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Travel Blogs from Granada
... missed the first time!
The Nasrid Palaces were well worth the wait! For a bit of historical background, the Alhambra was begun in 1232 at the beginning of the Muslim Nasrid dynasty. The Moors had held most of southern Spain until the Christian monarchs conquered Granada in I492. The Alhambra is a beautiful mix of the best of both cultures, despite years of decay and even attempts by Napolean's troops to blow ...
... from the main palace. On the edge of the large hill was the largest part of the outer wall and defense towers. This is the oldest part of the Alhambra, and it gives the best views of Granada and the larger Sierra Navada peaks. The rain started to pick up a bit when we went to this part, so any pictures won't do this view justice. There was also a really cool coliseum-like building and some really old baths. The baths looked very similiar to ...
... back vibe and beautiful scenery to go with it. Being the home of Tapas, we managed to source almost every meal this way or with a Menu Del Dia (lunch of the day). Tapas is a Granada way of life. For the uninitiated, most places in Granada provide a free plate of tapas with every drink purchased (only about 2 Euros). Interestingly, we were told that this used to be a law but now is more out of tradition. We did a free walking tour of the sights, but there is ...
... eat breakfast
10:45 a.m: Leave for classes
11:10-12:50: Culture of Spain class in the Sala de Actos
1:20-2:30 p.m: Arrive at Sonia's and relax for a while
2:30-3:15 p.m: The big lunch (almuerzo) of the day when everyone gathers to eat together
3:15-5:00 p.m: Work on homework a bit, take a siesta (I love this part of the day!)
5:00-6:40 p.m: Meet with friends in Granada, go to computers at CEGRI, book trips
6:40-8:30 p.m: Arab-Islamic Studies class in Sala ...
... Jess, majority of the world knows this and its really not that fascinating.) They touch park.. like theres a spot as big as my car plus 2 millimeters.. sufficient.. reverse park involves reversing into the car behind.. going, ok, now Ive hit that car, go forward until you hit the one infront.. In Aus this would result in mild bouts of insanity on the part of the car owner.
Ps. A would also like to mention that I dislike cleaning toilets. and while we ...