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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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May 19, 2013 - Seville added to

Seville Woke up to rain and wind. Here we thought it was going to be hot! Breakfast. We are so far into the old city that the bus is about a 15 minute walk away...so we opted for a cab. Cobblestones and downhill didn't seem like a good idea in the rain. Cab drivers are totally amazing! Many sharp corners and narrow streets...we missed scraping by inches...really inches! He had to do an extra back up/go forward on one of the corners. Couple of hours on the bus including our potty stop. Then Seville...Spain's third largest city. Had a guided...

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May 17, 2013 - Seville

Seville Woke up to rain and wind. Here we thought it was going to be hot! Breakfast. We are so far into the old city that the bus is about a 15 minute walk away...so we opted for a cab. Cobblestones and downhill didn't seem like a good idea in the rain. Cab drivers are totally amazing! Many sharp corners and narrow streets...we missed scraping by inches...really inches! He had to do an extra back up/go forward on one of the corners. Couple of hours on the bus including our potty stop. Then Seville...Spain's third largest city. Had a guided...

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Dec 25, 2012 - Sevilla

First post,first thing,i have started to draw,yes,to draw.I am not saying that i am good,so far i have drawn 2 things,and so far i have 2 crumbled paper balls thrown in the waste basket. After surviving the end of the world,i rode into Sevilla,Spain. Checked in a 10€ hostel and washed my body from the 20 layers (1 per day) of dirt,i then took a walk around town. See pictures (you know how bad i am at taking pictutes,hen) The same problem comes back every time in cities "walking", I am not used to that anymore,so now a have fucking blisters...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Seville, Spain

Seville has so much to see. We arrived here by late afternoon yesterday and I made myself do nothing to finish recuperating from by poor dinner in Madrid and probably due to lack of sleep. But today was a full day of sightseeing with a nice overcast sky for cooler weather. First the Plaza Espana that is so vast and looks older then it is. Started building in 1914 in preparation for the 1929 World Expo. I didn't know they planned that far in advance. All around the outside Plaza are tiled scenes from all the major cities and/or areas of...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Alcazar and another Church

We woke in time this morning to the insistent beep of the alarm - at least Christine did and she woke me. We had breakfast and set off for the Alcazar. This was a Moorish castle taken over by Pedro I after the Spanish conquered the area. He set about restoring it and "Christianizing" it. Curiously, he used Moors from Grenada to do the work and the resulting palace is a mixture of Moorish and Christian architecture. The Muslim influence is felt in the geometric patterns and the Arabic inscriptions, while the Christian influence is seen in...

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