Granada, There we went

2 Dec

We recently spent a weekend visiting that marvelous city of Granada. Saturday was composed of our 3+ hour bus trip from Sevilla and then exploring the city for the rest of the day. We dedicated our Sunday to a tour of the Alhambra. Our hotel was centrally located and very nice, props to our program for selecting it. Now a word of caution to anyone visiting Granada: guidebooks are notorious for being out of date. We had the newest editions of three different guidebooks and each proved to have insufficient or completely mistaken information. Many of the restaurants listed were closed down or the information was completely wrong, for example the phone number of one institution was totally wrong and another said that the restaurant was only open for dinner, we went there for lunch and it was magnificent.
Despite some minor difficulties we managed to enjoy ourselves immensly. We feasted on kebabs, falafel, Arabic pastries, and even spent some time in a very nice Arabic tea house (as you can tell I am obsessed with food). We spent most of our free time just wandering around the city and soaking up the atmosphere, but we also stopped to enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset before hitting up some really neat bars. We also visited the cathedral and the tombs of the Reyes Catolicos. The last part was so much fun we went to see them three times, strangely no one else found it as fascinated. My favorite part about the entire trip had to be our lunch at the Arabic restaurant. The waiter was amazing (he spoke 7 languages) and very funny and the food was absolutely amazing. I am in love with arabic cuisine.

EDIT:  Here are some fun pics of Granada.

Alhambra Construction Pipe Silliness

4 Responses to “Granada, There we went”

  1. ym Saturday, 2 December 2006 at 10:55 pm #

    sounds like a wonderful time. places,food and every intersting people.glad you enjoyed your trip and i’m glad that you posted and shared with us. may you contine to have absolutely amazing adventures.

  2. Vooshk Sunday, 3 December 2006 at 8:28 pm #

    Wonderful (and yet refreshingly brief) post! You did fail to mention how we were nearly attacked by a collapsing wall…

  3. Tia Sunday, 3 December 2006 at 9:29 pm #

    How cool, that you found this WONDERFUL place to eat and that your waiter spoke 7 languages. That was totaly GOD. I know you must have really LOVED that you spoke seven languages. How many languages could order your dinner in? I would have LOVED to be a fly on the wall when you were there, ordering your food. What is up with the collapsing wall? That must be another whole story right? Thanks for sharing I really do enjoy your stories, you are truly a gifted writer and it shows in your posting. Have FUN and keep making the memoires. Love, Hugs, Peace and JOY to you always.

  4. The Voice of Truth Saturday, 13 January 2007 at 6:43 pm #

    Thank you everyone. Your comments are highly appreciated. As for the collapsing wall…well, that is a very funny experience that is rather difficult to translate into writing. Let’s leave it at this: someone was acting silly (*cough* Vooshk *cough*) and when the object that he was hitting fell down he freaked out and screamed so loudly (and like a girl :-P) that everyone on the street was terrified for his well-being and the Spanish citizens were appalled by the strange American tourists in their city. But believe me, the experience was so much more fun than could possibly be described by my poor, insufficient words.

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