|HI GRANADA! can you spot the Allyhallyambra?
Seville is known as the "Frying Pan of Andalucia", because it's flat like a pancake and in summer is often abut 50 degree centigrade (this is one reason why if people ask if I'm going to stay in Seville for Summer I'm like, hell fire NO). Granada has a completely different feel to it - even though it shares a similar history to Seville- because its nestled into the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The views around the city are obscenely good. When we first arrived, and tumbled out of Blablacar into Sacremonte, we looked out over the view and started giggling because we couldn't believe how beautiful it was! They're the kind of views where, when you look up from your morning toast and see the Alhambra towering above a mass of white Andalucian houses, you're like, "seriously!? Nowhere actually looks this good!". We stayed in the Rambutan hostel. The hostel is really highly rated on Trip Advisor and I'd definitely recommend it as long as you're not afraid of dogs. They do tours most days that I would highly recommend because they have a LOT of fun facts, and the hostel itself reflects the vibe of Granada quite well.
|Eric from Guatemala adjusting my bracelet on the streets of Granada
Obviously you have to visit the Alhambra. This palace has been in Granada since it was part of the Moorish empire but it wasn't always such a big tourist attraction... apparently a few decades ago when Granada was very out of fashion it was just an abandoned building where anybody could turn up and find a place to sleep for the night, for free. How times have changed...now you have to book a ticket online in advance or you risk not even being able to get in!
|View of Granada from the Alhambra
|One of the oldest palaces in the Alhambra
|Generalife in the Alhambra. Saucy moorish architecture.
|Granada is surrounded by mountains that you can see from most points in the city.
|Caves in Santemonte poking out the side of the
mountain, some with extensions built out the front
|The caves are mainly man made, and apparently many were dug out after the Expulsion of the Jews as people believes Jewish people who left had hidden gold in the mountains.
|One of the private gardens you are allowed to visit as it is part of the University and functions as a hotel.
I've got lots of photos of the amazing patterns in the Alhambra and other parts of the city, STAY TUNED!!!
We got to Granada from Seville by Blablacar and it cost about 25 euros there and back,
Accommodation was 15 euros a night including breakfast and the tours from the hostel were free yippee!
kisses from the misses xxx