The trip around Andalusia was far better than what I have expected – see some photos. I have experienced quite a bit of the world already, but Andalusia surprised me with a rather unique symbiosis of two cultures that shaped it through the history; Muslim and Latino. The beauty of it all was for me to see these two cultures not existing side by side, but somehow melted into something new – at least this is how it seemed to me, as an ignorant visitor.
So, if you want a hot flamenco night, here it is.
And if you want to chill out in an Arabic tea house, with a pipe, no problem.
Or, if you perhaps prefer to go relax in a Hamam, but would love to go there with your spouse and enjoy it together and not separated, than this is the right place to do it. Though, with the latino temperament all around you should not expect quite the same level of meditative atmosphere as in Arabic countries.
And it is all genuine; this is not a Las Vegas approach to the World cultural heritage, you know.
Anyway, the main reason for the trip was the participation at the congress of interculturalists in Granada, and with all the topics discussed about the cross-cultural differences and communications, I couldn’t not stop wondering why is it so difficult to think a bit wider, to go beyond ethnicity and culture and see us all as Earthlings. Same culture, same species… Killing each other over petty meaningless differences.