Córdoba, day 2

Our second day in Córdoba began with a quick breakfast in a cafe just down the street from our hotel, named Omundo de Alicia. Nice food but the service was very slow. Perhaps they had had a big Saturday night. After that we did some catching up on our washing before walking over to the…

Córdoba, day 1

Waking from an excellent sleep we could appreciate the view over this part of Granada from our window. The wall in the landing area just outside our room was decorated in typical style.We enjoyed a lovely buffet breakfast before checking out. Our helpful receptionist had lined us up with another guest, Caroline from Luxembourg, to…

Walking in the Alpujarra

Breakfast at Hotel Real de Poqueira was a generous buffet so, as we intended doing a long walk, we filled up. Once organised with water bottles, snacks and cameras in our daypacks we headed north through the town to an entry point to a couple of the trails. The old sign showed several peaks in…

Granada – Day 2, The Alhambra

Arriving at the main entry to the Alhambra in plenty of time we stopped at a seat with a view of Albaicin’s Mirador San Nicolásand ate some of the food we had purchased, for an early lunch, before heading off into the beautiful Generalife gardens. Hedging had been used to create garden rooms and windows to…

Granada – Day 2, The Cathedral

We started the day with breakfast at the cafe attached to Pension Landázuri, just up the road from Pension Austria. We knew that we would need to allow a few hours in the Generalife palace and gardens before our appointed time of 14:30 at the Nasrid palaces and gardens so this allowed us time to…

Granada -Day 1

Even though we had enjoyed our stay at Saga Rental apartments in Madrid we were excited to be heading south to Granada. The high speed AVE train soon had us speeding through the Spanish countryside. It was hard to capture photos in focus due to the speed but we passed through a range of countryside…

Segovia

On our third day in Madrid we decided to do a day trip to Segovia by train. After breakfast we walked through a fleamarket in La Latina area near our apartment on the way to the Metro. Took the Metro up to Chamartin station where we boarded a fast train to Segovia. On our arrival…

Madrid, day 2.

We were blessed with another fine, sunny day in Madrid. Even though Madrid has many galleries and museums the weather dictated that we should start the day in one of their other beautiful assets, Buen Retiro park. Given the weather we walked from our apartment. We walked through the area around Plaza Tirso de Molina…