Say it or spell it how you like, we just left there and are now in Aix en Provence. Seville/Sevilla was a good stop for us. We didn’t do a ton because it was HOTT! Seriously it was Florida weather and since we’ve been staying in small apartments we need to spend a lot of time outside. We ended up eating a ton of gelato, the only way to cool down. The city was beautiful, clean, very safe and had amazing shopping. In fact, we felt the shopping was the big draw. Seeing as how we can’t buy anything (we’re already bordering on the weight limits the airport allows) we did a lot of window shopping. Esther bought a hello kitty flemenco inspired fan and I bought a flat iron! It wasn’t so much an indulgence as it was a public service. No one should have to see my nappy hair. We also went to the big water park there. It was really expensive, had long lines and both kids had meltdowns. Not the best experience. But at least we cooled down! I think the big lesson we learned there is we can’t handle the heat. We love being outside and there’s not much you can do when it’s that hot. At least if it’s cold you can bundle up. When it’s hot, all you can do is complain. And no one wants to hear that so I’ll move on.
Overall Spain was wonderful. Santiago de compestela was my favorite place by far. I loved everything about it. It’s a tourist destination for the pilgrims that walk 500 miles and those kind of tourists don’t act crazy, litter or party all night. It was the perfect blend of local culture, history, nature and great food. Our house was right in the middle of everything and we never had to take a cab. Everything was right there.
Back to Seville/Sevilla, our apartment was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. We had almost all our meals at home and from our windows could watch the local elderly men at the bar downstairs. We don’t know what they were taking about but it was serious!
I don’t mean to sound ungrateful. Traveling is a privilege I’m grateful for. Seville was not the place for us, someone else might think it’s the greatest place ever. That person may be an iguana. Just kidding. We love iguanas!
We arrived in Aix en Provence yesterday and it’s awesome! We went to the market today and got the most beautiful produce. I wanted to get flowers too but we were out of arms to carry things! We have a great playground around the corner and it looks like we’ll have perfect weather this week. I’m most looking forward to going to a lavender farm and checking out some of the local villages. We hope y’all are doing well! Au revoir!
That picture of Esther is priceless!
I’ve wanted to go to Sevilla since hearing this song inspired by it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZIxc8RoEbU
I’m surprised you haven’t already been! Will you be in Europe this summer?