Sights, warmth and out of town hotels
04.05.2009 - 07.05.2009
Having spent an enjoyable weekend in Barcelona looking at Gaudi stuff and eating tapas and potato based foods, we drove 800 km or so South, to Granada. Slept in the car again - our tent is awful - and therefore rose early. Visited Granada's sites - old town, so called cave dwellings, and chapel Real, ate (well, if slowly served) then went to the Alhambra. It's brilliant, particularly the ornate Nasrid Palace, which we were unceremoniously ejected from at 8pm precisely. Drove to Cordoba and slept in gorgeous 4 star accomodation, before meandering into town, eating chocitos (messily) and visiting sites: Mesquita, where we played hide and seek, chatted to schoolchildren about Cordoba (Hywel gave a false name) and then left for the old town (typically warrenlike). Ate some sort of crazy pork tube stuffed with ham, left for Granada via ancient Moorish ruins. Slept in huge room with various wings, ate limon lollies and drank sangria. began considering next leg of journey. Awoke, broke fast and headed into town. Visited WORLD'S LARGEST CATHEDRAL - I expected bigger, but it grew on me, and had awesome alterpiece. Climbed belltower / minaret and then looked over town. Wrote this blog.