We have travelled to many wonderful places over the last 6 months but there are few that I have loved as much as Granada. The city has everything including architecture on a grand scale.
With huge pedestrianised spaces where people hang out.
Beautiful, single storey, colourful houses.
And grander buildings with amazing details in the windows and doors.
And bell towers.
Even some art deco.
Away from the tourist area there is a lively and exciting, local vibe that reminds me of Cairo or India, where you don’t quite understand everything that is going on.
There is a languidness here that we have not experienced so far this trip. It is hot and the pace is slow. People are friendly and nothing is rushed. The day can just be spent hanging out in beautiful courtyards or wandering the streets, on the shady side of the road, of course.
It has not been all hanging out in cafes and courtyards although here has been a lot of that. Dave had a job interview while we were here. I also made huge progress with my thesis and have completed a first draft of my findings chapter and now have nearly 25,000 words. We have also started to plan our return to the UK, contacting shipping companies to send the bike back by sea. We still have many wonderful weeks left before then though.