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Mick McCann

Adalucia/Alhama De Granada

Just been here but forgot mi digi camera, very, very nice:





Mick McCann

Visited a old place with loads of carvings and tiles that I think they named after a theatre in Bradford.










Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Wow!

I find looking at photos of Islamic architecture in Spain very moorish (geddit?!?!?!)
Butts

Did you have nice weather?
Mick McCann

Butts wrote:
Did you have nice weather?


Beautiful, average daytime between 27 & 33 degrees. Not sure what that is in real money but it was quite hot, do you double it and add 21?
ZenosGhost

Was just down the road from you until early part of this week... did you get round the other bits of Granada?
Mick McCann

Move on, nothing to see here.
Mick McCann

ZenosGhost wrote:
Was just down the road from you until early part of this week... did you get round the other bits of Granada?


Where abouts?

No, I would have liked to but we were only there for a week and kids would have
been bored shitless doing the Moorish bits but saw some tantalising bits from the top of the Alhambra.

Did a lot of driving which at times was a bit mental.

Aye Serf you know you said moreish but spelt it wrong, it's also like
a play on words with Moorish, d'y see? Moreish/Moorish, geddit?
ZenosGhost

Just a little south of Granada, up in the hills - Lecrin Valley. If you go again, then they do plays in the open theatre inside the Alhambra on an evening in July/August. Mostly Lorca (local lad, had thing with Dali) and very early 20th century andalusian. All locals cos all the tourists have gone home. Wife makes us go.

The centre has the burial tomb of Ferdinand and isabella - really interesting contrast (very gothic/european). Granada has loads for the kids to do as well, a lot of it free.

Were you there for the fiesta thing that was go on the Sat before last? They had masses of blokes on horses and flamenco stuff going on round the centre?

If you were driving then yeah, there are a fair few places to get round.
bearing

Oh aye Mick, loved the Alhambra palace when we visited Granada apart from the bit when I collapsed!
Mick McCann

Was it the heat B?

Ghost, no, missed the festival (was it in Granada?), infact didn't hear any flamenco or see a guitar,
at all, the whole time we were there. That was disappointing, I was hoping to pick up some tricks.
ZenosGhost

Mick McCann wrote:
Was it the heat B?

Ghost, no, missed the festival (was it in Granada?), infact didn't hear any flamenco or see a guitar,
at all, the whole time we were there. That was disappointing, I was hoping to pick up some tricks.


Yeah it was. I think it was first communion weekend. The whole of the city centre was cordoned off. We kind of stumbled into at as we had parked up, gone shopping and then couldn't get out as there was millions of kids in white wedding dresses, horsemen and these flamenco caravans (with bars and air con in them, with balconies to let the fans mingle) all over the place. We managed to get out before the big procession.

Brilliant part of the world. The weather was great as well. You were a bit inland, but if you stay in Granada or a little to the south, then there are some nice beaches 30 min away and the ski resort (which closed beginning of May I think) is 30 min as well.

Did you get up into the Alpujaras?
Mick McCann

Not sure if we got into the Alpujaras, but did a lot of mountain driving, did the Zaffaraya Pass a couple of times
and came back from Torremolinos (don't ask) via some mountains.

Also went to Nerja without having chance to see the caves, the youngest needed the beach.
bearing

Mick McCann wrote:
Was it the heat B?.


Yep, that and my inadequate intake of fluids, I had this weird feeling, mentioned to the other half and our friends that I was about to drop and duly did, much to the excitement of a load of some Japanese tourists, I can guarantee they all have a picture of me in their Spain album.  

The stereotyping is a definite truth.

Soon came round after having some water poured over the back of my neck, decided to then take on a bit more in the way of water.

I'll see if I can dig out some of my photo's, you never know there may be one of me lying prostrate on a bench.  
Mol

Re: Adalucia/Alhama De Granada

Mick McCann wrote:
Just been here but forgot mi digi camera, very, very nice:







It looks like the location for Straight To Hell.
lebowski

Mick McCann wrote:
Not sure if we got into the Alpujaras, but did a lot of mountain driving, did the Zaffaraya Pass a couple of times
and came back from Torremolinos (don't ask) via some mountains.

Also went to Nerja without having chance to see the caves, the youngest needed the beach.


Did you spend much time in Nerja Mick ? I've been there a few times in the last couple of years.... normally stay in Frigiliana a few kilometres inland - really lovely spot.
Mick McCann

lebowski wrote:
Mick McCann wrote:
Not sure if we got into the Alpujaras, but did a lot of mountain driving, did the Zaffaraya Pass a couple of times
and came back from Torremolinos (don't ask) via some mountains.

Also went to Nerja without having chance to see the caves, the youngest needed the beach.


Did you spend much time in Nerja Mick ? I've been there a few times in the last couple of years.... normally stay in Frigiliana a few kilometres inland - really lovely spot.


No we literally drove along the main road from Torre Del Mar and pulled in to the East Beach, to be honest i didn't really like the whole of that coast road, looked to be throwing up lots of Disney type buildings next to the tacky stuff already there.

Would have liked to have a proper look around Nerja though.
sheeps

bearing wrote:
Mick McCann wrote:
Was it the heat B?.


Yep, that and my inadequate intake of fluids, I had this weird feeling, mentioned to the other half and our friends that I was about to drop and duly did, much to the excitement of a load of some Japanese tourists, I can guarantee they all have a picture of me in their Spain album.  

The stereotyping is a definite truth.

Soon came round after having some water poured over the back of my neck, decided to then take on a bit more in the way of water.

I'll see if I can dig out some of my photo's, you never know there may be one of me lying prostrate on a bench.  


Wuss.






Again.
bearing

sheeps wrote:
bearing wrote:
Mick McCann wrote:
Was it the heat B?.


Yep, that and my inadequate intake of fluids, I had this weird feeling, mentioned to the other half and our friends that I was about to drop and duly did, much to the excitement of a load of some Japanese tourists, I can guarantee they all have a picture of me in their Spain album.  

The stereotyping is a definite truth.

Soon came round after having some water poured over the back of my neck, decided to then take on a bit more in the way of water.

I'll see if I can dig out some of my photo's, you never know there may be one of me lying prostrate on a bench.  


Wuss.






Again.


*removes sheeps water bowl and puts it somewhere high up*
lebowski

Mick McCann wrote:
lebowski wrote:
Mick McCann wrote:
Not sure if we got into the Alpujaras, but did a lot of mountain driving, did the Zaffaraya Pass a couple of times
and came back from Torremolinos (don't ask) via some mountains.

Also went to Nerja without having chance to see the caves, the youngest needed the beach.


Did you spend much time in Nerja Mick ? I've been there a few times in the last couple of years.... normally stay in Frigiliana a few kilometres inland - really lovely spot.


No we literally drove along the main road from Torre Del Mar and pulled in to the East Beach, to be honest i didn't really like the whole of that coast road, looked to be throwing up lots of Disney type buildings next to the tacky stuff already there.

Would have liked to have a proper look around Nerja though.


Yeah , its a bit patchy along there, Torrox costa has a decent front with an excellent german biergarten. Nerja is quite nice, the balcon de europa and surrounding area probably is the most picturesque bit.
ZenosGhost

Friginlianananananana is nice and the Balcon is great to have a drink and watch the world go by but the rest is a ropey imho. Much prefer a bit further east. The motorway goes as far as La Herradora - try it if you get a chance. Nice places to eat on the beach (just avoid the German paragliding club that seem to use the beach as a landing area).
lebowski

ZenosGhost wrote:
Friginlianananananana is nice and the Balcon is great to have a drink and watch the world go by but the rest is a ropey imho. Much prefer a bit further east. The motorway goes as far as La Herradora - try it if you get a chance. Nice places to eat on the beach (just avoid the German paragliding club that seem to use the beach as a landing area).


Yes La Herradura and also Almunecar are well worth a look, a lot less touristy as well, was there a few weeks ago.

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