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Sep 1, 2012 - Weddings, Cathedral and Weddings

We followed our recent pattern today and had breakfast in the hotel then went out. We took the hop-on-hop-off bus from the Cathedral and toured round Grenada. It took us up to the Alhambra, but we scarcely saw it. We did see a lot of Churches and the bull ring. It was early enough that we did not get too hot sitting outside and upstairs in the bus. We seemed to have the bus to ourselves, no one came on at any of the stops. We did the full circuit and got off at the Cathedral. We went into the Royal Chapel which contains the tombs of King...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Granada and a Cathedral Wedding

We got ready and packed the last few things, had breakfast, checked out of the hotel and walked round to the square and got a taxi. It took us to the bus station in half the time the one took to deliver us to the hotel and by a much more direct route. We were in plenty time and sat in a modern bus terminal for a while till it was time to go down to the slots where the buses leave from. Our bus was in and we lined up to load or luggage and get onto our designated seats. While the bus drivers in Portugal helped with loading the cases, here...

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Aug 5, 2012 - Alhambra day

This morning looks like today is going to be a very hot day, which makes me doubly pleased I arranged to do a tour of Alhambra in the morning. I’m not sure you can tour it any other way in a group, but in either case, I’m claiming a victory. The company that does the tours picks you up in a bus and delivers you to the gates, which is fantastic seeing as Alhambra sits atop a nice big hill called La Sabika, and I was already tired from yesterdays walk. The bus was open air, and dropped us outside the entrance, where we got broken up into...

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Aug 4, 2012 - To Granada

Today Victor and I headed to Granada by train from Puerta de Atocha, which is the main intercity railway station in Madrid. It's a 4.5 hr epic journey, where we travel from Madrid to Cordoba, and then Cordoba to Granada. When organising the tickets, we tried to arrange a few hours to see Cordoba, before heading to Granada, but found there's two trains into Granada a day, one at 11.30am, the other at 6.30pm, which was a bit late for us. The earliest train we could get to Cordoba would have given us 40 minutes to look around the city, so...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Groovin' Granada

After a lovely dinner with our friends rose, alex and sophie, we woke up bright and early to catch a plane from Barcelona to Granada. Granada is near the very south of Spain and in a mountain range. Was quite a nice temp when we got off but while we were there temp reached as high as 41 degrees at 6.30pm!!! I was literally dying!!! Janes brother Reuben has been studing in Granada for the past 6 months so we were able to stay with him. He had 4 roommates, 3 italian gals (Micky, Francessca and Leonza) and 1 german (barbra aka babsy). they...

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Trip Journal


May 30, 2012 - Granada to Valencia

Packed up the rental car and made it out of Grenada withou to many hiccups. The drive to Valencia was a good eight hours with only two short stops. We were going to take local roads once we got to Alicante and follow the Mediteranian coast but it was slow go and again the signage in the towns with all the round abouts was lacking so we abandoned that and went back onto the freeway. We dropped the rental car off at the train station and took a cab to the hotel. The countryside was very beautiful in a rustic sort of way. It is very arid and...

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May 29, 2012 - Grenada-Alhambra

We had a nice breakfast at the hotel.which includes all kinds of meats, cheeses, homemade yoghurt, chocolate sauces, honey and of course fresh squeezed local oranges. Then off to the Alhambra, the palace of the Sultans before the Christians reconcurred Granada in the 1400s. The craftsmanship of the moore's is just amazing, the detail in the carvings and the extent of the decoration is just phenomenal. It was a four hour tour so by the time we finished all the shops were again closed, generally between two and 5:30 pm. We went to the same...

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May 28, 2012 - Seville to Granada

We packed up, boy did we pack too much stuff. That's what happens when you pack at the last minute. We picked up the rental car at the train station but took three tries to get out of Sevilla because signage wasn't great. But we finally got out and off to Grenada. We arrived late in the afternoon got a late lunch but of course every thing is closed between 2 pm and 5 pm so we laid low. I can't bring myself to go out to dinner at 10 pm!

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Mar 22, 2012 - Post-Hypnotic Suggestions

Wow, what a day in Spain. Lack of sleep, laughing hysteria, and quantum therapy. That's the simple explanation...basically it means that I am much more in tune with myself than before. Haven't done an actual yoga class in two days because I've been busy straightening the head out. Quantum therapy is where some Spanish dude with a laptop sets a headband, much like Neo wears in "The Matrix", on your head. Then asks questions to gauge personality type and current state of mind. Gives a diagnosis based on his intuition along with the...

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Mar 21, 2012 - Chocolat

Interesting couple days at the retreat. Interesting, the operative word. Yesterday was great for hill walking and night yoga. Hiked on a mountain path that reminded me of the Beartooths in Montana. Did some late night writing and had a long conversation with a lady from Sri Lanka before bed. Today was a raw chocolate workshop. Learned how to make raw chocolate of different flavors and varieties, then got to eat it! Powerful stuff...I didn't sleep much last night but the chocolate woke me right up.

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Mar 19, 2012 - Yoga

Hello from paradise...arrived in Spain yesterday morning after a sleepless night in the Vienna airport. Currently at the Kaliyoga retreat. Definitely the most posh stop on my trip so far. Slept through the yoga class last night due to complete exhaustion, but I'm feeling much better after a morning class and midafternoon walk to town.

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Mar 8, 2012 - and Found

Things are fantastic here in southern Spain. Not much to report, though, besides the slice of falafel heaven I had yesterday night upon arrival. Will be back before the day ends. Monday, head to La Linea where I hope to meet with a girl from the UK that I met in Venice. Maybe take a ferry with her over to Morocco for a day. Life's tough. Thinking of home today. If you are reading this, thanks for being part of my life. I hope to see or talk to you soon.

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