Leaving for Portugal
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I woke up very early next morning and I packed my few things and went for the breakfast. I was naturally alone down there in the beginning; who would in their right mind be up so early in a city that mostly lived in the night due to the heat in the day. I had a good breakfast and checked out from the hotel being served by the same guy who checked me in the day before. I was thinking about this and hoped that he had as quick a night as I had.
I drove around in the city centre being puzzled by the emptiness and at the same time I enjoyed it too. I could see that the city was still sleeping and the only activity was the preparation of the day to come; cleaning the streets, putting up tables and chairs in front of the cafés and so on. It was quite nice being up at this time with the early birds of Sevilla.
After a while I thought that enough must be enough and I set my target for the next goal of my trip the nice little city of Santiago do Cacem in Portugal where I was intending to spend most of my holiday. All what I had seen so far, was on the way of getting there.
I had planned to drive the coastline in to Portugal, like I did when I was in Sevilla the last time, coming in to Portugal from Huelva and entering at Faro but already when I got out on the motorway just outside the city ring I found out why I had been alone in the city centre. The Sevillian were not sleeping like I had thought; no they were all stuck on the motorway to Huelva.
After being stuck there for more than 45 min and not moving more than a couple of kilometres I decided to drive the inland route to Portugal. I had listen to the local radio and I heard that there was more than 20 km queue getting out of Sevilla and I had no intention about staying there for the whole day; especially if there was a good alternative road. I had gone that way in to Portugal before too but this was coming from Madrid.