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Jun 11, 2017 - Seville, Spain

June 10-11: Seville Accommodation: Puerta Catedral. Second floor (carry up the luggage) studio apartments on a shop-filled, narrow, but main street feeding into the Cathedral and center old town a half block away. Adjusting the life-style. Our two days in Seville (Sa ve’ ya) have been a climate and cultural experience. As temperatures reach 42C (107F) we learned quickly to acclimate to the city’s life flow. Out early mornings for sightseeing until 2:00; lunch; back to the room until 8:00 (journaling, paying bills, emails, French Open,...

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May 1, 2017 - Seville

As we arrived in Seville it is not only a holiday, their Labor Day , but it is also Feria, the 10 day festival. So it is crowded but very interesting. The women dress in their flamenco dresses, the men in their finest and the stroll to the festival grounds or ride in horse or donkey carriages. In 1928 the World's Fair was to be held in Seville hosted by Espana and the Americas. While it was not well attended due to the economic conditions of that year, many beautiful permanent buildings were built and remain. We were able to see and visit...

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Apr 28, 2017 - Seville, last day in Spain

Friday 28th April 2017, Seville, last day in Spain Woke to rain for the first time in 3 weeks. Never mind on with coats and umbrellas and off to the 3rd largest cathedral in the world. Opulence and more opulence. Told a story over 2 hours. Such wealth. Saw C. Columbus' box. Lots of gold, silver, timber carving everything on a huge scale. Climbing up the 11 floors of the bell tower gave us a wonderful view of the rain over the city. Yes this church has more bells than any other in Spain. Drizzling, so I dragged Chris on a 11 km jaunt in the...

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Apr 27, 2017 - Seville

Thursday 27th April 2017 Granada to Seville A breakfast to last the day. Just as well, as we did not sit down to eat again until 6:30pm. Tomatoes are so sweet here. The road less travelled lost the scissors paper rock to the navigator. Most of the time of the 200 km was spent about 2.5 km from our 'boutique' hotel. Navigator and gps says go right, horn blowing and old bloke waving a finger at me says no, idiot, it is a one way. Stopped in the middle of the road (where else - we would be in someone's house otherwise) and asked a bloke if...

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Mar 9, 2017 - Seville

We were on the move again, this time to Seville, ancient city and heart of the trading center of Spain for hundreds of year. Did you know that it's on a wide deep river that ocean going vessels (of the day) could sail right into the City, 100 kms inland and trade good there which made it so much easier than the seaports along the coast which invariably were surrounded by mountains. Unknown to me until we arrived in Spain it was Seville that Columbus actually left from on his discovery voyage in 1492. You remember him, the dude who left...

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Jan 10, 2017 - low key Tuesday

Another low key day today, as I got some extra sleep to help get rid of my cough and cold. Patrick ventured out to the Farmicia for some cold medicine. Muy bueno. We did a bit of walking this afternoon and had a late lunch at Cafe Del Carmela in the Santa Cruz neighborhood. I had the menu del dia or menu of the day. Many resteraunts have this option at lunch with several choices of courses including beverage, bread, and dessert for a reasonable price. I had choice of broth or ensalada (I chose the salad which was dressed with olive oil),...

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Jan 9, 2017 - What day is it? Monday

Another beautiful sunny day on Monday. Visited the Plaza de Espana where many government offices are located, and as you can see behind me, is very beautiful. Lots of gorgeous tilework detail. We visited the Foreigners Office to find out what our final requirements are for the Residence card, and we have an appointment to go back on the 18th. Then we had lunch at Cafe Bar Citroen - gazpacho (the cold tomato soup which we are loving) and grilled vegetables. Yummy. Feeling a bit worn out due to our late night enjoying the Packer's playoff...

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Jan 8, 2017 - quiet Sunday - at first

We were up and out early today, but it felt much colder than 42F/6C. Walked north a bit, then returned for an early and extended siesta. We think we're both coming down with colds. The extra sleep might come in handy as Patrick (bless his heart!) found a sports bar a few minutes from here that will televise the Packer game. Due to the time difference, it starts here at 10:30 pm. *** We ventured back out around 7 for beer and tapas at Bodega Santa Cruz. We had seen the place crowded with locals yesterday. The beer was Cruzcampo - a cheap...

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Jan 7, 2017 - Happy Birthday Patrick! and Getting oriented in Sevilla

Feeling a bit jet-lagged today, but managed to do some walking, past Seville Cathedral to the south, and through a bit of Barrio Santa Cruz. Visited a supermercado for some toasties, cheese, and fruit. Seville is a bustling vibrant city and I can't wait to explore more of it. There are rows of loaded bitter orange trees everywhere, used to make vinegar and a marmalade that's very popular in Britain. Birthday dinner with Patrick at 8pm, which is early by Spanish standards. Dined outside (which is very common) at Bodega Gongora. I had pork...

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Jan 5, 2017 - Travel Day

Very long travel day - about 30 hours. Got dropped off at MSP around Noon on Jan 5 and arrived Sevilla just before midnight Jan 6, which is about 5pm CT with a seven hour time difference. Photos from the plane above Paris daytime and Seville nighttime. Eiffel tower just barely seen through the clouds. Photos of Seville Cathedral and Flying Waffle from our rooftop at midnight!

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Oct 8, 2016 - SEVILLA

What a day yesterday was! We walked to Barrio Santa Cruz where the cathedral and Alcazar are. The line to buy tickets looked sooo very long. It ran the length of the wall of the palace complex....a high forbidding wall. We got in line and were soon followed by Brian and Lorraine from Vancouver, BC. We talked travel. Brian covered sports...lots of soccer. He has been to Argentina, Korea and lots of Asian countries as well as Europe. They prefer Asia. It was a short 30 minutes of continuously moving forward as we chatted. Once through the...

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Oct 6, 2016 - Algarve to Seville

Up early and on A22 to leave Portugal behind. We drove through gently rolling hills speckled with whitewashed towns. In no time at all, we are back in Espana. When we stop for lunch we say obrigada but hear back gracias. We turn our watches ahead an hour to Spanish time. With much trepidation we head for Sevilla. Our trusty GPS guides us to Centro and we turn some corners looking for a place to call home. We follow signs for hotels, a hostel and a pension down a narrow one way street. Outside the Galo Pension he doubleparks in the middle of...

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