The Alhambra, pt.1

Now, I was excited about going to Granada, but I was really, really looking forward to going to the Alhambra.  I mean, I’d heard Rick Steves rave about it plenty of times (“Nowhere else does the splendor of Moorish civilization shine so brightly,” he gushes, dubbing it an “Oasis of Elegence”), so, naturally, it was at the top of my list. We had tried to walk to the Alhambra a day earlier, but we somehow went the wrong way, taking a muddy path that teased us with turns more or less in the correct direction, though ultimately leading us to … Continue reading The Alhambra, pt.1

Granada

Another train ride, a bit longer than the one to Córdoba, and we were at stop number three: Granada!  Which means “pomegranate!”  I had some pretty big expectations, and here are a few of my first impressions of the city: Pan tostado con tomate: what I ate for breakfast each day, and not only in Granada!  Best with some Spanish olive oil drizzled on top, ñam ñam! La Santa Iglesia Catedral Metropolitana de la Encarnación de Granada…phew!  Like all of the cathedrals I’ve visited in Spain so far, this one too, was beautifully decorated – so intricate and detailed.  For … Continue reading Granada