I've always wanted so see a part of Spain that's been influenced by the Arabs, so I was very excited for Alhambra. Although the palaces are magnificent, I would say that the gardens are even more stunning. They are boasting with abundance, and if you'r from a northern country you know what it means when I say that the air "smells hot". A combination of herbs and a pungent, warm flowery scent - just wonderfully exotic, that's what it is.
My mom could definitely settle down here for good, if she'd got the chance. She would live of the growing figs, pineapples and the hundreds of olive trees around. And she probably wouldn't mind plucking them all herself.