The Alhambra in Granada, Spain
Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site.
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.”
Because tickets sell out online weeks in advance. And to get one at the door you have to get there before 7am and even then there is no guarantee.
Luckily I found out that my hostel also sold tickets, albeit for an inflated price. But, again, I’m not really good at being a budget backpacker so I would much rather pay a little extra and sleep in…