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Santiponce

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  • Day5

    Italica - Roman capital of Hispana

    April 26, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    A short 12km walk from Sevilla, made slightly longer by my bad map reading. Once I was back on track I had no problems following the yellow arrows. I took the river route which was slippery and muddy - there was a spectacular thunderstorm last night with thunder that rolled continuously for about an hour. At Santiponce I happened upon the local police who told me the Arroyo dos Molinos is full after last night’s rain, making it necessary to walk the road to Guillena. So instead I’ve taken the last room at the hotel here. It’s still early to call it a day but I’m so out of shape and my foot is a bit sore. I think the rain has done me a favour!Read more

    Robyn Smith

    Clever and sensible decision, Jill. There are many steps waiting.

    4/26/18Reply
    Jill Hill

    True. And I don’t fancy dancing with death along a main highway, which is the alternative to the flooded arroyos. Tomorrow hopefully they will have gone down, which apparently they do quickly.

    4/26/18Reply
    Robyn Smith

    Something like those flooding rivers on the Hollyford Track that Brian and I took as normal and proceeded to wade across knee deep with three children in hand. Madness!

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  • Day6

    Love the truck stop for breakfast

    April 27, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Cafe con leche - with sugar. I’m told that it helps with muscle cramps.

    Johnnie Walker

    Put a chupito of whisky in it and you'll have no problem

    4/27/18Reply
    Jill Hill

    I’ve been told sugar and mustard and calcium (yoghurt) and now you want to add whiskey as well? Lol!

    4/27/18Reply
    Johnnie Walker

    Drink the whisky and you'll forget the rest

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  • Day33

    Italica - Dragonpit

    August 1, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    In Seville we learned about the nearby Roman city of Italica. Only ruins were left but we were curious to explore its history.
    It wasn't too exciting at first. We walked past crumbled houses and markets in the heat of the day. The mosaics that survived were impressive though. And as we walked along, we found out two Roman emperors were born here: Trajan and Hadrian! We saw remains of massive Roman baths and finally came to the highlight of Italica, the giant amphitheater. It could hold 25,000 people (only half the amount of the Colosseum in Rome) and was the 5th largest in the world. It's enormous!
    To our surprise we saw Italica again the following month, as we were catching up on Game of Thrones! The amphitheater is used as the Dragonpit in King's Landing. So cool!
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  • Day1

    Ruinen in Italica

    January 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Italica war eine römische Stadt in Hispanien; ihre Ruinen liegen in Santiponce, etwa zehn Kilometer nördlich von Sevilla (Hispalis) am Guadalquivir. Die Ruinen wurden genutzt als Drehort der Serie „Game of Thrones“. Die Szenen der Drachengrube wurden hier gedreht.Read more

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