To be honest I did the same calculation with my must- read books list...
I have always loved travelling. I love the anticipation leading up to the trip, the hustle and bustle of the airport, and especially that first glimpse of your destination.
Spain has always been one of my dream destinations, and it did not disappoint. The weather was perfect, the beach incredible, the food delicious and the sights....breathtaking. We managed to sight see quite a bit, in Malaga, Granada, Gibraltar and Seville.
Andalusia is a beautiful region, the landscape is peppered with olive groves, there is wild oleander growing everywhere, and the streets are lined with orange trees. The colors are just overwhelmingly beautiful. The architecture is striking as well. The south of Spain was heavily influenced by the Moors, and that is particularly reflected in the buildings you see. Walking the streets in these cities, visiting the Palaces and cathedrals, you can't help but be in awe at the beauty of it all.
And then there's the food...oh the food, let me give you an idea:
I've already mentioned the flowers, right?
At night, once A. was in bed, the hubs and I would relax on the balcony, with a glass (OK, bottle) of wine, absorbing this view:
One of our side-trips we took was to Gibraltar, also called the Monkey-Rock. It's the last place in Europe where wild monkeys have survived. It is a maze of little streets, a very lively place, especially since it was getting ready for the Queen's jubilee celebration.
It was unbelievably hard to say good-bye, we all hope to go back one day.