sevilla - much more my speed...

Sevilla Travel Blog

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one of madrid´s train stations

after a long night/early morning of what can only be described as ´girl talk´with my brazilian roomates, i promised to meet up with them in porto and then said goodbye to them and the italians ( who finally got to meet each other!  after 3 days in the same room together they were on such different sleep schedules that they never ran into each other!) and left madrid on a bleary, rainy moring catching the 9am train to sevilla. 

i love train travel! it´s such a great way to see the country.  and thankfully my motion sickness has not transferred to trains yet!  well sometimes it does, like when i ride backwards - which i avoid at all costs.  spain´s renfe train system is especially nice - guess that´s why it´s so expensive.

what a nice train station!
  it´s more like a plane - they give you earplugs, snacks, and play a movie!

now sevilla is my kinda town!  street trams, old brick buildings, fountains, orange trees (lit up with blue lights at night!), and horse drawn carriages - yes horse drawn carriages!  it´s all together... lovely.  yeah lovely is a good word.  it has a ton of gorgeous plazas to sit in and people watch, which i did plenty of.  it´s nice to sit in a plaza, have lunch, and just observe.  charming!  charming is an even better word for sevilla.  i was so charmed by sevilla that i forgot to buy my bus ticket out of town when i arrived there.  but then i figured ah well, it´s so nice that i didn´t really care if ended up having to stay extra time.

in the time that i was not just wandering the town, i visited the plaza de toros la real maestranza - one of the oldest bull fighting rings in spain.  i haven´t decided whether or not i want to see an actual bullfight... i can´t decide how i feel about that.  but i do know i have a hard enough time just seeing them on tv...

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one of madrid´s train stations
one of madrid´s train stations
what a nice train station!
what a nice train station!
more turtles!
more turtles!
can you find the turtle poking it…
can you find the turtle poking it…
on board...
on board...
a train going by really, really fa…
a train going by really, really f…
sevilla!
sevilla!
hostel #2
hostel #2
sevilla´s cathedral
sevilla´s cathedral
plaza de toros de la real maestran…
plaza de toros de la real maestra…
inside sevilla´s bullring...
inside sevilla´s bullring...
she was sacrificed because her off…
she was sacrificed because her of…
where the matadors go to pray befo…
where the matadors go to pray bef…
home!
home!
horse drawn carriages...
horse drawn carriages...
the tower of the cathedral
the tower of the cathedral
a side of the cathedral...
a side of the cathedral...
waiting out the rain...
waiting out the rain...
Sevilla
photo by: JP-NED