Purely for pleasure rather than business, one of our HQ team members headed to Granada in Spain last week. After viewing several pictures of tasty looking tapas and tempting vino tinto (red wine with lemonade – and if possible it should be lemon fanta – bizarre!), we’re thinking of booking a flight there too. But beware, apparently the temperature is fast heading for 40 degrees during the midday heat – if you’re not a sun worshipper its best to stick to the cooling streets of historical Granada up in the Alhambra Palace – its a spectacular palace constructed in the 15th century by Arabs and has wonderful tiled features and amazing intricate carvings.
Another tip from our traveller – shop in the markets just behind the main cathedral to find Morrocan inspired jewellery and ceramics. Also no trip is complete without a visit to a traditional tapas bar – none of the tourist malarkey where you’ll end up paying treble the price of locals, you need to head right off the beaten track and down to the Albaicín quarters where the gypsy area lies and find the grubbiest looking place to have your tapas – that’s where you’ll get the most traditional home cooked food at the best prices! There’s nothing like a little culture right…?