Published: March 31st 2012March 23rd 2012
Amazing shopping, could have spent tons. Explored Alcazaba - gorgeous stonework leading up and up through stunning gardens. Spanish gardens are wild and lush and passionately overflowing, not prim and proper as English ones are. The structures worked with the landscape to create an inviting maze of architecture and nature. Took lovely pictures. Found a much-needed bathroom at the top. This was the best part of all.
Saw the remains of a Roman ampitheatre. Much like the pictures I've seen of the remains of Roman ampitheatres.
Went back to the boat and beat Vince at ping pong. I did this many times throughout the trip, he never won. I am a ping pong superstar. Due to bets won 1) an awesome steak cooked by Vince upon return to the states 2) The pleasure of watching Vince take a double shot of Smirnoff which we had stealthily smuggled on board. Vince was jealous that I could beat him at ONE sport and swore to buy a ping pong table to improve his skills. Practice is important but you can't mess with actual talent ;)