We left Seville on the 8am bus. It was a “fun” 3 hour ride to Granada. I had a cold and couldn’t any sleep. Also, I noticed one annoying thing Spanish passengers did on that bus.
They loved talking on the phone.
And they can talk for hours. From 8am-11pm, the guy sitting next to me wouldn’t stop blabbering on his phone. He was the only one talking too. What was this? A phone monologue? The whole bus felt I was in the middle of a call center.
We arrived at 11am in Granada then sprinted off to check in our hotel. And off we went to do a 30 minute hike to Alhambra.
More like 1 hour hike. I forgot that the Alhambra was originally a fortress and a military palace. And where do you put a palace so that it can defend itself and its occupants?
That’s right. Strategically up a steep mountain. And they make it really difficult for you to climb.
After the bus ordeal, a cold and a one hour hike, I was starting thinking if the Alhambra was worth it when I saw all these inside:
It was all worth it. It was like being in Disney’s Aladin. And the Alhambra is huge. It’s more than 2 palaces. It also has an ancient medina (old marketplace), the Hand of Justice, churches, an old bathouse and a gigantic picturesque garden.
If you go to Spain, this is a must-not miss sight.