Travel Blogs from Trevelez
... the street, jumping on cars, chanting, screaming, fights, fires, and tons and tons of fans. As long as you have your red shirts on and some face paint you are finally one of the locals and what a great feeling that is.
Last night, we went to the city center to watch the celebration parade where the team drove through the city on a bus. We waited for hours among thousands of people to catch a thirty-second up-close glimpse at the ...
... 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.
Granada seems to be much more happening than Cordoba and the demographics seem to be a bit younger as well. Granada has some of the gems of Islamic architecture in Spain as well as some Reconquista and Renaissance era architecture. The sight I am most excited to see is the Alhambra, which is one of Spain's most cherished historical works of art.
Time to rest and check out Granada!
Till next time,
... was so well done that they are still used today to bring water to the site. We wandered down the main road toward the Palace of Charles V. We went into the circular courtyard of the palace. There Antonio shared much of the history with us; however, we did not go into any other part of the palace. One interesting tidbit is that the palace was never actually occupied as a palace. That was due to the untimely death of Charles V and the fact that the ...
... a delightful Spanish women, sharing travel and family stories, which just shows the continuous progress in my ability to communicate in Spanish.
God is good, and I have seen him bless me in countless ways in these short three weeks. I look forward to what is still coming.
Thank you to all of you for supporting me and caring for me with your prayers and checking in. You will here from me again soon.