Musings, Thoughts & Commentaries
Checked in to Hotel Palacio de Santa Ines after Driver Mailyn and Navigator Emily drive around through VERY narrow, winding, hilly streets. Our hotel was classic old style with high ceilings and our room had two stories, with steps up to the daughters’ room. We ate leftovers that we had brought with us. Elaiza and I had a planning meeting and talked in the hotel while Mailyn and Emily cruised bars in the old town center. Drinking age here is 16; Emily got tipsy for the first time.
The next day we walked the entire Alhambra and Generalife. Granada was the last stronghold of the Moors in Europe and was reconquered in 1492 by the Catholics under Isabela and Ferdinand.
We walked the old town center, formerly the Jewish Quarter, Albayzin, where Washington Irving once lived and wrote Tales of the Alhambra.
To culminate our visit to Granada, we did the right thing. We four went to Los Olvidados “A los pies de la Alhambra” to experience an authentic Flamenco performance by an excellent guitar player, a singer and a powerful dance team of a beautiful lady and talented guy.
Tom Anthony is a West Point Graduate and combat veteran who spent his professional civilian career in global business all over the world. He has lived and worked in Austria, Italy, Spain, England, Iraq, Israel, and throughout Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Anthony also lived in Mindanao for seven years.
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