11th November 2011 Alhambra Palace, Granada

Today we spent a full day in Granada having got the bus in without a hitch!  We didn’t spend much time in the city as we headed straight for the Palace.  One thing to bear in mind if you ever visit (13 euros per person, well worth the money) is there are morning and afternoon tickets.  We got there about 11.45 am and only had until 2pm to visit the whole thing – it worked out well but just be careful you don’t turn up at 1pm and expect to spend the afternoon there!

There is so much to see and so much information available, we’ve included a link to their official website if you’re interested in visiting. (http://www.alhambra.org/eng/index.asp?secc=/alhambra/history_alhambra)

After we left we headed for the Moorish part of the city, the Albayzin Quarter where we had a lovely meal of humus and roasted vegetable salad, followed by a chicken tagine for around 34 euros.

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Then we mooched around the streets that were very colourful, before heading off back into the city to get the bus.  We didn’t know where to catch it so Dean had to do some detective work to find the stop.

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Tomorrow we head off for our main destination of La Manga, so we got some provisions in and got everything ready for the five hour journey to get there…

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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