10.08.2019 - 10.21.2019 75 °F
First the negative, they seem to love their dogs, (hold on, that’s not the negative) but many don’t pick up after them (that’s the big negative), so it will behoove you to watch where you walk. That’s it, the only negative about this charming city, well, maybe one more thing but this is a personal problem with me and Western Europe in general. They eat dinner late - nothing opens until 8:00pm, I mean, how are they able to sleep eating so late. However, I was able to solve this problem by eating a late lunch and then eating ice cream for dinner. Yes, that’s what I did, don’t judge me, it worked and I was a very happy traveler.
The people here are kind, fun loving and helpful. The culture of neighborhood parks, squares, walkways are simply stunning. I don’t know how to sit in a park and relax, but, maybe here I can learn how to slow down and enjoy my surroundings. I love this city so much I actually took the time to speak with a realtor. I would move here in a second, well, at least part time - I don’t think I could take the winters here. Not withstanding any problems, I may be writing my next years travels from a base home of Granada Spain.
Granada enjoys tapas more than any city I’ve visited in Spain. What do I mean by that? your tapas are free with your drink. I’m not a big drinker, but getting your tapas for free with every drink is a big plus. Most bars and restaurants change up their tapas with each round of drinks so it can be fun guessing what your next tapas will be - it’s like anticipating a gift. But beware, once you order a meal, the free tapas stop.
The biggest tourist attraction here is the Alhambra - which I visited a few years ago. Lucky for me, it wasn’t someplace I felt a need to revisit because they were completely sold out. I’m just letting you know that if you want to visit it, make reservations in advance.
I LOVE GRANADA!
All things Granada
Fountains, fountains and more charming fountains
Always places to eat and sit in the public squares
Granada equals pomegranate