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I slept until 11am this morning. Must be a combination of the utter darkness of my room and the pacharan I had as a nightcap before bedtime! I missed the hotel breakfast buffet since I was up so late. Aren't vacations wonderful?
I had a great day exploring more of Granada today. I had to go back to the spice market and pick up more saffron, lavender and tea for some of my friends who are working and don't have a chance to get out and see the sights. I am still amazed at how good that alley smells from the spices!
I also spent time around the Plaza Romanilla, including a great lunch at an outdoor restaurant. I had gazpacho and a sandwich with jamon, cheese, tomato and olive oil on a baguette and a glass of wine.
Walking along the park near the Duero River, I found a great ice cream shop with "helados artesanos" -- and had a cone with tiramisu ice cream. It was really nice. I saw a really cool ferris wheel in the park. It was like a miniature ferris wheel -- no more than 20 feet high -- and was powered by a man pedaling a bicyle! Definitely from another time and era!
Dinner tonight was at a restaurant up toward the Sierra Nevada mountain range called La Mamounia, after the famous hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. It's a large restaurant, obviously Moroccan cuisine with that name! Dinner was fair, not a great meal. I did get to dance to Abba music with a woman from Sweden later that night. How ironic is that?