28.10.2008 26 °C
Our first stop back in Espana was Seville, we had been here on our first Europe trip 3 years ago now. We left with bad feelings after arriving with no accomodation booked and walking around without a map for 3 hours before we found a very overpriced room with only a bed for €40 a night. We ended up staying 1 night that time! So we thought we should try Seville again, and this time we booked some accomodation. It happened to be the weekend, so there wasnt actually much left to choose from, so we ended up with a double room for €46 a night in a Hostel. If you have read our earlier blogs, this one definatly fell into the cave room description. But it was the weekend so, we were not planning on staying in the room much.
Seville is a beautiful city, but completly overun with tourists.
The Alcazar was a real highlight, we didnt see it last time
There were heaps of wedding photos getting taken everywhere we went, which sort of dictated where you went in the Alcazar as they would turn up somewhere and take over the entire area with cameras etc. But I would hate to imagine what they are charged for the privelige!
We did get to Plaza de Espana last time, but we were hoping the canals would have water in them this time, but we had no luck I am not sure when they fill them if at all. But this was the main site for the 1929 Spanish-American Exhibition (Basically the world expo at the time)
The Hostel had a great roof terrace which was great for a drink in the evening, our room actually had a window onto the terrace. Luckily we didnt want any early nights as it was quite noisy until the early morning
Seville really came alive at night time, with heaps of tourists, but also plenty of locals as well
The south of Spain is famous for there food, and Tapas in particular, we tried quite a few places and were mostly impressed here. Bar Europa was definatly the highlight though with my pick the Montadito
It was easy to spend quite a bit of time wandering between the tapas bars, so with a full stomach at around midnight we checked out a Flamenco bar. We didnt expect much at a free show (Although the drinks made up for it) and the dancing wasnt great but its suprising how many locals go to these things, so the atmosphere was worth it.
Rishi was ready to ride her bike home by then
Overall our revist of Seville was much more enjoyable than the first, and we looked forward to the rest of southern Spain