Grenada (Motril), Spain

April 18,  2023

Marvel at the sumptuous palaces, lush gardens, and imposing citadels that are the Alhambra. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most famous legacies of Moorish rule in Spain. Meander the narrow cobblestone streets of nearby Albaicín, the ancient Arabic quarter, or see a flamenco performance in the whitewashed caves of Sacromonte, originally settled by gypsies.

The Moors’ last stronghold before falling to Spain’s Catholic monarchs in 1492, Granada still bears a Moorish influence. There is the Alhambra, the fortress-palace of the Nasrid sultans.

Discover geological wonders such as the world’s largest stalagmite in the Caves of Nerja and then meander through the lovely old quarter in the seaside village of Nerja.

After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a picturesque coastal drive to the seaside village of Nerja, a former fishing village that has recently become a popular resort town. A short distance away, you will find the Caves of Nerja, a series of caverns that stretches nearly three miles and contains the world’s largest stalagmite.

Although archaeological evidence shows that the caves were occupied from about 25,000 BC to the Bronze Age, it wasn’t until 1959 that they were rediscovered. Cave paintings reveal that the earliest inhabitants were hunters, followed by fishermen and farmers.

As you walk through the caves, you can expect to see eerily illuminated stalactites and stalagmites in the Hall of Ghosts, formations that look like frozen waterfalls, and geological debris in the Hall of the Cataclysm that an earthquake caused millennia ago. It will be an extraordinary experience that you will not soon forget.

Maria & John

St. George’s, Grenada

November 10, 2018

Today we rented a car and what an adventure it was. The roads were very narrow, and they were two-way streets with ditches on either side.

We drove up to this cool hotel called Petite Anse Hotel in St. Mark and had a great lunch. Afterward, we drove through the rainforest and saw the Grand Etang Lake on the way to the rental car place. The whole day was fun and very scenic. It’s a very green lush island, and the people are all really nice!

We were lucky enough to purchase a bunch of fresh spices from this fabulous spice island of the Caribbean.

If you would like to see what and where we ate while in St. George’s.