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Granada

Es Muy Especial

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It's going to be our last night in Granada and this town is going to have quite a lasting impression. Been a whirlwind of sights, tastes and unexpected thirlls thus far. We're heading out tomorrow afternoon but not without an attempt at trying to find where M. Batali went for tapas on Spain...on the Road Again before heading back to Sevilla.

Instead of feeling refreshed, each day has been a full itinerary and quite tiring. I've deduced from all this, the fact that all the food we've been eating is quite necessary as it's burned off by wandering and hiking up and down hills, narrow and steep stairs and alleyways. Just when I think I wouldn't be able to have another meal I'm thoroughly surprised hours later my grumbling 'stummy. What's a girl to do but to comply. Yes, I'm quite amiable.

Today's revisit to some of the districts and streets of Granada was quite something. Here are some pictures that might convey to you what I'm possibly talking about:

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Posted by EveZangel 17:48 Archived in Spain Comments (1)

S-iking = Sightseeing + Hiking

Day Trip to Ronda

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Unfurled by the dash to purchase the 10am bus to Ronda (otherwise known as White Hill Town) our keen sense of smell directed us towards a cafeteria wafting of oill and grease and the possibility of a morning taste of churros. We were not mislead as 2 euros brought us 5 pieces of piping the hot fried dough. With a sprinkling of sugar we noshed before getting back on the road towards the Estacion de Autobuses. The ride to Ronda gave us a moment to wind down, enjoy the scenery and take a nap before s-iking the town about. It was a beautiful and sunny day in Ronda. We hiked up and down paths, bridges and narrow roads and ended up seeing an old town lined with White Hill (homes), remains of history (old bathhouses, churches and buildings), caught the slightest rainbow by the waterfall and did it all in 4.5 hours. Intrepid.

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Posted by EveZangel 18:09 Archived in Spain Comments (0)

A FULL Day

Cafe con Leche, Alcazar, Tapas, Siesta, Tapas and more Tapas

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Our first full day in Sevilla and the weather was perfect. By early afternoon the sun warmed us up and our first cuppa cafe con leche was glorious. Yes, life is fun with a bit of melodrama. We spent the late morning on a self-guided tour of Santa Cruz, followed by the better part of the afternoon at the Alcazar. Not only did we see the historical sight over clear blue and sunny skies, we, ¨öoh, and ahh," over peacocks in the garden, overlooked courtyards and walked through arches which brought us to cooridors lined with ornate ceramic tiles and artifacts from the days of Colomubus´ adventures around the world. After agreeing that we´ve tired our cameras and our feet, we went in search of lunch.

Walked back to a cafe we spotted earlier with alfresco seating and people drinking Sangria. It was a leisure meal that sent us away satisfied and a bit rosey in the cheeks, the perfect precursor to a siesta at the hotel. Lovely. Post-siesta, we continued our search for the, ¨best churros in town,¨but with no avail as the place we had in mind closed by 10am. Afterward we stumbled upon a bedega packed with people; famished and in dire need to fuel up we entered. We exited thrilled with the our find and with whetted appetite for more tapas, cervezas and coca cola. Our last stop for the evening was at an old school jamon shop. Aged ham legs hung from the ceiling, old posters of Sevilla and Espana, kitch and old photos adorned the place. We bid our waiter, ¨adios,"and walked through the plaza overlooking the (third largest) Cathedral and meandered our way back to our abode, grinning and beaming over the fantastic day we´ve just had.

Tomorrow we´re off to Ronda for a day trip. Hopefully our plan to purchase our RT tkts will prevail, unlike us luck with getting our hands on fried dough and a melted chocolate. From what we´ve heard of Ronda, we´ll get to see scenic sights and have a getaway from city life.

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Posted by EveZangel 15:21 Archived in Spain Comments (1)

You´ve Found Me!

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Took a bit of time but my sister and her fiance are finally here in Sevilla!!! Woohoo. There was so much excitement leading up to today. The weather is perfect and we´ve our first meal together. <giddy> Going to take a siesta now and figure out the rest of our trip later on tonight. Can´t wait!

Posted by EveZangel 08:25 Archived in Spain Comments (0)

Meet Me In Seville

¨Familia!¨

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--- On Sat, 11/14/09, Karen wrote:

Subject: Re: We landed!
To: EveZangel

Our one check in did not make it. On line to leave info for them to send it to us. Unfort all your stuff is in that checkin. :( we may not make it by 230 so don't worry if you don't see us immediately. Think we have to catch the EA to the tram or bus. Yeah there should be the one big cathedral. Wait by the side that has the tall giralda bell tower. See u soon.

Posted by EveZangel 08:14 Archived in Spain Comments (0)

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