GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 5

Key lessons learned and trip summary: It rains…even in dry Sierra Nevada Pack enough food! The calorie outtake is huge and the hunger will come Useful phrase: “¿Hay alguien por aquí?” (“Is anyone here?)” I’m asleep – dreaming. I have a dream that I’m taking a hot shower. Ooooh…how enjoyable. Wait….But something’s wrong. As I’mContinue reading “GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 5”

GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 4

Key lessons learned and trip summary: The sun rises quite late in October (between 8-9 am¨) Don’t expect communication in English here. Even at the tourist information centre they did not speak English “Coto privado de caza” = “private hunting ground” I open my eye. It’s pitch-dark again and the moon is shining bright aboveContinue reading “GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 4”

GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 3

Lessons learned and trip summary: Even in October, the weather can get crazy hot here Beware of vipers! Useful phrase: “¿Puede/puedes darnos agua, por favor?” (“Can you give us some water, please?)” This morning I feel way better than after the first night – rested and refreshed. I had a good night sleep except forContinue reading “GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 3”

GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 1

Lessons learned and trip summary: “Hola” = “Hi” (informal) “Buenos días/tardes”= “Hello”/”Good afternoon” (formal) There’s enough water on the trail Filter (purify) the water! Download offline maps – Mapy.cz So…it seems we are finally standing on the official GR240 trail! It is 4 p.m. and we depart from the first notice board in the directionContinue reading “GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 1”

GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 0

„We’re here!!“ I grin at Thomas and take three hesitant steps to get out of the bus. My knees are buckling slightly under the weight of my backpack. It is 16th October, 2019 and we have just arrived to a small mountain village – Pampaneira. From there we will shortly continue to a neighbouring villageContinue reading “GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 0”