Granada Travel Blog› entry 10 of 16 › view all entries
I´m writing this on a very annoying computer that keeps trying to translate everything into Spanish. I´m currently killing time until 19:00 when I will then have a fun filled 14 hour journey to Santiago de Compostela. I can´t believe the time to leave the South has arrived already. I still have a lot to sort out but so far have not been very productive.
So Granada has been fun though I have to admit it is a pretty small city and a few hours ago I went on a walk to pass the time and swear I nearly got to the Sierra Nevada before deciding to turn back. I made friends with a Mexican girl at the hostel and we spent yesterday together shopping and then in the evening hopping round bars and taking advantage of the free tapas.
I´m a worrier, and if I have something on my mind then it will just replay over and over in my head. So last night I had dreams of emergency lock smiths being called or 500 pund bills or a brand new locker as they had to kick it in, or firemen being called etc etc. This morning I went downstairs, tail between my leg, and had to explain the situation again to the poor staff and a coach load of Americans. Obviously the message had not been passed on so I was told to wait upstairs and they would try and help me. It didn´t help that both sets of keys were inside the locker. I attempted to bust it open with an earring, a kirby grip and even tried to hook my handbag with my toothbrush (one card short of a full pack I am) until the calvalry came and broke the padlock. They kept my 5 euro deposit, I left my suitcase in the luggage room and soon I will return for the last time. If you are coming to Granada, I highly recommend White Nest Hostel. It made my very first hostel experience as unscary as you can get; the facilities are fab, its clean and funky and the staff are lovely and don´t shout at you when you do something really stupid. We even had pizza for the Spain Vs Portugal match and cake a couple of days later for the manager´s birthday. Qye guay!
Well I´m off to have some mint tea and hopefully a free tapas. I will miss Andalucia but am looking forward to seeing the North. 14 hour coach ride here I come...