After the procession had finished we worked our way back along the narrow cobbled streets to the Albayzin, where we came across an alleyway called 'San Juan des los Reyes' It had the feel of a Moroccan street market; bazaar after bazaar selling Eastern arts and crafts items.
At the top of the alley it opened into a small square and we found a bar/restaurant called 'Los Cuevas' that served dishes with a North African flavour. I had a lamb tajin with almond nuts and prunes and Lin had a chicken dish with raisins served on couscous. Both of which were absolutely delicious.
Whilst we ate we were entertained by a young man playing, what can only be described, as an upside down wok. We have since discovered that the instrument is called a 'hang' which is similar to a steel drum, but the sound is much softer. Whilst he was obviously busking, you could see that he wasn't totally motivated by money and clearly enjoyed playing for pleasure. He probably played for the best part of an hour before moving on.
Soon after a group of three musicians turned up to continue with the afternoons entertainment, along with a little lad that obviously was the son of two of them.
Whew! It's hot in Granada
Being a University City there are a large number of young people living in Granada and from we saw there is also a flourishing hippie community there. Having spent the afternoon in their company we were very tempted to join their commune.....
Far out man......
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