on the right. If you were to look up above the valley you would notice a few big buildings, which make up the Alhambra but I’ll get ...
... reinforcing enhancing the greatness of the place! The beer+tapas-view of the hotel bar was followed by a shower and quickly back to the hoho butain heading for the restaurant which had reserved a very special table on the third floor balcony, overlooking Albaicín, Alhambra, Granada (to the right) with Sierra Nevada and other, even higher, mountains in the background (merci ma chère). We sat on the edge, between four other ...