Granada : Alhambra and Other Sights

After an hour and 45 minutes of bus ride with views of coastline during the first half of the journey, we arrived at the central bus station just before it turned dark. At the bus station, we bought our bus ticket for Madrid at the kiosk, and hop on a taxi to our apartment. We…

Short Stop at Nerja

Since Malaga did not quite match what I had pictured for Costa del Sol, we had to make a stop at Nerja on the way to Granada. The weather was sunny and warm; the only problem was that there was no luggage storage at the bus station. Luckily, there was a hostel right next to…

Climbing up the Alcazaba in Malaga

I like beaches and since Spain is renowned for its picturesque Costa del Sol, I readily include Malaga on my trip. The rain cloud followed us from Ronda to Malaga. But when I checked weather forecast I was happy to find out that the sun will come out again in late afternoon. From the central…

Ronda : Beautiful Spanish Hilltop Town

Whatever luck we had with weather in our only full day in Seville, we didn’t get any in Ronda. It was raining heavily just before we reached Ronda, and even though the rain had somewhat subsided by the time we arrived, the gloomy weather meant that with less than a day we wouldn’t be able to see…

Seville: Heart of Traditional Spain

After our bad experience with our Sahara desert tour, I was happy to leave chaotic Marrakesh for the much calmer Seville. Our flight arrived in Seville early evening. We took one look at the long line at the bus station and hop on a 25 Euro Taxi. Before we knew it we were outside our…

Marrakesh in a Day : Mosque, Snails, and Sheep Head

In Marrakesh, we walked to all the main sights. Here is our itinerary for the day. Kasbah Mosque -> Saadian Tombs -> El Bahia Palace -> Marrakesh Museum -> Ben Youssef Madrasa -> Koutoubia Mosque One important thing to note for independent travelers is that at Marrakesh sights, there are no English leaflets/display signs available.…