Apr 05, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
Our first impression, as we┤re looking for the street sign, a friendly stranger asks us ´f we┤re looking for the Oasis hostel. We say yes and he enthusiastically walks us to the front door, about 20 feet from where we were standing (which we would have found on our own thank you), and proceeded to explain that we owed him money for troubling him...thanks a lot guy. After turning him down, checking in, we arrived on the rooftop terrace with a large hot tub pool, with cold water. But we couldn┤t be happier. We were immediately approached by a white rastafarian, who after a long conversation of proclaiming that ĘPeople just don┤t undastand I, but somehow you undastand I...Ę he revealed that he was from, Wisconsin. Amazing. That night we went out for tapas (disapointing place, people never learned from their mommies how to share). Don┤t worry moms, you two did great. Then on to some fantastic flamenco dancing, and the singer had the most pained voice, and biggest buldge in his crotch, we think the two might be related. But the dancing was really spectacular. The next morning, in a room full of 8 girls and only 1 bathroom, the girls proceeded to occupy the space from 6 am on, back to back to back. Unfortunately for Caitlin. I had the unique pleasure of waking up to the sound of splattering vomit on the road. Thank god for terraces. Caitlin hasn┤t had sangria since. We then went to the cathedral in the middle of town, that used to be a mosque, that used to be a cathedral, that used to be a mosque, just kidding. But it was really something to see, Christopher Columbus was burried there, and the main alter was decorated with nearly 4 tons of gold. Gold procured from South America and Mexico. We did a great walking tour the next day of the city with a smelly austrailian guy, in good spanish form of not washing. Saw grafiti on the side of the Cathedral from the 16th century made out of blood and lead, which was recently exposed due to the use of chemicals to clean the outside of the Cathedral. Elderly Sevillian women just cant believe the children these days would actually Grafiti the sides of the Cathedral! How dare they. Saw the streets and courtyard where Don Juan actually seduced the nun, and then his best friends fiance, in the same night. We knew he was good, but not that good. Eventually though the nuns statue came to life and dragged him to hell, so I guess he got his. Top city so far.