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Jul 28, 2007 - Seville

It was kind of sad saying farewell to Antonia today - if she was the crying type, I think Antonia would've cried! She told me I'm always welcome, I just have to ring her etc, which was really nice of her. I doubt I'll ever be back though - too much world I haven't seen yet!! So, it's back to living out of my bag for the last week and a bit - I packed it to within an inch of its' life today, so not looking forward to having to open and shut it every day!! Micha nearly didn't make the bus to Seville after locking herself out of the student...

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Jun 30, 2007 - Seville

We finally left Barcelona and took the night train the Seville for some rest. The first day there, we walked around the town, the towns cathedral and many other sights. That night, we were taken on a tapas tour through the backstreets of Seville where we tried a bunch of different different dishes at two bars. The night ended with a flamenco dancing show that we could have done without. The male singer sang with a disgusting face and the female stomped her feet on the ground really fast, but never to the beat of the music. We cannot...

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Jun 19, 2007 - Seville

Thursday 14 June Only a 3 hour train ride from Granada through miles and miles of olive plantations and fields of sunflowers in full bloom is Seville. You can see how Spain is the largest producer of olives and olive oil (not Italy as you might think). Arrived late afternoon, dropped our bags, had a look around town and headed for a bar for tapas and a refreshing sangria for dinner. Had an early night as didn't have a chance to have a siesta today. We've very quickly got into the habit of the afternoon siesta since we've been in Spain and...

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Mar 10, 2007 - Sunny Seville

Got up early this morning and got myself down to the train station in Madrid. By the way, there's a rainforest inside the tain station. Pretty cool. Bought my ticket, which is never easy when they don't speak english and you don't speak Spanish. But got my ticket and went up to find my platform. You have to put your bags through scanners just like at an airport and then there are different seating areas for each train. It was crazy cool. Got onto the train and found my seat. Spanish trains are awesome. Very clean and lots of leg room. Took...

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Dec 4, 2006 - Seville

Hola we are now in Spain. We have another stamp in the passport and made our way into Seville. Hotel was really easy to find, got off the bus from the airport and it was about 400m back from the stop. First thing we noticed was that Seville is undergoing a huge make over and there is construction sites everywhere. Met a couple at the hotel and decided to go get dinner. Were sitting outside having paella and sangria as the cathedral clock chimed midnight. Love the spanish way of life. Nothing starts moving before 11am and then you are still...

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Oct 29, 2006 - Seville, Spain

October 25th we left Barcelona and moved the tour to Seville, Spain. Prior to departing Barcelona a found a castle that I am sure I could feel quite comfortable living in. I did a little research on this yacht and found that was built in England and was launched early this year. It has been spotted in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Lativa, Poland, Norway, Holland, France, Portugal and Spain. It 252', can carry 200,000 gallons of fuel and can accommodate 14 guests with a crew of 20. I can not find out who owns it. Flaminco...

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Sep 19, 2006 - Sevilla: the beautiful city

Unwedged myself from Faro after a restful three day stint. Faro is no great shakes in the cultural scheme of things, and certainly no foodies paradise, but is a pleasant spot for a seaside break nonetheless. Frankly my body was screaming out for a rest and my list of ailments was beginning to resemble a medical dictionary...sore lower back, aching left knee, sharp pain in the right foot, tetchy achilles tendon...despite a fleeting thought that perhaps I was getting too old for this backpacking caper, I chose to attribute my woes to the 30kg...

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Sep 11, 2006 - Trains and boats and planes

Well it's been over a week since I was last in here so I thought I would concentrate on catching up with the time Laura spent with me. We had a really great week. Whilst staying near Cadiz (Richard you can find this one it's on the coast at the botton near Portugal)we were in a nice campsite. But as we sat there the first afternoon this bing bong noise came over the tannoy, we looked at each other and both said 'morning campers' It was exactly the sound from that old TV series and everytime it sounded we chuckled. It was a great location as...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Back to Seville

Day 1, Back in Seville: We arrived back in Seville in the morning and spent most of the day walking around and window shopping. After dinner we walked over to the Plaza de Toros to pick up the tickets we had purchased online a few days earlier. After fifteen agonizing minutes of watching a clueless guy at the ticket booth fiddle around with an antiquated computer, we finally got our tickets to the event. The gates didn't open for another thirty minutes, so we stood outside the arena and did some people watching. The locals were showing up...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Seville

Day 1, Seville: Our first day in Seville was pretty mellow. We arrived in the evening and found our hotel with relative ease. We really liked our hotel. It was in the center of the historic area of town in a quaint neighborhood (barrio) called Santa Cruz. We were less than a block from nice restaurants and three blocks from the Alcazar, cathedral, and La Giralda, the city's grandest monuments. The streets in Santa Cruz are extremely narrow (often too narrow for anything but scooters to pass through) and wind around in a labyrinth until they...

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Jul 18, 2006 - Celeb Spotting in Seville

By now the fridge was really struggling to compete with the outside temperature of over 35 degrees everyday! So every night that we wanted to have drinks, we had to perform the ritual of filling the bucket with ice, covering it with a wet tea towel and waiting the required minutes until there was a beer cold enough to drink! The boys had got into a habit of tossing the cans outside if there was no bin nearby & dealing with it in the morning. Well, the next morning the empties weren't the only thing we had to deal with! We had, lets say, a...

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Jul 9, 2006 - Seville

I arrived in Seville last night around 8 pm after my 7 hours of train rides. So when I got my Eurail pass for europe my brother recommended a first class ticket, because you get a lot of extra stuff and you have the wonderful thing called leg room and air conditioning. However, there are some down sides... they charge a fortune for reservation and supplement fees sometimes. See to get from Pamplona to Seville I spent around 60 canadian, for they had a few suplements. So from Pamplona to Madrid, where I had a stop over, I had this huge meal....

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