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"A great memory is made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise" John Henry Cardinal Newman The day started with a morning walk up to the Albayzin. In Granada, the city only seems to stir after 9.30. There are very few people on the street and the morning walk is one of quietness and serenity. The Albayzin is on a hill facing the Alhambra and is part of the old Muslim quarter of Granada. The walk up was amazing as we passed houses with white ...
... was led by a local guide who had studied history and knew it all inside and out. It has had a very colourful past over many hundreds of years. I spent the afternoon in town while Bob caught up with Aussie Rick. We enjoyed a lovely dinner with Rick, Connie, son Levi and his wife Lizzie, who were all doing extended travel. Back to the cave. It was now becoming quite uncomfortable being in the cave. I had swept many times, even the benches, everything was covered in white ...
... the language is still a struggle for me, it is getting better. I managed to hand in my papers and when I wanted to explain why they were delayed she interrupted my story by saying no pasa nada, which means don't worry. One of the things I like about the Spanish is that they do not worry! I knew that the people were layed back, didn't worry about thing and took their time but i did not know was that the professors sometimes have the same attitude.
Another thing ...
Days when we don't have to pack up the camper and drive to see sights are always a bonus. Our campsite, located just on the outskirts of Granada, had a bus stop right opposite it. We were in Granada within fifteen minutes and caught a connecting bus up to the main entrance of the Alhambra. The Alhambra is essentially a complex of palaces – at its peak, there were nearly 2000 people living with its walls. It was the last Moorish stronghold in Europe until 1492 ...
... Alcazaba (Fortress) first. This is one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra and was its military area. We climbed the Torre de Cubo (Round Tower) the Torre de la Vela (Watchtower) where there are some amazing views over Granada. We then went through the Jardin des los Advarves (Wall Walk Gardens).
At 14:30 we made our way over to the entrance to the Nasrid Palaces. These date back to the 13th century when the first Nasrid king, Mohamed 1, established ...
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