"If you do not enjoy what you are doing, you will never be good at it..." - Luke Parker
Day 03: 14 Nov 2012
CARDOBA – GRANADA
|(Waiting for our transport)|
On the way we stopped at an old train station converted into a cozy R&R for hot drinks and souvenirs. The weather was sunny and the scenery throughout the journey was beautiful and we could see clearly the Sierra Nevada range covered in snow in the background.
|(The snow-capped mountains)|
We reached Granada around noon but the bus was not allowed to enter the town centre as there was a general strike taking place at the main road. The strike was planned for today, Nov. 14, coinciding with similar work stoppages in Portugal and Greece, to protest government-imposed austerity measures and labor reforms. The general strike was the second in Spain this year. A partially successful stoppage was held on March 29.
|(The strike on the main street)|
Once the riot vacated the main road and moved to another location, the bus was then able to send us to Corona Granada Hotel. After we checked in, we had packed lunch in the hotel restaurant. The original plan was to have lunch at one Moroccan restaurant but because of the strike, our food was packed and brought to the hotel on foot.
|(Dinner at an Indian Restaurant)|
We rested well in the afternoon and later walked half a kilometer away for an Indian dinner at Mugha Indian Restaurant. After dinner a few of us took a leisure stroll around the corner and had a cup of Cappuccino on the way back to the hotel.