Day 1 - Sevilla

Sevilla Travel Blog

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So we decided to take a couple of weeks off and go see Spain. It didn't take long to choose destination or to pick the route. I guess, we were doing a lot of things wrong and we could think it all through in advance, but that's just us, me and my friend from Latvia, we bought tickets to Sevilla and we knew that in two weeks we have to be in Zaragoza for Pilar's Festival.

It didn't start well. I came to Riga and we had to fly low-cost to London and there we had six hours to change the flight to Sevilla. Our flight was delayed. and then delayed a little more, then more until finally cancelled. That's the thing about low-cost. Even if they put you on another flight, noone cares that you have to go further and you miss your next flight.

So 100 euros and 15 hours later we were on a plane.

Sevilla was... warm. That's the first thing that came to mind. After some heavy rains here in Baltics, 25 degrees at night at the end of September were unbelievable. We had no problem finding the bus and hostel where we put our things and went for a midnight walk with a bottle of champagne. Night Sevilla was empty and quiet, we walked through the streets, looked at the Cathedral, Alcazar, searched for a river, tried green mandarins from the trees.

At daytime it was absolutely opposite, noisy, crowded and hot. And we were thinking that we are coming when the tourist season is over. We took the tour to the bullring, that was something we never saw before. Not the bullfight, of course, though I would love to see that, but an empty bullring was quite impressive itself. We took a ride on a ferris wheel, got our bags from hostel and went to pick up our car from the rental point. We just decided that instead of going up North we desperately needed to see the Ocean and Gibraltar (this i don't know why :)).

powderfan says:
Stunning photos! You're absolutely one of the best photographers on TB
Posted on: May 19, 2010
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just an introduction photo
just an introduction photo
Cathedral
Cathedral
View of Plaza de Espana
View of Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana
Torre del Oro
Torre del Oro
Plaza de Toros
Plaza de Toros
Plaza de Toros
Plaza de Toros
Plaza de Toros
Plaza de Toros
Andalucian Tiles
Andalucian Tiles
Spanish pastry was the best!
Spanish pastry was the best!
boy being eaten by pigeons
boy being eaten by pigeons
Sevilla
photo by: JP-NED