Intercontinental La Torre Golf Resort Murcia
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The Alhambra is Spain’s number one attraction and one of Europe’s top sites. It can accommodate up to 7,000 visitors per day and normally reaches this limit.
We purchased our entrance tickets before leaving NZ. This also included arranging a time to visit the Nasrid Palaces for 1pm. Tickets to the Alhambra are purchased for the morning session (0830 to 2pm) or afternoon ...
... Columbus ‘discovered’ America way back when. His tomb is in the Cathedral down the hill to prove his connection to this place.
Sadly, A&V’s time had come to an end and they bid us adieu (I’m sure they were relieved to see the end of us – I could see them high fiving as they drove off in the taxi!). In the morning they flew to Madrid with a carefully crafted itinerary by Vada, backed up by Manuel to ensure the logistics ...
... a tightrope walker stretched a rope between two trees about a foot off the ground and then spent a good 20 minutes doing a performance. He was very good and got onlookers, applause, and donations in his hat at the end. There were also some book sales going on in one of the squares (we saw that several times in different towns on the trip.)
And then we were off to the taxi stand, the bus station, and another ...
... Sacromonte, once inhabitated by gypsies in the 18th century who built their houses into caves and painted them white. Mid afternoon the steep streets were quiet but there were signs for bars, flamenco and tapas that would open ater in the evening.
Miradors, (lookouts in English) ...
... and all of Granada. There was a guy from New York up there as well, who was studying in Granada. He said he encountered 5 different ways to get into the Alhambra without paying already, but supposed there were probably a lot more. On the way out of the path, I had two Chinese tourists and a window yelling out the window help me to get back under the fence at the bottom of the hill.
I didn't really do anything major for the rest of the ...
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