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Getting our Moroccan on... in Granada

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"Leave me in Granada in the middle of paradise where my soul wells with poetry" - Jose Zorrilla

Foodie moment

Figuring that Granada was the closest to Morocco we were going to get in this trip, we decided to have a Moroccan meal. We went to Restaurante Arrayanes and had a delicious chicken cous cous and meatball tagine (although Mark thinks my tagines are better). Our livers had a rest for the night due to no alcohol allowed, so Mark enjoyed a home made mint lemonade.


Cultural moment

The Arabic influences from the time that the Moors lived in Granada is still very evident today. Big fragrant and colourful stalls sell any kind of spice or tea you might dream of, and small alleys look like middle eastern market bazaars.


Wow moment

The biggest selling point of hostel Polaroid Siesta was its amazing rooftop balcony, and it didn't disappoint. Stunning views of the red rooftops of Granada with the snow capped Sierra Nevada mountains towering above it all.


What we learnt today

Many of the houses of Granada look normal enough but in fact they are what they call caves. They are houses that bury into the side of the mountain both for protection in the old days and also for relief from Granada's hot sun.

Posted by travellinglise 08:53 Archived in Spain

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