Reina Cristina Hotel
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We went on a walking tour the next day. This was followed by lunch of local specialties, oxtail stew and fried eggplant with honey. Both were divine, though N didn't really like the stew as it was a bit fatty and sinewy... I love fatty and sinewy. I also think the honey is probably a cane syrup, as they indicated it came from the sugar cane... I don't know how you get sugar cane honey. Can you get sugar cane honey?
So then it was off to ...
... I do have to have my headphones on from 11-1 pm,
blasting classical music to drown out the post dinner activity of the several
restaurants below my room. After an
over-priced, mediocre lunch my first day, I gave up and cooked at the apartment.
With the exception of Francesca’s jamon and tomato pa amb oli. This adorable
spot just over a stone bridge is in the shade on the small river Dario, and is
the perfect, mostly local ...
... shops. How the smoke shops work is you pick your flavored tobacco of choice and they put it in one of the large haokah that is seated on one of the tables in the shop. Each table is usually surrounded by a semicircle couch with large fluffy pillows or just several chairs. Most of this part of town smells of incense and pachouli oil. It reminds me of hippies and pot smokers or some of my friends dorm rooms from college.
Speaking of hippies ...
... such as silk, and sea trading in gold and minerals with Africa and the near east. Granada became the richest city in Spain and the prize of Christian conquerors - the Catholic kings Ferdinand and Isabella. Granada was a society of dominated by Muslims, Jews, and Gypsies, their historic neighborhoods occupy the three hills surrounding the Sabika/Alhambra hill. 500 plus years after the Christian conquest, nowadays Muslims and gypsies ...
... of Granada and Sevilla. Once out of the city we saw the Ford/Opel factory that employs over 10,000 people. We saw more orange groves and rice paddies. Valencia is known for its rice and paella, a rice dish, was invented there.
Before long we came to the coast and could see it off and on for most of the morning until the coffee break. We stopped at the Cruzanda La Pasaela for our morning break. Derek and I took a walk ...