"Grenada, I'm falling under your spell" so say the lyrics of a popular song. There's no doubt, it would be so easy to become spellbound in the enchanted Andalucian city. I have just returned from a road trip to the south of Spain and must report - for those who have not yet been there - the Alhambra, the most important monument in the Iberian peninsula, is truly magnificent. The medieval Moorish palace and the Christian Cathedral built right along-side are breathtaking. The fortress and Generalife landscaped gardens present a picture perfect show-case surrounded by centuries-old winding cobbled streets and mountain-top caves featuring flamenco shows. Grenada has grace and elegance and the Grenadians take pride in the city's rich history and culture. A true Wonder of the World and, despite the two and a half million tourists who visit every year, the Alhambra with its stately back-drop of the Sierra Nevada mountain range leaves one with a sense of peace, beauty and, an awe-inspiring amazement that this man-made masterpiece despite religious wars and natural catastrophe is still standing. I promise myself, I will return. Spellbinding.
Ellen Frazer-Jameson is a journalist, author, actress. theater producer and drama coach. She co hosted the largest live late night radio show in Europe for the BBC and has appeared on national TV shows and taken leading roles on stage. She lives in Miami and London and loves to dance Argentine tango.