KILLING GRANADA IN 2 DAYS

JUNE 13 2013
I biked into GRANADA, I thought I was close to the Hostel. I look up this alley with lots of Moroccon shops, this guy is trying to sell me some pot I say noand ask him if the Granada OASIS HOSTEL is up this road, he shakes his head no. I continue on, hike up these step streets with steps, with the bike, YES. I finally get a couple of Moroccans to helpliftmy bike trailer up some step stairs and Im there.
Was sharing a room with 3 Australian women.
So I sign up for the LOS CAHORROS waterfall hike

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WE CROSSED 3 SUSPENSION BRIDGES, ONLY 3 AT A TIME ON THE BRIDGE.
This was a really good hiking group,everyone got along and helped each other on the tough parts.

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WE HAS TO SCOUCH ON OUR BUTTS ON CERTAIN PARTS

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PATRICK THE ROCK CLIMBER FROM QUEBEC TRIED TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT LOOKING THAN IT WAS.

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AFTER LUNCH THE GROUP SHOT MINUS THE PHOTOGRAPHER (me)
All & All a great hike and adventure, thanks to Matt our fearless leader.
Now its time for ALHAMBRA the reason for coming to Granada. They’re sold out nearly everyday, but sell a few tickets for cash at the door early. So I get up at 6 am, sunscreen, lunch already made pack is packed.

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WORKING THE COUNTER AT THE HOSTAL IS FELIPE, WHO IS SOUND ASLEEP
A short bus ride and Im there, 2nd i line.

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THE STONE PATH STONE WORK WAS BEAUTIFUL
The best piece of art was this chair. It was in a glass case and I asked if I could take a photo, NO. So at the shop I asked if they had the postcard,again no. So I hang around for awhile and I see them remove the cellophane from a new book. Soon she shows me a photo of the chair and I tell her yep, thats it. I ask if I can take a picture, Yes!, the law in spain is you can take 5 copies from a published book. so heres the photo.

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THE CHAIR WAS FOUND FOR SALE AT A FLEA MARKET AND DONATED BACK TO THE MUSEUM. ITS ALL IVORY INLAY AND EXOTIC WOODS, ITS AWESOME.

20130613-205942.jpg I LOVE THAT INTERLOCKING ARAB INFLUENCED TILE DESIGN
HERES SOME IMAGES
I wanted to go to the GYPSY CAVES after Alhambra. I get back to the Hostal and there is a free tour run by Mike from Krakow,Poland. he was a VERY well informed guide. Het lived in one of the caves for 16 months.

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THATS ALHAMBRA ACROSS THE CANYON.

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THOSE WERE A SET OF STAIRS WE CLIMBED.

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THIS IS A FAMOUS STREET ARTIST FROM GRANADA, EL NINO DE LAS PINURAS
HERES MORE OF HIS WORK
SO 2 DAYS IN GRANADA 2 HIKES AND A MAJOR MUSEUM, ALHAMBRA. I KILLED GRANADA AND IT KILLED ME, I NEED A VACATION!
MORE PHOTOS HERE
BIKE BASICS, I have been trying not to fold my bike and see if you can ride a regular touring bike. Ive put the bike on a 1 hour train ride without breaking it down, so far. Well thats about to change, I have to ride the midnight train and pay an extra $130 for the bike. Well, I want to take the day train so I can see the countryside from Granada to Barcelona, Thats $150 with bike concealed as a suitcase or I cant ride the day train, NO BIKES on the day train. Its a super fast train, why not the Bike? Good question that I also have.
Next Posting will be BARCELONE

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