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Mar 17, 2005 - Day 1: Seville

SEVILLE!!! My journey has begun. Had a pleasant 2.5-hr flight to Seville, we got in at 20:30 (local time). Hopped on a bus (€2.30) to the city centre (Puerta de Jerez bus stop). Saw Seville for the first time at night, it was beautiful: old buildings and monuments lit up, streets still full of people at 22:00. One thing I have to say, the Spaniards are VERY well dressed. The temperature was perfect: a cool 20C. Twas a pleasant 10-min walk to my hostel, which is located in the BEST part of Seville: Calle Sierpes, the posh pedestrianised...

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Mar 7, 2005 - Seville: Collapse of a Dream...

So after our fabulous time in Barcelona, Tommy and myself decided to go out on our own and get into some real trouble like we used to in our Fraternity. By all accounts we thought we should have a better time in the south of Spain than we had had in the north: The town was supposed to be younger, the weather was better, and the people friendlier. If you were to flip of the Spanish fortune-telling Ocho Ball and ask it about the success of our spring break it would read something like "all signs point to SI, Senor!" So we were quite...

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Feb 26, 2005 - The magnificent sights around Sevilla.

Hey Yall... Hola from Sevilla, the largest city of Andalucia and its capital in the South of Spain. It is definitely an enchanting place with bullrings, tapa bars, narrow cobbled-stone streets, flamenco and plethora of monuments that are unmistakably Spanish despite the strong influence of Moors, Goth, Islam and Christianity. Perhaps it was the air that makes me see everything Spanish! Whichever is the case...Sevilla is truly an easy city to like. My mom, Jerry and I were really lucky when we were out looking for a decent place to stay that...

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Feb 13, 2005 - short update -- Seville

This will be quite short as the computers I have access to right now kind of suck! I´m in Seville right now after several days in Grenada. Grenada was great, as was the hostel I stayed at(the Oasis). Granada is such a weird mix of Spanish and Arab cultures, that it is totally unique onto itself. There are great Kabab/Falafel places everywhere. When I got a kabab in one of the places, the guy started asking me where I was from, and telling me about Granada. He said, that he liked the Americans that came here, ¨very nice people¨. I said I...

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Jan 20, 2005 - Seville, A Flamenco Adventure

It´s a beautiful clear evening as we set out to walk to the Flamenco concert. We venture onto some new streets (more like alleys that form a maze) that run through the Old City of Sevilla. It has taken us two days to master getting back to our hotel in one go so we´re really being very brave. We are rewarded for our bravery with a ¨3 WOW Wander¨. As we turn a corner and look up at a balcony that has cascading trailing geraniums we see a sign for Juderia Street. We follow this street until we get to what must have been the gates of the...

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Ungars Travels

Nov 30, 2004 - The Rain in Spain...

Well there has been no rain in Spain, except for tonight and it was hardly anything to moan about, just a quick shower. We left the hostel in Montpellier early in the morning and walked down to the train station, but unfortunately we missed the early train to Barcelona by 1 minute. The next train wasn´t until 5.30pm so we had a bit of a panic. the solution was to catch three trains which ended up taking all day. the first train was a 2 hour all-stop train to the border, where we waited for three hours in a tiny deserted French resort town....

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Oct 10, 2004 - Seville, Spain

We walked around for about 45 min. after getting to Seville looking for the hotel in the guidebook. Hot and frustrated, we got lost in the barrio Santa Cruz and its winding streets and alleys. Finally we came across the Hotel Goya. It was more expensive but not a bad room and located just down the street from the cathedral. We spent the next two days roaming around the old part of the city and took a river cruise for about an hour to see the sights. Andy had been having stomach discomfort since about the beginning of the trip and also...

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Sep 7, 2004 - Hola Espana!!!

Our day started off OK, but turned out to be very tiring, we arrived in Seville and followed the advise of the Lonley Planet to the Hostel. Upon arriving there we found out that the prices were really high, we tried a few other places but the same applied. So we ended up traipsing around Seville in 32 degree heat with our backpacks (we definatley need to work on lightening our load) The Alcazar is well worth the effort, it is impressive! Seville has a really nice feel to it so we were disappointed to be buying a ticket to Algeciras where...

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Our trip home ....

Jul 16, 2004 - An annoying French, two Mormons, an angry American and two dorks from MIT...

The annoying French: Wednesday night I was planning on enjoying my last night in Granada, in my favorite hostel that I´d been to when I go placed in a room with a middle aged French woman. She got there Monday, just like me, and she was one of those people who I could tell that I didn´t like. Mostly because she stood in the kitchen while three of us were trying to cook dinner and was trying to read an unfolded, huge map of Granada. Can´t you do that somewhere else lady? Wednesday night I was dismayed to find out that I would be sleeping...

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Jul 3, 2004 - Sevilla

Helena (a Swedish woman studying at the Institute) and I took the bus up to Sevilla. This was my first introduction into a true Spanish city (Malaga is fairly generic and filled with international students). We spent the morning and afternoon touring the sights including the Cathedral, Alcázar, and Gardens. And since it was blazing hot, many different cafés and stores for water. At the Hospital de la Caridad (a 17th century hospice ), I took a photo of a resident with his small bird. He immediately started speaking what passes for...

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Peregrine Wanderings

Jul 3, 2004 - Sevilla Time...

Well we got to Madrid at 11:00 in the morning on Friday. We decided to stay the night and found a nice hostal named la Isla about a block or two from El Prado museum. We went out for our first Tapas, and Cafe con Leche. Toured the city a little bit then crashed out about 23:00. Hit the road real early, and ran into lots of people still partying from the night before, I asked one guy "Long night" and he laughed and said "Short night" like he was still going at 7:00 in the morning. Any way we took the AVE (Spanish bullet train) to Sevilla...

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Jun 30, 2004 - southern spain

hello everyone, hope this finds you all well, i have a sore throat from LAGOS...thanks for the warning Tara, you never told me lagos was like that!!! Okay well anyhow I was in Sevilla, planning on staying there for a couple of nights, but it was like 45°+ C so I just stayed there for the day, plus everything was shutdown and being worked on and blah blah blah, so now Im kicking it in Grenada where it is very pleasant and the mountains and the city are beautiful, in fact much more so than sevilla, in case you ever want to come here. The...

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