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... noticing a definite theme in our travels. In every place that we have toured, if there is a cathedral, or palace built by the conquering Christians, it was usually over a Mosque. Our tour of the Alhambra complete, we plebeians descended the hill back into to town. After a satisfying donair lunch (why is it the one consistently good food in Europe are donairs?), we wandered the narrow winding streets filled with fascinating shops. The flavour ...
... The use of water, ponds and garden design is unmatched. There is an open stairway where the handrails actually channel spring water (escalera del agua).
One could understand how difficult it was for the Sultan to surrender this palace without a fight to the Christians in 1492. When he left, he knew he would never return.
The Alhambra is definitely a must when visiting Granada.
... loved to try the Piña Colada or Azafran flavours, but who on earth would drink tea in this weather?!
I took a long cut back to the hostel in order to pass by the San Jeronimo monastery. After checking in I got a message from the Aussie guys to come hang out at their hostel before heading out for tapas. It's always some saint or other's day on a Sunday, so all the shops were closed, but nevertheless since it was Nick's birthday in a ...
... in Brazil. I happened to notice a guy on a Segway, so I stopped to talk to him about a tour, and he suggested I talk to his colleague who was just arriving. She turned out to be a very attractive young lady and I arranged a tour for tomorrow morning, which will cost €45 (which is considerably cheaper than in Florence).
After that I continued up the narrow street along the small Darro river and had a look in the small Church there. The décor ...
... at a table in front of a huge log fire and had a lovely meal. Seonaid had pork chops and sautéed potatoes and I picked the speciality of the region, which turned out to be chorizo, local black pudding, ham, egg and sautéed potatoes.
Tomorrow Thursday we move on to our 2 month break from touring. We are planning an overnight stop and then on to the rally in Valencia on Saturday.
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