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Travel Blogs from Trevelez
... she is going to be traveling when I go to Madrid in the next week or so.
I have also included in this blog a few family pictures - on Valentines day Jenny and I asked them if we could take pictures with them and they said yes! Aren't they adorable!?!?!?!?!?
This next week for me is going to be a bit less packed - I do get to meet my intercambio tomorrow. Intercambios are students from the Universidad de Granada that want to practice speaking english ...
... The main point of the trip is Alhambra, so off we went.
As we exited the bus we were descended on by vendors selling umbrellas - a very brisk business in this rainy period.
We split into two groups by language and the guide that brought us to Granada was our guide for the tour in Alhambra.
The outside of the palace is actually very plain, apparently by design, but the inside is wow!
Alhambra is ...
... t get out. So we went up a tiny street and were told to turn right to get out. Up and up we ended up on the smallest street I have ever seen. A few teens were hanging out on the street and said it was fine and we could drive on it. The street got even skinnier and then emaciated, but we couldn’t back up or go down any of the streets either. We just stopped and sat there. I guy who spoke good English popped out of a door (literally) and helped us. ...
... despite a lack of signposts, I find the correct route quite easily today - something that doesn't often happen in Spain. Soon I've completed the slight descent from the village and am walking a reasonably clear path alongside the Rio Trevelez, leading northwards into the high Sierra Nevada. It's not long before the valley is enclosed by high ridges on both sides, though the bottom of it is fairly broad, with several meadows and quite a bit of room for grazing cattle.
... the front door was locked so we had to wait outside for half an hour until the front desk lady woke up to let us in. Another feature of the lovely establishment.
Day two did not begin until noon, as we were all a little wiped out from the night before. We got lunch at a nearby restaurant (on top of the hill). Then most of the group headed off for the Alhambra. I had decided earlier not to get a ticket, since I ...