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Granada

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  • Day11

    We did it!!!

    February 4, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Sometimes. Like today. I envy the youth of my daughter. Yes. I might was able to go into town after the Alhambra visit.
    But my feet said no. We were parked on top of the hill, and again. ..No! I did not want to walk it up...again...

    So. Yes. We did it. Thé Alhambra.
    Was it worth a day's travel budget?
    Yes . It was.
    Quite impressive.
    As we have seen the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul many things reminded me of that.
    I think Alhambra was more impressive.
    But you have to see for yourself.
    Now. Goodnoodles, because we overspent, and stay on this parking, to pay the robbery in the morning. .. it's more expencive than a camping. But it has no facilities at all.
    Tomorrow another "wanna see".

    5 days left before we sail to Africa.
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  • Day65

    Granada

    August 4, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Hier in Granada endet meine Südspanienreise. Leider musste ich aus meiner so günstigen Unterkunft abhauen. Ich bin in einer Messi-Wohnung gelandet. Eigentlich wollte ich bis Sonntag bleiben. Das geht leider überhaupt nicht. In Zukunft buche ich über Booking nur noch eine Nacht. Und dann hänge ich Nächte ran. Daraus habe ich hart gelernt. Die Stadt ist wie leergefegt. Durch den Virus fehlen hier ca 95 % der Touristen. Es ist fast gespenstisch. Aber der Besuch ist lohnenswert.Read more

  • Day7

    Granada, 09.03.2020

    March 9, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Auch unseren vorletzten Tag in Andalusien haben Linda und ich nochmal mit viel Sightseeing verbracht, denn auch die Stadt Granada hat viel zu bieten. Geprägt ist Granada von einem arabisch-islamischen Einfluss. Dieser lässt sich unter an den arabisch klingenden Namen einiger Sehenswürdigkeiten sowie vielen östlichen Läden und dem arabischen Stadtviertel Albaicín erkennen.
    Nachdem wir uns zunächst einen Überblick über die riesige, wieder vorwiegend weiße Stadt von einem Aussichtspunkt aus verschafft haben, sind wir durch enge Gässchen zu der berühmtesten Sehenswürdigkeit Granadas gelaufen: der Alhambra.
    Die unglaublich große und massive Festung liegt auf einer Anhöhe, die sich zu Fuß gut erreichen lässt. Obwohl Linda und ich außer einigen Bilderstopps relativ zügig durch die einzelnen Paläste, alten Militärstützpunkte, archäologischen Ausgrabungsstätten gelaufen und auf verschiedene Aussichtstürme geklettert sind, haben wir mehr als zwei Stunden für die Besichtigung benötigt. Sicherlich hätten wir uns hier auch den ganzen Tag aufhalten können!
    Später sind wir noch durch verschiedene Stadtviertel geschlendert. "Realejo" ist bekannt für seine vielen bunten Graffitis, die tatsächlich an vielen Mauern und Häuserfassaden zu finden sind. In dem bereits erwähnten Stadtviertel Albaicín fühlte man sich dagegen wie in einem anderen Land. In den engen, gepflasterten Gassen wurde überall arabisches Essen angeboten und es waren nur noch arabische Krimkramsläden zu entdecken, wo unter anderem duftenden Tees in allen Variationen verkauft wurde.
    Am Abend stiegen wir schließlich in den Bus, der uns zurück nach Málaga brachte. Unterwegs haben Linda und ich mit Kim und Jill, meinen neuseeländischen und australischen Freunden telefoniert, Jill hatten Linda und ich sogar noch gemeinsam in Australien letztes Jahr besucht. Schade, dass sie so weit wegwohnen!
    Zurück in Málaga verbrachten wir noch einen wunderschönen Abend am Strand mit Pizza und Sangria. Das Meeresrauschen werde ich jetzt erst mal wieder für eine Weile vermissen!
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  • Day7

    Evening in Granada

    January 31, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    We did a tapas run. Buy a drink (coke) and they bring out different tapas. Enjoy the evening snack and then walk down the narrow alley ways to another cafe. Order a drink and the cafe brings another completely different type of tapas. It was fun.
    Here’s more fotos of the Ahambra
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  • Day37

    First day of School

    September 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    First day of school! Kids were amazing! Max & ivy took everything in their stride. Tom needed me by his side but was gaining confidence by the minute. Good signs.

    Ivy's teacher speaks some English. Max & tom are completely immersed in Spanish. Quite funny listening to their take on what happened today. Max thinks his class were talking about pirates but isn't sure. Tom only talked about a boy who blew up a plastic bag and popped it on his head. Ivy did a picture of an elephante.

    An embracing school community with a smattering of parents we could talk to from Canada, US, Holland & Germany. Even one Dad from Melbourne on his second year in Granada with his 4 kids!

    You can see the toll the day had on Ivy. She is really embracing the siesta!
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  • Day44

    Churros & soccer

    September 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Now three weeks in and we are starting to find our feet! We finally tracked down churros & it goes without saying that it was hugely popular!! The boys have joined a soccer club & Chris has somehow found himself again in assistant coach position. The boys hang out for the Tuesday & Thursday games. Last night while having dinner we had to leave the Barcelona match on in case they scored!! It seems our football obsession is transferable across boundaries.

    School continues to go well. Max has scored a seat next to a girl that gives him lollies everyday. Tom is learning the numbers & doing lots of coloring in & Ivy has made a friend.

    Chris & I have done our first tapas night with some other expats. Delicious, lots of drinks, out too late!
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  • Day59

    Ivys birthday in the alpujarras

    October 3, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    We ventured out of town this weekend to the mountains above Granada - the Alpujarras. Little white villages built on steep slopes within a dramatic rocky landscape. We arrived a little bit homesick (missing the grand final) & bus sick (very winding roads) but were revived quickly by our very tranquil & quaint little casa in the hills.

    Ivy celebrated her long-awaited 4th birthday. The boys even trekked to the next village to get her a chocolate cake complete with pink sprinkles!

    Now back to our new 'normal' in Granada. School, Spanish, soccer, music & dance & usually a few to many cervezas!
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  • Day98

    More birthday parties..

    November 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    This week has been the week of Tom with him celebrating his 6th bday. Two of the lovely mums from his class invited us to do a joint party with their kids Sara & Pablo, which we keenly accepted. The parties here are almost all held in ‘the pinos’ above the city. The spot has spectacular views out to the snow capped Sierra Nevada mountains & lots of room for the kids to roam. It was great to see Tom enjoying himself and getting showered with love from his new classmates. Tomorrow his birthday celebrations continue with us all going to a soccer game to see the team ‘Granada’ in action.

    Out of all the kids Tom has had the hardest time adjusting to a new place & school. I’m pleased to report however that over the past couple of weeks he has switched into gear. Almost like he has accepted the fact that this is his new reality & has decided to enjoy it. Fingers crossed he stays on track from here!!

    The weather has also suddenly changed here. We are waking up to 1 or 2 degree mornings & we have snow on the mountains. We are struggling to work the complicated, underfloor heating system in our house & it is COLD. The days are still clear, warm & sunny but I’m already missing the warm summer evenings we experienced when we first arrived. The kids of course are super excited about seeing snow for the first time! That might be my next post!!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Granada, ግራናዳ, غرناطة, جرانادا, Qranada, Горад Гранада, Гранада, গ্রানাডা, گرانادا, Γρανάδα, Granado, Graná, Grenade, גרנדה, Գրանադա, グラナダ, გრანადა, 그라나다, Granata, ग्रानादा, ਗਰਾਨਾਦਾ, Grenada, غرناطہ, ग्रानाडा, Гранаада, கிரனாதா, กรานาดา, Lungsod ng Granada, Ґранада, 格蘭納達, 格拉纳达