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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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Jun 1, 2013 - Relaxing in Seville in Spain

Ola, Here we are in sunny Spain, just had 2 nd night in Seville- a lovely city. We had lots of travel- bus/train /ferry- leaving Morrocco through Tangiers,a bit exhausting( but that's travel too). We really enjoyed Tapas a couple of nights ago - tasty cheese,olives,calamari,anchovies etc while we drank local beer.Kev then drank red wine with Jose the spanish tour leader while they " chewed the fat" over politics etc. Yesterday we did the tourist thing of seeing the cathedra -3rd largest in Europe after Vatican and St Paul's London , also...

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May 26, 2013 - Seville Day 2

Went and had breakfast. Went to the alcazar. OMG beautiful so many tour gruops. annoying! Took over an hour to see hall of ambassadors without people up my butt. This is every bit as beautiful, if not more so, than Alcazar. Every room, something special. Spent hours in there. Came outside and went to a cafe for some lunch. picked traditional seville meals - lots of orange haha Went for a huge walk, got a bit lost - to Casa Pilates. Small, but a mix of renaissance and Majudar style architecture and decoration. Place was the home of the...

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May 25, 2013 - Seville Day 1

Today I'm heading to Seville, which is in Andalucia, one of the great regions of Spain. I've seen a lot of things in this part of the country. Including last years trip to Granada, I've also been to Malaga and now Seville. The train went via Cordoba (would love to come back here too!) and then branched off towards the west. The ride into Seville was slightly different scenery to me, which was nice. I like seeing things for the first time. The train got to Seville and I left the station determined to walk to the hotel. Unfortunately though,...

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May 23, 2013 - Seville

We had a free day today, so just spent time wandering around the city. The first order of the day was to walk to the Metropol Parasol, otherwise known as the Mushrooms, from where you can get a panoramic view of the city. After that, Glen visited the Museum of the Indies, that houses 400 years of documents. The rest of us meandered through the maze of streets, looking at shops, avoiding the Romany girls, and keeping out of way of the tram. In the evening we went to a flamenco show. The food was incredibly mediocre, but the dancing was...

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May 22, 2013 - Seville

Off to Seville, city of oranges and flamenco. Our train ride was 2.5 hours. We were met by a driver who took us to our hotel in the old Jewish quarter of Seville. There is nothing remaining of the quarter, except the name. The hotel, Las Casas de la Juderia, was once a group of 17th century casas. There are winding pathways, charming courtyards and it is very easy to get lost. Some rooms are even on the other side of the street-through a basement tunnel. Luckily our rooms are close to the main desk. Our guide, Marta, met us for a late...

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May 19, 2013 - Travel day home

Seville to Portland Wake up call at 5:15...cab to airport at 6:15. Short 15 minute ride. Hurry up and wait kind of day. On time departure to Madrid. Good cup of coffee...finally! On time departure to Dallas...BUT...my $80 extra leg room seat is exactly like the one I had coming over...knees touching to start with and the guy in front of me all the way back instantly. I really want to cry...seriously! My seatmate and her husband had just spent a week in Spain. They are both doctors. We chatted and she asked her husband to switch with...

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