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I'm sick. It started as a cold all the way back in Paris. And then I spent my first two days in Sevilla in bed blowing my nose. And then, about half way into Granada I developed a cough. Sure, I'd been coughing here and there the whole time, but this was different. It was persistent and from the chest and mucasy and awful. ...

I've grown to like walking tours. It's a good way to get your bearings in a new city. And it's a good way to find out little tidbits of information you might not otherwise get. And it's a good way to meet new people who might just want to stop for lunch afterwards… Even if your tour needs to take a detour because you aren't allowed to walk by the Pope's house… [gallery type="rectangular" link="none" size="full" ids="55897,55898"]...

There's a wonderful thing about Granada, Spain. And that thing is the food. The comida. The tapas. Tapas in Granada, small plates of food, are abundant and, most everywhere, come free when you order a cheap cerveza or tinto de verano or sangria. Some of the tapas rivaled actual meals so you could get drunk and stuffed and hardly spend many euros at all. And they were all delectable: whether they were small cold sandwiches or hot meatballs. Here's what I ate in Granada. What I ate: Tapas in Granada, Spain: On my second night in Granada, around midnight, we headed to...

The Alhambra is why people go to Granada. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site or something. People didn't tell me to go to Granada for the Alhambra though. They told me to go for ambiance and tapas. So when I told other people I was going and they said "are you going to the Alhambra?" I replied "Umm, OK," not even really knowing what it was. And then they'd ask if I'd gotten my ticket yet. And then kind of furrowed their brow when I said "no."...