Travel Blogs from Alcala la Real
... and the dancer has to follow them. Flamenco originated in Sacromonte among the Gypsies (according to Jose) and has been influenced in its development from India (from whence the gypsies came), Arabs, and Romans. The best way for me to describe it is as a very emotional bollywood tapdance, during which every beat has an accompanying movement and every position/flourish of every body part has some meaning. The only problem was, the males who were ...
... in front. From this angle, the mountain looks unclimbable because of steep limestone cliffs, so I'm hoping that there's easier ground out of sight. The vague path soon disappears and I'm then left with no option but to make a beeline for the col to the left of the cliffs. Fortunately, the vegetation isn't too thick or aggressive.
On reaching the col, there's a nice flat spot for a snack and a rest - and a look at what's ahead. Although there's only 150m or so of ascent left to ...
... capris and a tank top with a little jacket and be completely fine, even a little hot. Since David said he went to the same hill the day before, we were going to take the same trail and thought it was fine. But, when we got to a part of the trail where we were all scared we were going to fall down the side, we realized it was a different trail than he had taken and it was progressively getting worse. Somewhere we missed a turn. It started out climbing over fallen trees and under ...
... you over to smoke a joint or try to sell you drugs. Or both.
You'll notice Alhambra is not up there. That's not really Alhambra's fault as much as it is mine. This is how I was feeling on the day we visited it.
On this day I am doing none of that however. As often, I´m hanging out in ...
... tomb of Ferdinand and Isabella. It´s very beautiful inside, there is a wonderful marble (? I think) monument on top of the tomb which is very simple itself and the room is covered with art. Honestly though the best part of going here was this old German man who was sneakily taking pictures in the chapel (you´re not allowed to take pictures). He had his giant camera around his neck and every time the security guard would turn around he would snap a picture. It was hilarious.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Wheelchair accessibility