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... I rush up the hill to check it out, I make a half loop around it, on the other side of the river where there's a peaceful park... looking for the perfect angle to take my videoclip. Ironically, on the far side, slapped on the side of the cliff under the castle is a run down Gypsy shantytown... Although I don't know that it necessarily detracts from the grandeur of the castle... Let's face it, back in the day this is how all the common folks lived--so maybe ...
... often flowering, trees is quite a decor.
We went on past huge monasteries, palaces and convents that grew out of the burgeoning prosperity of this colonial super power. The saving grace for this city is that these megastructures of wealth with their huge gardens ensured that heaps of parkland was preserved. These tracts were often gifted back to the city. As a matter of pride, resonant of Lisbon, we were shown the Expo '92 site with spectacular feats of ...
... on our flight to Ireland - Prue even considered tipping out some of the volume in her toiletries (shampoo, moisturiser etc) to save weight!!After 4 nights in Seville we took a quick train to Cordoba and arrived at another good hotel with a Roman themed pool on the 2nd floor. While lovely, poor Cordoba couldn't compete with our time in Seville so we were pleased to have stayed longer in Seville and to only have 3 days in Cordoba. We again set the alarm and jogged or ...
After our long trip to Cordoba, we returned to Sevilla to attend a bull fight (in Spanish, a "corrida").
During our corrida, there were 6 different bulls and 3 toreros (matadors) - 2 bulls for each. For those of you who do not know the process of a bull fight, I'll give a quick overview:
A corrida has three parts, or "terceros."
Part 1 - el tercero de varas. In this part, the matador uses ...
... ask me for my Facebook name. Too funny. The men are still somewhat aggressive in Spain, but not as upfront and creepy as in Italy. In Spain it's much more laughable. He brought us a free appetizer too! The Flamenco show was in a bar that had a lot of character. It had wooden benches everywhere and even a fireplace in the wall. Nothing in Spain is too fancy, but it has a lot of charm. We ordered the two local drinks: la agua de Sevilla, and tinto ...