Granada...Spain part 1 and more illness...

Granada Travel Blog

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The trip to Granada turned out to be a bit of a mission...and the theme to all our travel in Spain.....

We flew into Almeria which wasn´t as close to Granada as I thought....after getting the bus from the airport into town....I thought we could jump on a train to Granada....not so easy...the next train wasn´t for 3 hours....so we got a bus which was in 1.5 hours and took 2.5 hours...eeek!!  Nevermind we got there eventually and found our hotel which was right opposite where the bus dropped us off...excellente! 

While waiting for the bus in Almeria...John bought a Spanish phrase book....hoping to learn the local language...this was was the start of us speaking Spanglish but mostly just butchering Spanish...great fun thought...although mine was a bit Span-glish-ench as I kept inadvertantly throwing French into the equation.  We were mostly understood and when our Spanglish attempt failed...we found gesticulating wildly helped a lot!! lol

Wandering around Granada we found a great bar to go into...and loved the fact that they bring you a plate of tapas everytime you order a drink...you don´t even need any dinner!!  Just go to a few bars and have some Tapas with your beer or Sangria....awesome!!  We had clams, prawns, fried fresh anchovies, bread, spanish dried ham and cheese....so good.  We then wandered down the street and found a bar serving Mojitos....2 for 1....2 mojitos for only €5 excellente!!

We wandered around a bit and had a lovely time taking in the local atmosphere.

The next morning when we woke...we both had a throat like sandpaper and felt really heady....thinking it was due to the air conditioner we didn´t use it for the rest of the stay...but I think it was just unlucky that we both picked up a cold...prob due to too much travelling on air conditioned public transport and both being a bit weak still from the cheese food poisoning....

Anyway we didn´t let that stop us having a great time at the Alhambra....an amazing collection of palaces from both Moorish and Christian kings of spain some up to 1000 years old.  The muslim architecture is amazing and the attention to detail is unlike anything you get in Australia.

After that we were pretty exausted so "when in Rome" we decieded to Siesta....and did so for 3 hours!!  So nice.

We decided that for dinner we would really like to go back to the great bar we found the night before....we wandered around a bit and saw a few sights....the hospital and gardens, some churches and a view of the Alhambra at night and then went to look for the bar....but couldn´t find it!!  We wandered for a while and gave up and went to the first bar we could find!!  Which was still nice.

That was pretty much it for Granada.....off to Denia the next day for chill out at the beach.
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