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A man of many words. Profane, profound, loyal to a fault and a right rat bastard. I love the finer things in life: expensive cigars, cheap women and all the salted, cured meats I can eat. A friend to dogs, lover of humanity and despiser of people. If I were King the world would be a better place, because, well...I would be King! Oh, and I like ice cream.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Playing Catch-Up

I've been remiss in keeping up with my last trip. So I'll attempt to bring everything up to date.

When last we saw our heroes they were marveling at the Chapel of the Bones in Evora, Portugal. From there we made a mad dash to Seville, Spain. We had a heck of a time finding our hostel in Seville. It was dark and the Spanish are not very good about posting street signs. In fact, they barely do it at all. Of course the roads were created as donkey paths about a thousand years ago, so they aren't very conducive to automobile travel. I guess that explains the lack of Hummers in Europe. But, as luck would have it we ran into a kid from Brazil (Rodrigo) who was doing study abroad in Portugal and spending a couple weeks exploring the Iberian Peninsula. By coincidence he was looking for the same hostel as we were. With his help we found it. Even though it was only a few yards from where we were standing we would have NEVER found it alone.

Nonetheless, we didn't spend much time in Seville. Just enough to snag another UNESCO World Heritage site and see the Espana de Sevila, which was pretty cool.

Here are the pictures.

Granada and the Alhambra were calling and we were running short of time. But not before we made a twenty mile detour to visit an unusually named village. You'll see it in the pictures.

More tomorrow on Granada and the Alhambra. By the way, to call it THE Alhambra is like ordering a Chai Tea Latte at Starbucks. I'll explain later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Miguel, Wow, your pictures are wonderful! I guess I will have to live vicariously through you until I leave on my trip to the British Isles in May! More writing and pictures please!