Before we even went to the city Granada, we had the greatest experiences in the mountains around Granada!
Via Couchsurfing, we met Tom, an American musician in his fifties that had chosen his place for living thirty years ago, here in the Andalusian mountains, near the beauty of Sierra Nevada. Tom is a very interesting guy and great musician! He plays country folk and sings. He has several bands and CDs that he showed us. And already on the first evening, after a few Spanish beers, we did a jam session in his living room. He likes beer and has a lot of funny and interesting stories to tell of his life. We sat at the fireplace, talking, playing until sunrise...
His house is like in a movie! A bungalow with a huge terrasse on top of the hill with a magnificent view on the Sierra Nevada! This view is one of the best I have ever seen, so surreal that I couldn't get enough of it, even after a few days! Mountains with olive trees, green hills that announced the beginning of spring, a huge natural stone formation that looked like a Buddha sculpture, and behind everything: The mountains of Sierra Nevada, covered in pure white shining snow under the fresh blue sky.
Tom cooked for us a great variety of Spanish tapas dishes, octopus, fried paprika, tortilla, accompagnied with Spanish wine of the Granada region.
We went for a hike with instruments and recording equipment to reach Buddha and film for our Spanish Video in front of this movie-like coulisse.