The Alhambra

This was a special place, so I have decided to devote this whole post to it. We had been forewarned that tickets should be prepurchased – even so, when I looked at availability, the earliest entry time for the Nasrid Palace was 2.30pm. At least we had tickets, we heard of people who expected it … More The Alhambra


I had long planned to visit this amazing city, and finding ourselves with a week between sits, it was time. We drove directly here from our sit in Javea, taking new as well as familiar roads. We have given up taking the back roads when doing the long trips – motorways here are very good … More Granada

Italian interlude

The Cinque Terre and Milan seemed so close to where we had been petsitting in the south of France, we thought, “why not?” and planned an extra few days in Italy before flying back to Spain for our next assignment. Vernazza in the Cinque Terre was our base 15 years ago (for our family trip) … More Italian interlude