Tuesday 20th May 2008, off to


Another day, another train trip. This time east to Granada, which in many ways was the highlight of the whole holiday. Granada is very attractively situated at the base of the Sierra Nevada and as we pulled into the station we could see the snow capped mountains in the background. Our Pension –- Pension Landazuri was very handily situated in the centre of town and on the road to the Alhambra, one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and the main reason to come to Granada.

There's plenty to keep you occupied outside the Alhambra - of course a major attraction being the tapas bars. Even better, Granada is one of the few places in Andaluca that still offers free tapas with drinks. We also hired a car one day and headed off into the hinterland, where we found, not surprisingly, lots of olives. We also found Alhama de Granada, one of the pretty white villages of Andalucia.