Seville 2022 – Day One – Splashdown

I’ve been writing these travel posts for over 13 years now and this is the first time that I’ve written them after the event. All previous posts were written on the day and then published. This time is different as I’ve been unwell and really haven’t felt like doing them. So here they are a little late and from my sketchy memory!

This will be the third time that we have been to Seville and the reasons are very simple: it is beautiful and in winter the temperatures are lovely. Back home in the UK the temperature had plummeted to -8 while in Seville we got up to about +18. What’s not to like?

Unfortunately, we managed to turn up just at a time when it was warn but wet. Having stepped off the plane to warm but overcast skies we got the bus in to town feeling pretty pleased with ourselves. Unfortunately, the moment we stepped off the bus the heavens opened and we got drenched. We had been intending to walk to the hotel from the bus stop, a mere 12 minutes stroll, but it was so wet we cut our losses and got a taxi arriving at the hotel dripping wet.

Fortunately that was the worst the weather was the whole time we were there so it was an unfortunate start to the break.

Language Barrier

It’s probably bad that I think of this sketch every time that I hear someone speak here but it is a great gag. Given that Cleese has joined the ranks of right wing nut jobs I’m going to assume this sublime sketch was the work of Connie Booth.

As it happens every one spreaks great English here which always makes me feel inadequate for not learning the basics of the language. I do think that we ought to be able to, at the very least, be able to order a drink and some food and be polite about it. We are off to Madrid next year so maybe I should ask Santa for a basics of Spanish phrase book for Christmas?

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