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Seville

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  • Day45

    Sevilla

    July 15, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Die heißeste Stadt Spaniens. ich habe Glück und habe ein klimatisiertes Zimmer. tagsüber kann man hier kaum raus. Das Leben beginnt abends. ich wage es trotzdem mir die Stadt um 12 Uhr anzusehen. Es ist nur heiß. Wunderschön.... aber heiß. Abends feiern wir Marianos Geburtstag und laufen noch mal durch die Stadt. Ein grandioser lustiger Abend mit viel Sangria und einem lecker Likör von dem ich mir eine Flasche sichern konnte. Die beiden nehmen sie für mich mit nach Duetschland inklusive dem Bier für Kevin. Ich habe vor aus jedem Land eine Flasche Bier für Kevin und eine Flasche Schnappes für meine Bar nach Hause zu schicken. Kev bekommt jetzt je eine Flasche aus Belgien, Frankreich und Luxembourg mitgebracht. Zusätzlich habe ich mir hier einen neuen Schlafsack geholt. Auch hier geht der alte mit in die Heimat. Und ich habe eine Waage gefunden. Satte 7 Kilo weniger habe ich jetzt. Das ist soooo geil. ich verliere das Gewicht endlich. ich habe jetzt also ca 14 Kilo weniger als beim Start auf dem Bike. Und das merkt man deutlich. Ich fühle mich gut und erleichtert. In Sevilla trennen sich unsere Wege auch wieder. Während ich nach Cadiz aufbreche fahren Silke, Mariano und seine Kids Richtung Granada. Das waren ein paar tolle Tage mit guten Gesprächen und wir haben viel gelacht.Read more

  • Day102

    Flucht aus Spanien

    March 14, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Heute Morgen erfahren wir in den Nachrichten das Spanien den Notstand ausruft!
    Ganze Städte werden dicht gemacht, Ausgangssperren werden verhangen, Logrono wird zum Kriesenbrennpunkt ernannt...
    Dort wo es Morgen hingehen soll!
    Bars, Restaurants und die Pilgerherbergen, ja selbst die Kirchen: geschlossen!!!!

    Die Stimmung ist auf dem Nullpunkt, von uns 6 entscheiden sich weitere 3 abzubrechen 😢

    Ich weiß nicht was ich tun soll...
    Ich will unbedingt weiter, aber mein Laufpartner John entschließt sich für den Rückflug.
    Bis jetzt hatten wir genau dieselbe Ansicht zu dem Thema und das er nun abbrechen will verunsichert mich ungemein!
    Ich wusste das der Moment des Abschiedes kommen würde, aber das er so plötzlich von jetzt auf gleich kommen würde war mir nicht bewusst!
    Mir bricht das Herz aber ich will weiter!!!

    Wir sind jetzt noch zu dritt, nehmen Abschied und setzten unseren Weg fort!
    Schnell, bevor auch wir es uns nocheinmal anders überlegen.
    Kurzer Halt in der Apotheke (Blasenpflaster und so) und im Supermarkt (denn alles andere ist geschlossen) dann geht's los.

    Es ist ein seltsamer Tag, wunderschönes Wetter und sehr schön zu laufen.
    Aber wir sind alle sehr still, jeder hängt seinen Gedanken nach, zu viel was uns beschäftigt....
    Es ist einfach nicht mehr dasselbe!

    Unterwegs treffen wir nur noch auf 4 weitere Pilger, die aber allesamt abbrechen wollen.

    Bei einer kurzen Rast an einem Brunnen kommt eine Joggerin an uns vorbei. Sie sieht uns, hält an und kommt auf uns zu.
    Sie erzählt uns das sie sehr gläubig sei und fragt ob sie für uns beten darf.
    Denke das können wir nun wirklich gebrauchen!

    Am späten Nachmittag erreichen wir Los Arcos und dort werden wir von der einzigen Unterkunft die uns aufnehmen würde (max. 2 Personen pro Schlafsaal, Corona Maßnahme) dazu aufgefordert sofort den Jakobsweg abzubrechen!
    Denn wir würden in der nächsten Stadt von der Armee empfangen, sollten wir weiter gehen.
    Am besten wir verließen noch heute das Land!!!
    Denn ob es Morgen noch möglich wäre ist nicht sicher!

    Wir nahmen den erst besten Bus. Horatio zurück nach Madrid, Tom wollte nach Amsterdam und ich zum nächsten Flughafen.
    Morgen fliege ich dann zurück nach Hause.

    Mein Verstand kann und will es nicht begreifen, mein Herz schmerzt, einzig und allein meine Füße feiern ne fette Party das der "Scheiß" nun endlich ein Ende hat! 😂😂🤷

    Denn wir sind in 6 Tagen 135 km gelaufen! 😁

    Einer schrieb etwas sehr schönes in unsere Gruppe:

    "Es war wirklich schön, diese Tage mit euch allen zu teilen. Wir sind immer noch auf dem Camino und der Camino geht weiter mit uns. Ich denke, es geht nicht darum zu wissen, wie man vorwärts geht, sondern auch rückwärts und zu den Seiten, den vier Richtungen, die die Form des Kreuzes bilden. Hoffe wir werden ihn bald wieder gemeinsam laufen."

    Danke meine Freude, wünsche euch weiterhin "Buen camino!"

    Ich hoffe wir sehen uns bald wieder und gehen ihn dann gemeinsam bis zum Ende! 😘
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  • Day20

    Sevilla

    August 3, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    So, Rabea ist gut in Sevilla abgeliefert. Wir haben noch eine Kleinigkeit in einer Mini - Bar gegessen und sind jetzt auf dem Weg nach Tarifa. Mal sehen ob dich in den letzten 20 Jahren dort was verändert hat.🤣Read more

  • Day7

    Day 7 - Sevilla!

    September 16, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Today was pretty much the first day we had to just relax and take it slow. And we needed it! We woke up late and found an awesome park on the water to workout. Then we had breakfast (and lunch!) while wandering the streets and alleys before returning for an early siesta at the beautiful Airbnb. We met our first American friend, Graham, from New Orleans, who is renting the other room in the house, as we sipped a glass of wine on the terrace. Then we wandered the streets some more, had a couple of cervezas at a local bodega, and had a nice dinner while people watching near the city center. Last, but absolutely not least, I finally got my churros con chocolate that we missed out on in Madrid!!!! Now time for an early night (and our books)!!!

    Not many pictures (and they're all of me because Tim had the phone) and a fairly uneventful day, but just as wonderful as the last. Sevilla is absolutely beautiful and the people are by far the nicest we have met so far.
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  • Day1

    Seville

    November 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Hotel Becquer
    La Barratillo for tapas near the bull ring
    Very nice hotel warm, friendly welcome. Good size room. Headed for La Barratillo for more than we could eat tapas. Tried to avoid looking at the bulls heads.Read more

  • Day6

    Day 6 - Sevilla Arrival

    September 15, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Well...we have said it 5 days in a row and meant it every time. But, once again, every day has been better than the last. We LOVE Sevilla.

    Cadiz had originally been planned as a day trip from Sevilla but we decided to change it to a 2 night stay. After just a few hours in Cadiz, we thought about bagging Sevilla completely and staying a week in Cadiz. We are so happy we didn't do that. Sevilla has all of the charm and beauty of an old Spanish town like Cadiz and Toledo with all of the attractions and kind people of a city like Madrid. It may not have a beach, but it has a beautiful canal surrounding the city, as well as cathedrals, museums, monuments, AND Plaza de Espana, where the pod race scene from Star Wars Episode One was filmed. And we managed to see all of this today. But, the stand out of the day so far has been the food.

    After our tapas-filled lunch, Tim and I agreed it had been our best meal yet. But even that couldn't top our tapas-filled dinner at a Michelin star "bar", Eslava. I want to write all of these tapas down so we don't forget.

    Lunch - swordfish over orange wine sauce, "Padron" peppers, dates wrapped in bacon, hearts of palm over vegetable gazpacho, eggplant topped with goat cheese and drizzled in honey

    Dinner - roasted mackerel with tomato onion pepper salad, roasted pork rib with rosemary honey glaze, artichokes with fried garlic and shavings of cod, grilled razor clams with lemon, slow cooked egg over boletas cake with caramelized wine reduction, and brick pastry stuffed with cuttlefish (we did it again!) and algae served with yogurt.

    (Each of these tapas are about 2 Euros a piece...amazing)

    ...not to mention where we are staying. We have a room in a 19th century Andalusian house that is absolutely beautiful. Our friendly hosts are the ones who recommended both of these amazing meals.

    I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!
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  • Day8

    Day 8 - Last Day/Night in Sevilla

    September 17, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Sevilla has been absolutely amazing! It reminds me of a Spanish Richmond. It has all of the feels of a small city, yet it's large enough to have a little of everything. There are restaurants, bars, and cafes on every street. There is a ton of culture and history everywhere you look. The people are so charming and friendly. It's cheap! There's a waterfront full of architecture, parks, water sports, art walks, and even a foodie event that we stumbled upon today (similar to "Broad Appetite" of Richmond). While we could happily stay here forever, we did these 3 days right and are happy to see what's in store for us next. We stayed in a beautiful Andalusian home with the nicest hosts imaginable. We ate some of the best food we have ever had (and checked off 7 of the 15 or so restaurants off of our hosts' recommendation list), we wandered about 10 miles a day through streets and alleyways, we explored the beautiful architecture on both sides of the canal, we saw the Cathedral, the Real Alcazar, the Plaza de Espana, and so much more.

    Today was a great finale. Another workout on the water. Crepes for breakfast. Hours of alley wandering and site-seeing. Siesta. Wine on the rooftop. More walking. Another tapas-filled dinner and people watching on a busy terrace. Now some rest and relaxation before we head off to Granada in the morning.
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  • Day12

    Guided Tour of the Jewish Quarter

    July 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    We went on a guided tour of the Jewish Quarter at 5:30pm. The guide explained the reasons why the Jews lived so close to the royal palace and could be in the King's court in just one minute's walk. The Jews, prior to the Black Plague in 1350, were very popular with the King for two reasons: firstly, because they could lend money which the king often needed, and, secondly, they were the best doctors in Spain so they king called on them for medical treatment. However, when the Black Plague decimated the population of Seville, the Jews did not catch the plague. This led to accusations of various kinds, including the Jews poisoned the water, the Jews killed Christ and this is God's punishment on the Catholics for favouring the Jews in the city, and the Jews have all the money of the city and are causing the Catholics to suffer.

    This all led to an uprising of antisemitism which culminated in one night of massacre in 1391 when the people of Seville rioted and killed 4000 of the 5000 Jews living in Seville. This led to the remaining Jews to flee to other parts of the city and they had to convert to Christianity if they were to be saved. Why didn't the king stand up for them? Because he was so in debt to the Jews that he was thankful that the people had killed the people to whom he owed money. It was an easy way to wipe out a debt.

    The inquisition commenced here in Seville. It was designed to investigate first whether the Jews had really converted to Christianity or were they just doing so to save their lives and secretly keeping their Jewish rituals behind closed doors. The first hearings were held in a small square in the Jewish Quarter. There are two narrow streets going off the square very close together. One street is called Vide (which means life) the other is called Morte (which means death). If the inquisition found the accused innocent, they were taken down the street named life, if found guilty, they were taken down the other street to be executed. It is a chilling reminder of the cruel reality of the Catholic Inquisition. There is a museum located where the first headquarters of the Inquisition was located in Spain. It is here in Seville and we hope to visit it tomorrow.

    There is a square in Seville where a synagogue was located in Seville, but it was destroyed. There is a little Jewish symbol on buildings here wherever there is something of significance to the Jews. They are hard to find, but the guide pointed them out. For example, there is a small underground walkway where the Jews resorted to praying out of sight after the persecutions began. There is also a symbol in the square where the synagogue once stood in the 14th century.

    There are only about 150 Jews living in Seville today, not enough religious Jews to have a synagogue. The Jewish community has never really returned to Spain after they were so persecuted and then expelled in the 14th and 15th centuries.
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  • Day13

    Real Alcazar

    July 10, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Sam and I went on a tour of the famous Real Alcazar, the royal palace in Seville. This famous palace is a spectacular remnant of the glory days of the Spanish Empire. Seville was the port from which Spain launched every trip into the new world bringing back gold, silver and precious cargo of all kinds which brought untold wealth through the port of Seville into the court of the king in this city.

    The royal palace is built in architecture (known as Mudejar) unique to Seville, which is a special combination of Muslim and Christian influences. The Almohads, Muslims, had taken Seville in 712 and controlled it until 1248, about five centuries. They had built a palace for the Sultan of their Caliphate. When King Ferdinand freed the city, he was so impressed with the luxury of the Sultan that he wanted a palace built fit for a Sultan. So he brought in artisans and builders from Granada, which was still under Muslim control, and they built the palace in a unique mix of Muslim and Christian architecture and art.

    The court of the king is luxurious and huge. The top story of the palace is not open to the public because the current king and queen maintain that story for the royal family in case they wish to stay there when in Seville. The current king has not used it, but the previous king did from time to time. It does require the whole palace to be closed down.

    The palace was declared a World Heritage site, along with the Giraldo, in 1987. The palace is so unique and special that it has been used in quite a few movies and TV shows which are set in the Middle Ages. Ridley Scott directed a movie about Jerusalem called The Kingdom of Heaven which used the Palace and its grounds to depict Jerusalem. Also, the Game of Thones TV show was shot here. Apparently, the whole palace had to be closed to the public for two weeks for that shoot.

    We spent a couple of hours in the palace but felt we could be spent longer there. The gardens are beautiful as well and represent the gardens of many parts of the world, as the kind received gifts of plants from many countries and these were used to build gardens characteristic of those countries within the palace walls.

    The Muslims love to include lots of water fountains and greenery in their courtyards, to create a kind of paradise, and these are found throughout the palace and its grounds.

    The Real Alcazar is not to be missed on any visit to beautiful Seville.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Seville, Sevilla, Séville, Siviglia, Sevilha