Planning our next move

Posted by sue on December 20th, 2006

We visited the huge cathedral in Seville today, which is one of the largest in the world. Part of it was originally built as a mosque during Muslim rule of Spain days (8th-13th century in Seville), and the bell tower definitely looks like an Islamic minaret with a baroque belfry on top, because it is just that. And the cathedral has the tomb of Christopher Columbus in it, though it turns out that they’re not altogether sure that the remains inside it are really his.

The blogging action of the last couple of days is thanks to an conveniently-located internet cafe right next to the cathedral.

Right now we’re figuring out where to go next, whether to go to Granada tonight, or to Malaga, from which Sandra flies out tomorrow at about midday. It depends on bus and/or train schedules.

No, we didn’t get a haircut from a Barber of Seville, though Len did buy a new electric razor yesterday. Does that count? We haven’t heard any flamenco guitar music, which is a bit disappointing. Cheap and tasty Rioja wine and tapas keep our spirits up, however.

English is certainly not widely spoken here, and I’m embarrassed that we know next to no Spanish, but communication happens when you really want it to.

4 Responses to “Planning our next move”

  1. Diana Says:

    I wish I were there to help out!
    Feliz Navidad!

  2. Cathy Says:

    What kind of accomodations are you springing for? Hostels? Hotels? Train station floors?

  3. sue Says:

    We’re staying in pretty decent hotels here in Spain, though we stayed in some cheapies in Morocco. We figure we earned a week of relative luxury after our fairly spartan life in Morocco these past couple of months.

  4. andy Says:

    < a href = “ huts@resign.pathless“>.< / a >…

    tnx for info!…

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