Granada

 
October 13, 2015 Oct 13, 2015   Granada, Spain-Portugal, Spain
 
 

Breakfast quickly becomes routine: two cappuccinos, both of which I drink, plus a pastry at Cafe Lisboa on Plaza Nueva where one of the waiters brings to mind Javier Bardem. Afterwards we head to the ticket office to pick up Alhambra tickets, but after a bit of a wait we find they only release Ticketmaster tickets. We'll have to get ours at the gate tomorrow.

Next, we stop by the TI to inquire about transport to Ronda. The TI recommends the train. Good. I'd take a train even if it the bus is cheaper and shorter. So of course now we walk to the train station to purchase tickets.

So far, most people we've encountered in Spain speak some English. In all cases, their English is better than my Spanish, since my Spanish is based on three years in middle school and decades of neglect ever since. A 128-day Duolingo streak hasn't brought it back.

After a bit of shopping - I've eyes on a pair of shoes that for some reason make me think of Doctor Who - we hike up to the viewpoint at the top of the Alcicyn neightborhood. Supposedly a dicey neighborhood at night, it seems perfectly wonderful on a sunny day. Windy narrow streets, staircases, a residential neighborhood with many sunny gardens and the impressive Alhambra as backdrop.

Dinner at Tagine Elvira. Good and cheap.

 
 
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Arte Vida Suites      
 
Arte Vida Suites      
 
Arte Vida Suites      
 
Colorful and detailed      
 
Colorful and detailed      
 
Colorful and detailed      
 
The Alhambra seen from Albaicin      
 
The Alhambra seen from Albaicin      
 
The Alhambra seen from Albaicin      
 
The Alhambra seen from Albaicin      
 
The Alhambra seen from Albaicin      
 
The Alhambra seen from Albaicin      
 
The Alhambra      
 
The Alhambra      
 
The Alhambra      
 
Flamenco demonstration      
 
Flamenco demonstration      
 
Flamenco demonstration      
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