So, I went to Spain recently. It was very nice, although it always looks quite brown and scorched compared to the UK.
GibraltarI went to Gibraltar, went up the cable cars, saw the very impressive views, and got a monkey or two to hop on me. Which is pretty cool.
Sierra NevadasWe drove 2,250 metres up into the Sierra Nevadas, and walked up to a monument, which was an extra bit higher.
We went to Granada, which is a very nice city - and for the 3rd time of going there, I failed to get to see the Alhambra. It was too busy, there weren't enough free tickets, and we hadn't booked ahead. <mode="sour grapes">I bet it's not that good anyway</mode>.
SolomilloOn the way back, we stopped in at the town of Niguelas, which a friend of mine used to live in. If ever you're nearby, head to a bar called "Rincon de Miguel" - you can't miss it, it's pretty much the first building you'll see as you drive towards the town. The guy (called Miguel unsurprisingly) does a very nice pork in peppercorn sauce. A plate large enough for 2 (which includes chips) is €10 - ask for the solomillo.
BushfireWe were sunbathing one day, and a helicopter kept buzzing around overhead. Eventually, we stood up, and looking behind us was a pall of smoke. "That looks quite close to where we parked the car", I suggested. "In fact, it looks very close".
So I went to look, and found a bushfire burning a few acres, with the edge about 1 to 2 metres from where the car was parked. I decided to move it sharpish. I started to drive along the road that the fire was on either side, like they do in the films, but after a bit, I thought nah - it's only a hire car.
We spent the next half an hour or so watching the helicopters and planes dropping water all over the fire.