Immediately after the two—hour flight to Malaga, the Camerons were driven to Granada, where they visited the Alhambra, a magnificent palace and fortress built by the region’s Moorish leaders in the 14th century.

In an apparent show of austerity, British Prime Minister David Cameron took his wife Samantha on a two—day “budget tour” of Spain to celebrate her 40th birthday.

The 44—year—old Mr. Cameron and Mrs. Samantha Cameron flew from Britain’s Stansted airport to Malaga in southern Spain by budget airline Ryanair on Wednesday and they even stayed in a “mid—market” hotel, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported.

In fact, immediately after the two—hour flight to Malaga, they were driven to Granada, where they visited the Alhambra, a magnificent palace and fortress built by the region’s Moorish leaders in the 14th century.

The couple were then photographed strolling through El Realejo, a pretty neighbourhood of the Andalucian city —— the Prime Minister dressed casually in trainers, said the British newspaper which has published the photos of the Camerons.

They are also thought to have visited the Mirador San Nicolas, which offers spectacular views of the Alhambra and the whole of Granada.

Mrs. Samantha turns 40 on April 18, but the couple took the opportunity of the start of the Easter parliamentary recess to get away, the newspaper said, adding it is their first foreign holiday since he became Prime Minister last May.

However, the Camerons left their three children, including seven—month—old Florence, in Britain. Downing Street has also not disclosed how the children are being cared for, but the family is said to have a part—time nanny.

The couple aborted plans for a luxury family holiday in Thailand at Christmas amid fears it would appear excessive at a time when thousands were losing their jobs.

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