Amazing Athens

We took our first ever trip to the Greek mainland in May. Heading for the cradle of Western democracy we spent a week exploring Athens and the surrounding area. First up we managed to catch the ceremonial changing of the guards at the Parliament building. Every day there is a small scale change, but onContinue reading “Amazing Athens”

All hail the Alhambra

Ooops Christmas made me forget the most important post of all – the actual Alhambra visit! Full disclosure, the potted history below of this immense site comes mainly from Wikipedia! The Alhambra is one of the most famous icons of Islamic architecture, and one of the best-preserved palaces of the historic Islamic world. The buildingContinue reading “All hail the Alhambra”

Cute cave houses

Today we’re taking a trek to see some of the famous Cave houses that are dotted up high in Granada. Most are found in the area known as Sacromonte – sacred or holy mountain. The Sacromonte district is located on the Valparaiso hill of Granada and borders the north-east side of the Arab El AlbaícinContinue reading “Cute cave houses”