On the road again

Trip Start Jan 05, 2008
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Trip End Jun 20, 2008


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Flag of Spain and Canary Islands  , Andalusia,
Saturday, May 24, 2008

          Now we need to work off all that food we have eaten the past couple of weeks...After a 6 hour bus ride from Madrid we arrived in Seville late afternoon.  Again we did not book a hotel but the bus station had lockers so we dropped our bags and headed out in search of a hotel and only because we paid 3 euros for a locker we found a hotel within 5 minutes of leaving the bus station.  Go figure, if we would have kept our bags we would not have found one for an hour or so.  Oh well we were just happy we had a clean, cheap hotel (really cheap). 

       We settled in and that night we took a walk along the river until we arrived at the main park and Plaza de Espana.  Once we hit those touristic points we ate dinner, only because we hadn't eaten all day and went to bed. The next day we had to spend some time figuring out how we would leave Seville and get to Lisbon, Portugal.  So we headed to the train station first, hoping that there would be a cheap, fast train but there are no trains that leave Seville and go to Lisbon.  We would have had to take a train to Madrid to go to Lisbon so it was back to the bus station and we ended up buying tickets for another 6 hour bus ride.  After we got that sorted we checked out the main cathedral in Seville and also the royal Palace.  I spent some time trying to convince Alane to go to a Bull Fight that night but she wasn't up for the brutality involved and I was not up for paying almost U$60 to go see a Bull fight.  It was a good thing we didn't go because it was not really a bull fight.  It was a bull fight with beginners Matadors.  So I guess the show is not as exciting.  So since we didn't go to the bull fight we enjoyed a showing of Indiana Jones 4!

       The next morning we had some time to kill before our bus left for Lisbon, so we enjoyed another walk along the river and then I attended a tour of the bull ring where the show the night before was.  The tour showed us the ring, and a museum of the Spanish bull fighting sport, and also where the horses for the shows are kept.  After that we caught the bus to Lisbon, where Alane's cousin picked us up from the station, took us back to their place and again ate more food. 
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