Macia Monasterio Los Basilios
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Today we leave the hillside town of Toledo and head through the plains of southern Spain towards Granada. The plains look like 101 south of Salinas - except with a lot of olive trees. Spain has over 325,000,000 olive trees. They say it can get to 110 degrees here during the summer. Ouch! In the south, we visited the hills of La Mancha and visited the fabled windmills from Don Quixote. These 16th century windmills are situated high on a hill above the city near ...
Well, I did not get some sleep surprise surprise. Not even attempting to sleep until the usual 3am, I couldn't sleep even then. Fiddling on my iPad for a bit longer I try again at 4am. No luck. Awake until at least 5am, when Heather's alarm went off at 7:30, I was not in the mood to get up. I let Heather know I wasn't going :( She gets ready and gets out, but by then I am awake. I lay for a bit but realize it is no use. I get dressed and ...
... and tiny patios were superb. Cordoba is obviously on many people's must see list before I die, as quite a few of the other tour groups were about the same age as the mosque.
Particulary liked the ancient French lady in a woollen twin set on a day when you could have fried eggs on the cobble stones.
Fortunately it was then an air conditioned bus ride across the plains where nearly all the olive trees in the universe have collected. Miles and ...
Had a relaxing, slow day today. A little bit stiff & sore from yesterday's skiing. This morning I staggered up and down and around the Albaycin Barrio (area) of Granada (the old quarter that our apartment is in). It is a quaint hilly area with narrow winding streets that looks across to the ...
... important buildings including the oldest hammam (bath) in Spain. After the walking tour we also explored the narrow quiet streets and hills on our own and discovered some amazing lookout places to see the Alhambra from. We also saw lots of Pomegranate trees, the pomegranate being the symbol of the Granada.
The place we stayed in Granada was beautiful, just on the riverfront near the Plaza Nueva and heaps of good bars. The building itself was te Mudejar (or muslim) ...