What a night! Yesterday, after touring all morning in Toledo, and enduring a 5 hour bus ride, we finally made it to Granada. Toledo was such an amazing city but that post is for another day when I have time to do it justice. Back to Granada.
After checking into our hotel and dropping out things off it was off to dinner. Never in a million years would I believe I could get use to eating dinner past 6 pm, but here I am, in Spain eating closer to what time the locals eat. It may not be 10 pm, but a 7:30-8 pm dinner is later than I would normally eat in the states.
We enjoyed a wonderful meal, but the real treat wasn’t the first taste of chocolate at dessert (why is this country so opposed to chocolate?!), it was the flamenco show by gypsies in a cave! A short bus ride to the top of Granada gave us a spectacular view of Alhambra as we walked through the city to reach the cave show. The rain streaming down could dampen our excitement for the show. Neither could the hairpin turns or a close call passing another bus, it was showtime!
We were ushered into a cozy cave lined with chairs on either side and served our choice of wine, sangria, beer or a soft drink. It was such an intimate setting, perfect to feel truly immersed in the show.
The dancers, singer and guitarist were simply amazing, there are really no other words to describe it. I sat transfixed as they danced to the rhythm of the music. It reminded me of my days when I clogged and the performances of Riverdance I have seen. The performers had so much passion and energy as they performed. You couldn’t tear your eyes away from their dancing.
When the music came to an end all I could think is, that can’t be it? I felt like I could watch them for hours. Cave flamenco performed by the gypsies of Granada is an experience I will never forget. If you ever have the chance to visit Granada you should be sure to check it out!