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Sunday, 8 March 2009

Tourist Time - Guadalest

It was a beautiful day today, so we decided to have an afternoon out. I had mentioned Guadalest before, so we decided to do the typical tourist thing and go there. It was only an hour away, most of which was at about 30 mph as it was on very bendy mountain roads. I had always thought that Guadalest was a village of cave houses, inhabited many centuries ago, but reality turned out to be a little different. It was certainly a very pretty village, but the original castillated homes were in fact simply houses built onto the side of the mountains, rather than proper caves. We had a lovely walk around the ancient centre, but couldn't find the way to the top. In the end, I asked a lady in a cafe, and she very politely told me it was via the first house on the way in! I laughingly joked to Ed, that she must get asked that many times a day! Sure enough, later, as we were having a drink, the lady was asked again by someone else - and she was just as polite as she answered! (They really need to make the signs clearer!) It was only 4€ each to go through the museum and right to the top of the castle, so off we went... As you can see from the photo's it was a lovely place. Certainly to be recommended.

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