Blog Category: Spain

Granada: a quest for beauty. From Allah to Olé!

Granada: a quest for beauty. From Allah to Olé!
beauty /ˈbjuːti/ noun 1. a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. After months of eyeing a trip to Granada and checking the Alhambra ticket availability every other week, we finally found some dates to suit us. Some stars aligned so nicely! We were excited to see one of the places that long stood on a ‘to be there’ list. And we were into for quite some ... [read more]

Hot Sevilla. And other Spain bits.

Hot Sevilla. And other Spain bits.
How does one prepare for a 10-day-mid-August trip through hot Morocco? Adjusting to the heat to follow by sunbathing on the streets of Sevilla might help, and that we did. Having left Lisbon late afternoon, we made camp on the banks of Guadiana river before sunset. Next morning we waved off Portugal after the village of Barrancos and made our way to Sevilla after checking out the view over the Aracena castle. Once in Sevilla, we ... [read more]