Sunday, December 30, 2007

Granada - A spanish town with a different flavor

We were suprised when we arrived at our final destination in Andalucia, Granada.

Granada was the last stronghold of the Moors before the Christian Reconquest. Therefore, it has the rich flavors of the Arabic/Moors culture, like a tea bag left in hot water for longer than most.

Our hostel sat next to the Arabic quarter filled with shops full of spices, textiles, hookahs and ceramic arts. Also in the quarter were a large magnitude of tea shops.

Tea shops serve sweet tea and desserts (usually sweet and sticky). We also recieved complimentry Figs. (interesting)

In all, we spent two days in this place and we could have been happy staying here a week.

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