After managing to convince family and friends that we really have bought a cave to live in, the next question is usually – so where is our cave house ?
So … Where is our cave house ?
I used to say that it was in Andalucia, Southern Spain. I was then told by someone who had obviously digested Wikipedia that Andalucia is both the most populated and second largest in terms of area out of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain. In other words Andalucia is quite large, so maybe I needed to start being a little more specific !
This snippet of information also made me realise how little I knew about Andalucia and so I decided it was time to hook up with my old friend Google and learn a little more … so here goes.
Andalucia is composed of 8 provinces with each province being named after its capital city.
I was beginning to realise just how much exploring there is to do in Andalucia !
So now when asked ‘where is our cave house’ I could say with a little more accuracy, that it is within the province of Granada. That however is not the end of the story as the province of Granada itself then falls into 7 regions:
- Pontiente Granadino
- Sierra Nevada
- Las Alpujarra and Valley of Lecrin
- Costa Tropical
- Guadix and El Marquesado
- El Altiplano de Granada.
As our cave house is on the outskirts of Baza, I can now say that we are located within the region of Granada known as the Altiplano de Granada.
So what did I then learn about the Altiplano de Granada ?
My head is already spinning and so I think that will have to wait for another blog entry.
So … Who are one foot in the cave ?
We (Danny and Josie) have spent the last 10 years living and working in the Caribbean. In 2015 we decided we wanted to move closer to family and friends so bought a cave house in the Granada region of Andalucia, Spain. We moved there full time in January 2017. Now we write about our experiences of cave living and how we are adapting to life in Spain.
We also have a Facebook page full of pictures, experiences and information that we have found useful along the way. If its your thing, you can also follow us on Instagram 🙂
5 words related to this blog entry …
Large – Grande
To Explore – Explorar
Province – La Provincia
Outskirts – Las Afueras
To Wait – Esperar