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... stopped for a while in Lanjaron, declining the opportunity to visit "The museum of water". It would just make me want to wee all the time. Its a beautiful town. Basically centring round one major street which hugs the contours of the mountain. Not a lot there. Tourists presumably go for the incredible views across the valley, the walking opportunities, and the honey. The Alpurra region produces masses of the stuff! They sell it in 3 litre tubs. How can anyone eat so much honey? ...
Hello everyone! I know you all have missed me. A lot has happened since I last blogged, so take a quick little break from work or summer class and enjoy :)
Last week before Granada we went to the Portugal game at the Real Madrid stadium ( of course) and also visited Madrid's very own cave bar. They make a signature drink with milk and nutmeg that flows out from the ceiling. Tasted sort of like eggnog...I wonder if they know that's probably what it is. ...
... his writing about Alhambra more damage may have been done to the sight but because of the attention he brought to the area he is honored with a plaque in the Alhambra and it was saved from further destruction.
After we left the Alhambra we headed into the Old Town of Granada. Still today there are four distinct districts in the Old Town, Jewish, Muslim, Gypsy, and Christian. We visited the ...
... the forced conversions and eradication of millions of Jews and Muslims in Spain.
Many chose to nominally convert while keeping their traditions and religion alive in secret. It was not until the Spanish Inquisition took deep root, decades later, that Spanish Islam and Sephardic Judaism were almost entirely eradicated and Catholicism became the religion of Spain and Spaniards.
In Granada, the "non-Catholic" element ...
... down to Granada, took over an hour with about ½ metre of snow still on the top of the car. It was so cold that even after 2 hours in an underground car park in Granada, the snow remained frozen on the car.
Had we known what was ahead of us coming home, we wouldn’t have made the stop in Granada. We set off, for what is usually a 2 hour drive home, around 6pm. At first the light snow falling was 'cute’ ...
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