So I am back! Whoo!
I had so much fun being in Granada, Spain. I got to do things that I have been wanting to do and also discover things that I really loved. I stayed at an Airbnb which I think is a better option than booking a hotel room but also if you are interested in getting an Airbnb find a place that doesn’t involve hills.
Now I just want to mention, I HATE WALKING. While I am glad that I was able to walk around the city without any issues, it’s not just the walking, it is walking up a massive steep hill just to get to the Airbnb.
I was staying at an Airbnb that was really close to the Alhambra and also quite close to the Mirador San Nicolas which is a known viewpoint in Granada, it gets really popular in the evenings as people go up there to see the sun set, which is really beautiful. My only downside to staying in this Airbnb is of how close to the main road it is, there were a few times a traffic jam would happen and you would hear constant honking but also people walking past the house and it was a bit difficult to hear stuff on my laptop when I was watching Youtube.
I got to go into the grounds of the Alhambra, I booked a tour guide which was really cool. I got to see the Generlife Gardens, Alcazaba and the Alhambra itself. It is a really cool experience, the guide is very informative and switched from English to Spanish, my only critique would have to be how one of the guides told me to go into one group when I was ment to be in another one which resulted me almost missing the tour, it would have been great if it was structured a bit more.
I did a lot of walking around the centre of Granada and saw some really cool shops, there were a lot of coffee shops which I love. I even found a few books shops, there wasn’t much to offer in terms of international books but I did get to see the Spanish version of A Darker Shade of Magic which would have been cool to add to my growing collection of the trilogy but I decided not to. I will have to say there is alot of pastry shops which were amazing to look at but I didn’t really go into many of them.
Granada was an experience that I’ve not had before and it was something that I enjoyed independently. A lot of people at work said I was brave, to go to a place you have never gone to before and honestly I think that is one of the thrilling things because it is like going into the tunnel and have no idea what is on the other side because if you think about it. You have no idea what is on the other side until you get there. I had fun, it was really nice to feel that heat for a couple of more days before the constant pour of rain and the crisp cold air, but also Christmas (Yep I am a little pep for Christmas even though it is going to be ground zero at the Post Office).
I have thought about going on another trip in Europe, maybe somewhere like Iceland or Norway. Somewhere in Europe and if I feel daring maybe Japan because I would love to go there someday.
Here are some other photos that I wanted to share.
I hope you are having a lovely day and I will see you soon