I travelled with my good friend Ann, we've known each other since the late 70s but had never been on holiday with just the two of us. Ann had a lot to forgive, I forgot my driving license and despite numerous calls to the DVLA to get them to send a copy to Avis, something was lost in translation and Avis never received it. So Ann had to do all the driving, while I tried to navigate with a very cranky SATNAV called Karen, with whom I have visited some very interesting but unintended destinations in the past.
We stayed the first night in El Torro del Mar, having been led there by a lovely elderly Spanish couple in their car as Karen could find neither the street nor the hotel, then the next day we moved on to El Morche, to a lovely beach and spectacular sunsets. We liked this place so much we stayed for 2 nights and ate loads of tapas!
The next day we took the road for Granada, which had been my original destination, but I was so glad we took a few days to explore the surrounding countryside, as it is so varied and interesting. This pic is of a traffic jam Andalucian style.
En route we passed loads of these amazing white villages, some of them perched on top of hills, some nestled into the hillside.
Finally we reached Granada and the Alhambra. It is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment on the day. Here is the view from the gardens.
The last leg of the journey back to Malaga passed by Nerja and we found a great supermarket, olive oil, Serrano ham, chorizo, cheese and Cava. Then lazed in the sun and shade of these great umbrellas, ate a lovely lunch , swam a lot then sadly departed