Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday October 27

We are back in Spain. I really love this country. Seville is beautiful. We arrived on the bus from Lagos at about noon after a fter a five and a half hour drive. We hemmed an hawed about leaving Lagos, but it looked like the weather was going to be a bit overcast, and we arrived in Seville to sun and 31 degrees. Hot. It took us an hour and a half to find the hostel, but as I always say, it is a great introduction to the city.

We took a free walking tour done by an American kid. He was great. Funny, knowledgable and totally irreverant. It was very informative and covered a lot of ground. At the end he pointed us to a fab tapas bar where six of us went for dinner. The food was excellent.

We are off to Granada tomorow. Not enough time in Seville...I will have to return at some point. It is a long week-end coming up. Those Spaniards will use any excuse for a day off, you have to love their lifestlye. It is midnight and we just got in, and the streets are still teeming (teaming?) with people sitting in the cafes eating drinking and yakking. It seems that everyone in Portugal spoke some english, and a whole lot of them spoke really good english. Noone in Spain speaks english, and if they do know a little they certainly aren´t prepared to use it. I´m glad that I have even a little to get by.

I will report back soon.



  1. Hey Joanne and Jerry
    Sounds like you are having fun. I figured out how to use this blog thing, I now can stalk you,
    Thinking of you

  2. Good to hear from you Jeanette. Hope all is well with you and the girls have settled into their new routine.

  3. Hola Joanne!
    Sounds lovely in Spain! 31 degrees and sunny? You're making me jealous, haha.
    How were the tapas? Did you try the squid cooked in its own ink? Sounds gross, but it tastes amazing. Might stain your teeth a little bit, though...
    I hope you're having a great time. Your blog is very entertaining. Keep us posted!