Day 2 - extreme walks in Granada
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Next morning straight at 6am we decided to go to Alhambra. We couldn't miss it. We didn't know much about Spain by the time of the trip, but we surely knew Alhambra. I am not going to tell you much about it, everyone who is interested knows a bit or two. I will remember it quiet and cool early in the morning with only few tourists. We walked there for about 6 hours and didn't get tired a bit.
After that we decided that it is time for some change, enought cold beauty of the castle, we needed something else. And we headed for Sacromonte, the wildest part. It was already getting late and me, being a coward, was a little afraid that it gets completely dark before we get back to safe land. Of course, I was exaggerating, after all a lot of poets and other artistic people dream of renting a cave and spending a couple of months there.
This turned out to be one of the trips highlights, we did get stuck somewhere in the hills after sunset, then we picked a wrong way and had to break into someone's house from the backyard and ask to let us out. We saw some gypsies living in the caves making fire on the floor and we also saw a couple of German guys reading books in front of such a cave and a couple of girls coming towards them and shouting: we thought we never find this place. I believe that I can't be objective, I have very little idea of how people are living there and I know that one needs a lot more than an hour walk to get to know that part of Granada.