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Things We Love About Granada — II/II

Alhambra panorama

  • Our Spanish neighbors, tremendously generous, helpful and hospitable
  • Excellent fish, fruit and produce
  • Paellas and barbecues on the terrace over wood fires
  • Good sports facilities in Granada and most of the towns & villages
  • Spacious and beautiful countryside for all outdoor pursuits
  • Granada kid and lamb
  • The lifestyle. Not as “relaxed” as you might think, as we both work, but not as insane as in other places
  • Advanced attitudes on issues like human rights, freedom of speech, equality, abortion, social justice
  • The roads. We didn’t realize how good they were till we visited the United States
  • The way Spaniards hold their drink. In 40 years in Granada we haven’t seen a punch-up.
  • Our  artist and writer friends
  • Always changingl morning and evening mountain light
  • Poetry readings, book presentations, art exhibits
  • Historic architecture, including the Alhambra
  • Coffee/coffeeshops/breakfasts
  • Professional waiters
  • The outdoor markets
  • Gardens
  • The way Spaniards cherish children
  • Nearby car trips
  • Old-fashioned fruit: quince, medlars, madrones…
  • Semi-tropical fruit: mangos, loquats, avocados, love apples…
  • The morning glories
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Things We Love About Granada — I/II

Pintora Granada Autumn

  • Mountain hikes and picnics
  • Hunting wild mushrooms/pine cones/firewood/aromatic herbs
  • Wildflowers
  • Breakfasts on the beach at Motril
  • Lunch at the beach bar
  • Summer nights everywhere
  • Strolling in Granada
  • Wine and tapas with friends
  • Cold, damp winter days, roasting chestnuts in the fire
  • Spanish friends who treat us like family
  • The incredible little wrens nesting in the morning glories
  • Every-day-but-Sunday garbage collection
  • A whole new culinary tradition both cooking and eating
  • The wines: varied, good, cheap
  • The extraordinary health services
  • Our stone farmhouse in the country
  • The prices
  • The climate. We didn’t come here for the sunshine, but we enjoy it.
  • The siesta. Quality of life!
  • The beautiful graffiti around the city done by “El Niño de las Pinturas”
  • The street life. The sidewalk cafes are a way of life day and night.
  • The health clubs, pools and spas; fine and reasonably priced
  • The reservoir for swimming and kayaking
  • The Sierra Nevada skiing, dining and bar hopping
  • Grocery shopping at excellent, inexpensive supermarkets
  • The water