While the Alhambra may be its best known feature, Granada has a lively atmosphere (likely due to the large student population) and excellent food. I hadn’t realized until this trip that Granada is the Spanish word for pomegranate which explains why its representation is ubiquitous in this charming city.
“There is no greater tragedy than that of a blind man in Granada”
This saying is variously attributed to Anonymous and to Francisco Asís de Icaza, a Mexican poet who lived in Spain in the early 20th century. It is as true today as it was when I first visited 20 years ago. I advise starting your time there with a full day at the Alhambra – the UNESCO World Heritage site that for over 1100 years has reigned over the city. Continue reading “Granada |Postcard from the Alhambra”
Many believe that January was named for Janus, the Roman god of gates and beginnings, usually portrayed with two faces: one looking back and other forward. It seems only fitting to begin this year with an overview of 2017 and some plans for 2018. With trips spanning four continents and including one of the most remote places on earth, 2017 was a banner year. Scroll down for highlights from the past twelve months and click on links for more info. Continue reading “2017 – a Wonder-Full Year”