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Jun 26, 2014 - Seville and tapas, is there anything else out there?

Back in Spain, beautiful Seville and tapas for lunch and dinner....... Just love it. Portugal was interesting, ancient, historical but no real 'oomph' to it, nothing to get the blood rushing, Portugal is a 'been there, done that' sort of place for me. My expectations had been higher. But, I have fallen in love with Spain, (despite their lack of Portuguese tarts) it's alive, interesting and they serve tapas for lunch and dinner. We are staying in a shabby little hotel with plenty of character, right in the old city down one of the laneways,...

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Jun 1, 2014 - Ready for School or to go home...

School starts tomorrow. I am very excited, but also very nervous. I have been having very bad anxiety and painic attacks. It is the worst pain i have ever felt. I want to go home. everything is so different and scary. I feel completely alone and scared.

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May 24, 2014 - Seville - I need more time!!!

So far I have planned this trip almost perfectly. Just about the right amount of time in each city, efficient transportation to and from each location, great hotels for the money, etc., etc. BUT I made one mistake - I didn't schedule enough time in Seville. I didn't even come close to scheduling enough time. I have posted pictures of a few things I only was able to see the outside of. I didn't even get close enough to take pictures of the 1992 World's Fair site. There is a Calatrava Bridge. That area is out a little ways from the old part...

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May 22, 2014 - Seville - 1929 World Expo - Iberian Pavilion

World Expositions, then and occasionally now, are to allow those hosting them to brag about themselves and show off new technologies, industries and generally sell themselves to the world. Off the promenade porch there would have been exposition rooms showing off the Iberian peninsula's newest and best of everything. Some of the facilities were built to be temporary, as the Eiffel Tower was. These buildings were probably built to be permanent. The craftsmanship was incredible as you can see from all the intricate tile work. These buildings...

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May 21, 2014 - Seville - Real Alcazar Sevilla (Royal Palace)

I just happened on this during my initial walk around the area where I am staying. I had been so looking forward to the Alhambra and it lived up to my expectations but in some ways I am more impressed with this palace. It is definitely in better shape but it has always been in use and never suffered any devasting attacks, just an earthquake. It has been repurposed and reconstructed but the original "bones" are still there. I probably prefer this one because it was not nearly as crowded and it seemed we had better access to this than we did...

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May 20, 2014 - Seville - My hotel and surrounding area - more pics to come

I guess I'm getting lazy or maybe have gotten fed up with wandering around looking for my hotels but THIS TIME when I got to Seville I took a cab from the train station. Unfortunately, my hotel was on a street that is inaccessible by car. My taxi driver pointed up the street I should take and told me to take a left at the next street. I did that BUT the street I was to turn on was closed due to construction. I had to turn around, go back to the plaza where he left me and take an adjacent street. I knew I was close but just couldn't find it....

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Feb 10, 2014 - Sevilla

On Saturday we left El Puerto de Santa Maria and drove to Dos Hermanas near Sevilla through patchy rain; there was one toll of €7.65. We stopped just before the campsite to shop at the Dia supermarket, at a nearby shop to buy a replacement tyre and tube for David’s bike as the rear wheel had a blowout yesterday and at the big Carrefour supermarket. We arrived at Camping Villsom (N37°16'39" W5°56'12") mid afternoon and it rained on and off the rest of the day and the next. Glenn and Albertine also drove to this campsite and we met up after...

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Feb 2, 2014 - Seville - Day 2

Explored the local area first thing this morning. A bit of hill climbing involved & we did get one geocache. Then it was back into Seville on the bus again to see a bit more. Being Sunday there were lots of people about & most seemed to be getting around on roller blades, they were everywhere. We got pensioners discount to get into the Reales Alcazares, the Royal palace. The gardens were very impressive as well as the palace itself. We then headed off for lunch at an open air restaurant on one of the back streets. The afternoon was spent...

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Feb 1, 2014 - Seville

On the road again this morning. Definitely off to Seville today. Stopped off in Jerez to fill up our bottle of LPG gas. We have one bottle of Calor propane & one bottle of LPG gas which is also propane but a slightly different mix. Our fridge, space heater, cooker & water heater will run happily of both so no problem there. I installed the LPG bottle because you can't refill Calor bottles outside the U.K. whereas LPG is available as Autogas in many filling stations in Europe. Another advantage is that Autogas is a lot cheaper than Calor gas...

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Oct 3, 2013 - Last day in Spain - Hasta luego

Well today is our last real day in Spain as we leave tomorrow on a long train journey from Seville to Barcelona followed after a two hour break with another trip to Perpignan in France. We have really enjoyed Spain, particularly Bilboa and Granada. That said we would have liked extra time in Cordoba where we only spent one day as well as everywhere else. Beryl says she would like to come back for a month each in Bilboa and Granada. As she just said every time you turn a corner you come across another Plaza. After Valencia we headed for...

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Jun 20, 2013 - Séville, Les jardins de Maria Luisa, Triana.... en bus de touristes!

Séville, Les jardins de Maria Luisa, Triana.... en bus de touristes! Ce matin, nous n'avons pas pris de chance, on a mis une alarme. Déjeuner ultra rapide et hop dans la navette! Ce matin, nous prenons le bus à deux étages pour un tour de ville hop and go! de Séville Premier arrêt, le site de l'exposition universelle Américo ibérique de 1929 qui a relancé les relations d'affaire avec les anciennes colonies espagnoles en Amérique. Plusieurs pavillons de différents pays ( Brésil, Bolivie, Argentine, Californie etc...et magnifiques jardins...

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Jun 19, 2013 - Séville, la Cathédrale, les rues sinueuses du quartier juif et le musée Flamenco

Séville La Cathédrale, les rues sinueuses du quartier juif et le musée Flamenco 10h, le téléphone sonne, on a manqué la navette! On dormait encore. Ah, ce décalage! La prochaine est à 11h30. On aura le temps de se réveiller. Le ciel est bleu et l'air est frais ce matin. La navette nous dépose dans la ville et nous cherchons à déjeuner. Finalement, nous dinons sur le trottoir d'un petit resto où de vieux monsieurs, debout au bar, sirotent un petit rouge! Ensuite, petit tour guidé autour de la cathédrale, construite en 1402 sur le site...

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