Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Granada

'Ola' Russ & I just got back from our first home exchange. We swapped our flat in London for a house in the Albaicin district of Granada, Spain.


The house is situated on a square that the guide books boast has the best view of the Alhambra & they are not kidding.


It was a flying visit just 3 days, but long enough to be boosted by that Spanish passion for life, the food, music & the Alhambra, what can I say? We visited 2 days on the run and I woke up on the last morning wishing I could go back again. 'Gracias' Christine & Stik for trusting us with your beautiful home.

20 comments:

  1. And you didn't invite me? :oP Wow, what a gorgeous place! I've always wondered about the home exchanges and have always wanted to try it. But I don't know that there are that many people just clambering to hang out in Hillsboro, Oregon. :o)

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  2. I have always wanted to visit the Alhambra, what a view you had of it from your house. Catherine x

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  3. Just gorgeous! We've been dreaming of visiting Paris and we're toying with the idea of home swapping but don't think many people will be wanting to visit Parramatta, Sydney. :0
    Good on you both for living life!

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  4. Wonderful! I would love a few sunny days in Spain to practice my Spanish and explore. My feet are getting itchy just thinking about it... (sighing) I can dream, can't I?
    :)

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  5. Wow! What a fabulous idea! Fancy a holiday in Brisbane? I could soooooo do with a spell in London! (I'm not joking!) :) Kylie

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  6. Wow - sara told me that you do house swops. Sounds like such a fab idea apart from I'd feel like I needed to clean for a week before letting anyone stay here! How do you find out about it? x

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  7. oh the alhambra is honestly the most beautiful place I've ever visited in the world! and I'd like to think that I've seen a bit of it. We went on the most beautiful clear day and the photos are so impressive...

    looks like you had a lovely time!

    Corrie:)

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  8. ooh, i've always wanted to do a home swap but never had the nerve. if we do it one day i'll come back to you for advice. it's such a great way to feel at home somewhere and save some cash! x

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  9. That looks like it's beautiful!!! I was going to offer up my home in Lancaster but it really doesn't compare... at all!

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  10. wow, what an amazing trip!~

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  12. We did a home swap last year - our first - and we were quite nervous, but it turned out beautifully. The couple we swapped with could not have been nicer or more hospitible. Yours looks delightful.

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  13. Hi!
    I think you live in a best place. I love Spain and I staid there on May.
    kisses

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  14. hello, sorry but my English is bad, I like this post, I'm from Granada!, your drawings are fantastic

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  15. Hello!
    One day I´ll go to visit this city. I hope! rsss
    Kisses

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  16. That's lovely. No one wants to come here -- TRF, MN...It's boring. However, if I had a mansion -- it might be another story. (but I don't - oh well). Anyway, looks like fun. I would love to return to Spain someday.
    I stayed in Lloret del Mar for a week as a child -- lots of fun. Very close to Barcelona.

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  17. How exciting!! If only I lived somewhere people wanted to visit.

    I went to Granada last year and loved it! The Alhambra was amazing but I liked the Real Alcazar in Seville too - you should try there next time!

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  18. I was in Granada last October and I think it's got such a special magic in the air. What a great idea to do a house swap. Maybe I will exchange my place in Melbourne for a cute place in the Albacyn. Thanks for the memories that your post has brought back.

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