Vincci Seleccion Rumaykiyya
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We had a late
start to the day cause we can! Headed down the pedestrian friendly street
around the corner from us on our way to visit the Royal Place. The palace
itself is huge – over 2800 rooms to be exact- it is used for special occasions
and is not the place of residence anymore for the royal family. Like many royal
palaces from the 1500 to 1700’s it is over the TOP – huge chandeliers in every
This was a travel day. They said a five hour bus ride to Granada. But it was really fun. We stopped several times in fun places. The first major stop was in La Mancha which is a region. We went into a little town and up the hill to the windmill just like the Man of La Mancha. They are charming old windmills. We had a local guide who told us the history and took us inside and explained how it worked to grind the grain. It's ...
... or chocolate sauce. I wasn’t disappointed!
On Saturday 31 August I woke up with a head full of cold (probably from being freezing cold for so long after La Tomatina). Feeling a little rough we headed back into town to visit the Alhambra. This is a Moorish palace complex with some of the most amazing gardens I have seen. They tried to create their idea of paradise on earth here. Some of the highlights in the Nasrid ...
... it was ham but not croquetas. I gave it a whirl anyway, EWW. It had blue cheese in it hidden in the ham. Yeah, definitely do not like blue cheese! Marisa has not been too keen on the food so we have complained to our program a couple times. We are going to monitor it and get back to them. Everyone else is getting delicious, healthy homecooked meals and we are getting some homecooked, some not so much (Lipton Soup). We'll see where that goes!
... 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 ...