Visual diary: winter wonder, first New Years in Spain (2013-2014) and spent it in Granada. I lost myself in the mysteries of this city, especially in the old quarters, the cultural diversity and history – fascinating and alluring.
I didn’t take nearly enough photos to do this beautiful and vibrant city justice, you’ll have to take my word for it go yourself!
I stayed in a sweet backpackers, Itinere Hostel, run by globetrotters, working their way around the world. What an exciting time it was exchanging travel tales! They also run a professional language school.
This was the view from one of my dorm windows.
And this from another…
Best way to explore is by foot!
Because I love those stone alleys. These are in El Albaicin.
There are many traditional baths. Try one!
Carrera del Darro, a scenic walk next to the canal, leading to some hidden gem restaurants, coffee shops and mountain trails. Have a phone with Google Maps ready…
And yonder she was! Sierra Nevada, covered in a blanket of snow one morning while hiking up for a morning view over the city.
And the view was well worth the chill! Look towards the left on the hill lies the majestic El Alhambra.
Continuing the exploration over the hill, we found this wall.
And a new neighbourhood!