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... get our bags. We find a place on the pavement to catch our breath and get ready to negotiate. The young Tuk Tuk driver insists on taking us, but he has no idea were the Plantation Urban Resort is. After a discussion with another driver he tells us 5$ OK it's a deal. At every stop he is checking the map, we are a bit worried. Then he tell us 7$. No way 5$ is the price. Well he did find the hotel and it was only 15min away, nice little earner. Checking ...
... It is hard to
imagine this over the top opulence, and waste! The royalty had all the power
and money. Unfortunately we couldn’t
take photos inside but here are a couple of the grand staircase. The steps are
very shallow to allow for people to make a grand entrance- a slow and graceful
accent. There is also a large collection of armour - for both the men and the horses. How they managed to even move is beyond me
and those ...
... and bulls went into a big building. Leaving the streets full of tourists who had no idea what was going on. The afternoon was a party. There was also a bulk hens and bucks pub crawl going on. Each group had t shirts for their group and the buck or hen was dressed in the theme of the shirt. Our guess is a mass wedding. We can't think of another reason for 20 different hens/bucks nights on the one night.
It was wild. And only the afternoon.
We stopped in at a pub to try beer ...
The columns, the gently trickling sounds of the water, the intricate carvings on the walls, and the peaceful spacious manner of the palace really made it stand out from a European palace. When I visited Palacio Royal I thought it was extremely luxurious but at the same time somewhat stuffy. This Muslim palace was much more peaceful and breathable.
We then headed to an Arabian themed Bath called Hammam Al Andalus. The tour of ...
... and prominently displayed in the Sultan's main courtyard. There are 12 sculpted lions (Kris and some others said it looked like sculpted dogs…ha!) holding up the fountain, and the lions represent the 12 tribes of Israel.
One of the happy surprises of the morning were the views of old Granada from the palace from many different points, and even some beautiful views of the snow-covered tops of the Sierra ...