Granada Travel Blog› entry 20 of 42 › view all entries
coming in by bus into the outskirts of granada was a little jarring - it reminded me much more of home than i expected -- big warehouse type buildings, car dealerships, traffic (!), outlet stores, and a brico depot (it looked like their version of home depot basically). coming from sevilla it was definitely different, and even from madrid it was quite a change. there was some wall grafitti coming in that read ´he who has more toys, still dies´which made me laugh because whoever wrote it makes an excellent point! thankfully most of that gave away as we came towards the city center to the more charming town like atmosphere that i expected. in fact i ended up getting lost in the maze of tiny alleyways/streets for a few hours before finally finding the supermarket!
you know one of the things i love about europe is that you can find a beautfiul cathedral to visit in almost any city anywhere, and granada is no exception.
so as it turns out the spaniards love to celebrate! after getting caught in a parade last night in sevilla - which i later found out was an early celebration for three kings day (january 6 - which is basically like their christmas; they do their presents etc on this day) - i wound up queuing on the curb with a ton of other people for yet another three kings parade tonight. i met a woman named judy from ohio who had just moved to spain a few months ago with her husband. all her kids were grown up and having families of their own so they packed up and headed out! she was loving it thus far.