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San Pablo - Santa Justa

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  • Day3

    Flamenco

    April 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Saímos de casa já passava da uma da tarde, comemos qualquer coisa rápida na "Delícias de Portugal" com uma algarvia a atender.
    O objetivo era irmos visitar o Real Alcazar (um dos locais de filmagem de Game of thrones), mas isto não foi muito bem pensado, milhares de pessoas visitam Sevilha na semana Santa, centenas de pessoas faziam fila para entrar, por isso achamos melhor alugar umas bicicletas e passear pela cidade.
    Ainda passámos pela praça de toros, mas a fila não era apelativa de todo, mais vale voltar noutra altura do ano. Pássamos para a outra margem do rio, demos uma volta em Triana, regressámos pelo Parque Maria Luísa, fazendo um desvio pela Praça de Espanha para aproveitar mais um pouco e tirar umas fotos.
    Todo o percurso, foi feito já a pensar onde íamos almoçar. Esta viagem foi mais uma viagem gastronómica do que outra coisa. Comemos no El Rinconcillo. Só faltou lamber os pratos no meio da esplanada.
    A partir daí, foi tudo à correr até chegarmos ao Baraka para o espectáculo de flamenco. Atravessar o centro de Sevilha no meio de procissões para entregar as bicicletas, passar em casa porque houve quem não tivesse trazido casaco e chegámos poucos antes do espectáculo.

    Numa sala de um bar onde cabiam menos de 50 pessoas, instalam-nos numa mesa com um copo. Só se pode filmar ou fotografar a parte final. A primeira parte é apenas com guitarrista e com cantor ao quais se juntam mais tarde dois bailarinos. Não consigo dizer de quem gostei mais se foi da bailarina, que parecia mais chinesa do que espanhola, com uma força e uma delicadeza ao mesmo tempo, ou se foi do bailarino, com o seu sapateado tão rápido que nem conseguia ver os pés.
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  • Day1

    Llegada

    April 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Hoje so trabalhei meio dia, aproveitei para ir escalar à tarde com a minha professora de Yoga. Ia ficando apeada, já estava com zero km de autonomia e todas as bombas pelas quais passei estavam sem gasolina, devido à greve dos motoristas de matérias perigosas.

    Às 17h30 estávamos a arrancar do Parque das nações, chegando 5h mais tarde a Sevilha. Deixámos as malas na nossa casinha mesmo no centro e fomos comer tapas no Pando. Supostamente não se come tão bem em Sevilha na semana santa, mas logo a primeira tapa, alcachofra com camarão (claro que só como a alcachofra) deu para acordar as papilas gustativas.
    Estou apreensiva com o ambiente de Sevilha, a cidade está silenciosa, se falares mais alto só ouves "shhhhhhh....". Doendos pretos de cara tapada, assustadores e por vezes descalços andam a passear pelas ruas. Andámos à procura das santas mas vimos procissões de doendes com velas gigante a andar silenciosamente pelas ruas, num ambiente misterioso, parecia que culto de magia negra.

    Felizmente algumas procissões um pouco mais coloridos são animadas com tambores.
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  • Day14

    Albufeira - > Sevilla

    July 16, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Nach ein paar schönen Tagen in Portugal ging es nach Sevilla. Der Bahnhof öffnet übrigens erst um 04:45 und wenn man davor schon auf seinen Zug warten möchte, ist man aufgeschmissen. Denn es gibt nur kalte Steinbänke auf der gegenüberliegenden Straßenseite auf denen man auf die Öffnung des Bahnhofs warten kann. Ansonsten waren wir bis vor Kurzem die einzigen Lebewesen hier, aber jetzt herrscht schon fast ein Trubel.
    Wir haben Sevilla etwas bei Nacht erkundet, aber unser nächstes Ziel ist eigentlich Madrid!
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  • Day13

    Seville, Spain

    June 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    I found it!!!! The first photo shows you what it is.

    We had a great day in Seville today. Wow. What a place. The best thing of all is that that it only rains for 33 days a year.  The rest is sunshine!

    We started off the day with a visit to the Spanish Plaza which was built in 1929 for the world fair. Spectacular to say the least. It has a section for each of the 50 provinces in Spain with tiled tributes for each. Quite an amazing sight. Each of the countries who participated in the Fair built their displays in their architectural styles. Many are still being used as Embassies today.

    From here we went to Alcazar Palace which featured in several Game of Thrones scenes. Truly magnificent!! We were only able to visit 4 of the 48 patios which is somewhat disappointing but what we saw was magnificent. So ornate, so intricate and so breath taking. Wow!!

    From here we progressed to the Seville Cathedral. Omg!! It us the largest gothic cathedral in the world and is almost indescribable. Mere words are not enough. We were so fortunate that the Corpus Christi was still on display. It is made of solid silver and weigh 2.2 tonnes. I have never seen anything like it. We also saw the sarcophagus of Christopher Columbus which has travelled the world since his death. They say he has covered more distance in his coffin since his death than when he was alive including a considerable amount of time in the West Indies.

    This evening we left the city to a farm where bulls and horses are bred. The horses are Lipizzan and are such big, beautiful and majestic animals. Very friendly, very majestic and a great experience. We capped off the visit with a bbq dinner. Life can be tough sometimes.
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  • Day12

    Seville, Spain

    June 10, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Another police escort from our hotel to the harbour. A person was caught hiding under the bus at 0130 but not sure how. One of the tour group received a phone call from the hotel who were trying to locate our driver.

    We go through the various laborious processes of leaving Morocco  and cruising to Spain to continue our adventures.

    I'm in need of a haircut so we are off to Seville to find a barber. Lolol. I crack myself up!!

    We stopped roadside for lunch and another amazing sight. Walk into a bar, all the food is laid out on the bar, select what you would like, add a drink, pay and walk off to eat.  Too bad if what would like you is at the other end of the bar. Good luck not getting your order lost in translation. All part of the experience. Love it!! 

    Can't  figure it out. In Tangier it was dark at 8pm. Cross the water a few miles north into Spain the next day and it is dark at 10pm. Surely that can't be right??? Five or six miles is a 2 hour difference between night and dark?

    We arrived at our hotel in Seville and had an hour to freshen before heading off on an optional tour. A dinner and show in one of the oldest theatres in Seville. Flamenco dancing. Spectacular to say the least. The dancers were phenomenal and had everyone on the edge of their seats. So energentic and captivating. I did both hamstrings watching them. 

    Tomorrow is going to be a great day for Game of Thrones fans. No spoiler alert but watch same bat time same bat channel...........
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