Seville/ flamenco dancing 

Less than 3 hours away from Merida is Seville, Spain, famous for its flamenco dancers and bull fighting. It’s filled with old buildings that ooze history and charm. It has beautiful cathedrals and museums. The Seville University is close to the train tracks and bus stops which give it easy access for students. As David, Rebecca and I searched for parking we quickly found out the “P” signs everywhere did not mean parking! Instead they are a rating for hostels, “P” meaning cheaper ones, where an “H” meant more expensive. Both are clean and governed by the government, so either is fine to stay in. Now, this was nice to know, but back to  finding parking. As we drove around and around David finally stopped right in the middle of one of the courtyards where a wedding was about to take place, got out, and talked with a policeman. Because David can speak and understand Spanish, he easily followed the directions. Turning right here and left there, our streets were getting more and more narrow with people  and bicycles still coming toward us. We felt like Chevy Chase in his famous “European Vacation” movie. Honestly, we were all getting so nervous at this point because as the cobblestone streets became more and more narrow we were worried we might have to back out!! Eventually we found a road to take us out and it didn’t matter how far away we had to walk, we weren’t going down that path again. Time for lunch and sangria!

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We didn’t go to the flamenco dancing show this time, but several years ago we did. It was fun to see them tell their stories in their bright colored attire, all with the loud sounds of their shoes hitting the wooden floors. I will come back again later this trip and enjoy an evening here with family. Seville is a marvelous city with many choices of restaurants and things to do. 💃

There’s even Starbucks on most corners. Of course we stopped in. Their iced coffee is very appropriate for the extreme heat here, too.

8 thoughts on “Seville/ flamenco dancing 

  1. Thanks for this delightful story, glad you had David to
    speak the language and get directions. I was chuckling as
    I was ready thinking of the wild adventures you and
    I have had while traveling😎. But we always came
    home safely, guess we had a guardian angel watching
    over us.😇

    The picture’s are just gorgeous.

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  2. Love your stories. Beautiful pics.

    On Jul 3, 2017 8:42 AM, “Food Tells Its Own Story” wrote:

    > leannacrowley posted: “Less than 3 hours away from Merida is Seville, > Spain, famous for its flamenco dancers and bull fighting. It’s filled with > old buildings that ooze history and charm. It has beautiful cathedrals and > museums. The Seville University is close to the train trac” >

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