I like Granada (the one in Spain, not the one in the Caribbean, which spelled Grenada). I will probably return and spend more time seeing more than a plane taking off and landing.
The people are friendly, although few speak any English. One communicates with smiles (even me!) and gestures and misunderstanding. One orders food and is surprised by what is serves, but everything is of good quality and flavor. Prices are very reasonable. One does not notice that the unemployment rate is 30%, because people are friendly, restaurants are full, and no one seems to be complaining (or robbing tourists). The weather could be warmer, but all of Europe is suffering from an unusual cold spell (Rome and Mallorca had snow). We could still sit outside and enjoy a coffee in 9 degree sunshine.
There are almost too many sights to see and too many restaurants/tapas bars to chose from. Each one seems to offer better food and drink. The beer tastes better than anywhere. Granada has maintained the tradition of my never having had a bad meal in Spain. Perhaps, next time, I will pick a time with warmer weather. For anyone else, it is worth a trip...
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.