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Trip Report SEVILLE, CORDOBA, RONDA, GRANADA, AND LAS ALPUJARRAS NOVEMBER, 2007

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Nov 14th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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Bardo what a wonderful trip report.
It was evident that you did do your planning well.

I know the experince of getting lost is frustrating. We also had an experience in Madrid looking for Casa Patas which, after all, was not hard to find. But we passed it accidentally and ended up asking locals where the streets were. We got all sorts of conflicting info.
Oh well now we know just because they are locals does not know they know their directions.

I have a question about the weather while you were there. You did say it was in the 80's ?? Overall what was the temp? Did you & your DW find you needed to wear a coat/jacket during the day?

Again really enjoyed the report thank you for sharing it.

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Nov 14th, 2007, 09:14 AM
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ams,

Thanks for the compliment.

Only once did it get above 80F. The temperature during the day was mid 70's in Seville and mid 60's in Ronda and Granada.

In all locations we wore a light fleece jacket before 11 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

Mid-day we ditched the jackets at the hotel (or car) and were always quite comfortable with just a shirt.

Ronda in the evenings were coolest of all due to the altitude and wind but even then the fleece was more than adequate.
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Nov 15th, 2007, 10:18 AM
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ams,

Great report - you make me want to return to Granada and Ronda. I think I'll have to skip the bulls testicles in Jerez though - I'm pretty food adventurous but not that much!

I do have to comment that the Sierra Nevada peaks are the highest on the Spanish peninsula, but definately not the highest in Europe. The highest Western European peak is Mont Blanc in the Alps. The highest peak in all of Europe is Mount Elbrus in the Ural mountains.
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Nov 15th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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What a wonderful and detailed report! Thank you.
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Feb 22nd, 2008, 06:48 AM
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Thanks for this report!
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Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:21 AM
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Loved reading this trip report, bardo!

My husband and I stayed outside of Granada for our honeymoon last April(and I still need to do my trip report).

We also stayed at the Parador in Ronda one night and just loved it! Huge room, and yes, we also enjoyed that bathtub!

Sorry to hear the Lions still are being restored...they weren't there when we saw the Alhambra either

Thanks again for the detailed report!
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Feb 25th, 2008, 06:00 PM
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Hats off for not psyching out on the road to Capiliera. 10 years ago it was a scary mother!

The other interesting thought I have is, having spent a fair bit of time in Sevilla and Granada over a couple of years in the late '90s, the restaurants mentioned are not the ones I remember. I guess that speaks to the hazards of the business.

One final thought: anyone going to Sevilla would enjoy the book Seville Communion by Antonio ???? Peretz. Light hearted mystery in current day Sevilla based on actual restaurants, streets, etc. Great fun. the [perfect book for the plane.]
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Dec 4th, 2008, 05:53 AM
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Bardo enjoyed your report for a second time around.

Question for you about your travel to white villages, after leaving Sevilla did you see all of that in ONE day? Jerez, Ronda? I am confused seems impossible?
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Dec 4th, 2008, 12:06 PM
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Thanks for your interest.

We left the car rental office in Seville close to 10am and immediately got headed in the wrong direction. After getting straigntened out we arrived in Jerez about 11:30am (and got lost again). We finally located the equestrian show, found parking, and got to seats right at noon as the show was starting.

After lunch in Jerez, we drove toward Arcos de la Frontera where we spent maybe 2-3 hours - which was fine. Arcos is pretty small.

As mentioned in the report, the drive from Arcos to Ronda was pretty hairy (I don't advise our route - stick with the highway). We arrived in Ronda about 7:30pm - well after dark and stayed in Ronda for two nights.

So.... while we left Seville and eventually arrived in Ronda, what we really "saw" that day was Arcos and Jerez (and a lot of highway).

Hope this helps.

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Dec 4th, 2008, 07:31 PM
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wow that was alot! Thanks for the clarificaton it does help me for the future.

You report was really great!
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