Travel Blogs from Orgiva
Sara enjoyed a long (and rare) soak in a bath, before leaving Annes, got a lift back up to Sarah's with Jerry and Kate.
Got the van back down the "track" to the main road, then drove to the camp ground just near Orgiva.
Left the van in ...
... It's essentially a miniature city in itself. All of the decor in the palace and gardens was done by the Muslim Moors, and as such, is pretty unique in comparison to your average Spanish castle. Since Islam prohibits depictions of Allah and Mohammad, the focus of the design is on geometric patters and engravings. Throughout the entire palace, Arabic calligraphy is carved into the walls with praises for Allah.
Even though ...
... Garcia Lorca spending his summers in Granada writing poetry... It was quite the ride and at the next stop, we decided to move to the inside of the bus. It seems that we can't escape the rain these last few weeks!
So the moral of this story is:
- If you go to Granada take your camera EVERYWHERE, you never know what you will see.
- Book tickets to the Alhambra well in advance.
- Check the weather forecast before you decide to sit in an open top bus.
... of serrano ham and chorizo sausage. Tapas traditionally are not small amounts of food - they are actually supposed to be a free small snack with a drink. So, if you pay for a tapas, it is not a true tapa.
As it was raining harder and was getting dark, we headed back to the hostel and then went out to grab a quick sandwich for ...
... resort to quite a few hand gestures (trying to describe snow and snowman is fun), but it was still a good feeling.
Next day I migrated over to a different place and Sara met me there (after apparently getting quite lost). On a side note, I think I blame a lot of my getting lost (of which there are plenty of examples) on the fact that the sun isn't situated properly. In Perth, the sun kinda does an arc from East to West but is always ...