Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More Touring Andalusia

After a couple of days acclimating to the Euro time zone it's been a bit of a whirlwind tour of Andalusia, and it's amazing to me how much I don't recognize from our previous trip. Then again, it's been over 15 years, pre-parenthood mind you. We left Madrid and headed to Seville, which I personally think is a great city. I don't know why but somehow that town just has a cool vibe. I felt it the last time we came and I felt it this time. Two days in Seville and then off to Arcos de la Frontera, which is a beautiful and stunning Moorish-influenced town on a massive hillside. From there we headed to Ronda which was hectic and crowded, more so than I recall. A little nutty, but the gorge (pictured here-a Roman bridge) was spectacular. We spent the night there and headed off to a tiny village near Villanueva de Tapia to spend the night at a little B&B and have our birthday dinner. The place was beautiful but extremely secluded and quiet. Perfect for boring adults like us but a little harder for kids, though there was a pool, which is always nice. It was nice and our birthday dinner was nice, though we were looking forward to a super-quiet night of sleep and were awoken by dogs and chickens. We then hit the road for Granada and from here we will begin the journey back to Madrid.

The weather has been beautiful though a big hot. It is so much Californian, hot and dry, though it cools off nicely at night. The food and people have been wonderful, and the history of these small towns simply amazing. Will probably check back in in Madrid, or maybe when we get back home.

Until then, thanks for reading.

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