Views of Seville

My dad kept talking about some huge mushrooms he wanted to see. There was a lot of buildup for this and we didn't really expect what we saw. You can go on top of it for 3 euros and you get a free drink at the top. I had delicious wine. You get pretty cool views over Seville.

We also went to the top of our hotel and watched the sunset. I didn't bring my bikini up there where the pool was, the pool closed right after we had taken pictures so I was so bummed about that. The view was gorgeous, though! I also got to practice my night time shots, Ken taught me how to long exposure to make the city look illuminating.

More from Seville

As you may have known I used to live in Spain for a year 3 years ago and I thought it was so much fun speaking Spanish again! I remembered so much more than I thought I did and I could even follow conversation! I can kind of remember not being able to do that so how living in Ireland for two years helped my Spanish I couldn't tell you.

Actually when I think about it I think I know why. I'm not that shy anymore and I hardly have any shame left, haha!! I make waaay more mistakes with the English language now than ever before while talking because I don't think anymore and just talk and I couldn't care less what people think. So I suppose that helps because I would talk loads to the locals in Seville instead of being shy.

One more thing about Seville that I loved was all the horses. There were horse and carriages everywhere! I've always loved horses since before I could even walk and talk so for me that was really cool! Normally I cringe so much by horse and carriage in cities because it's so harsh for the horses legs and hooves and sometimes you can just see that they are so unhappy and the way they walk you can tell they have been on the concrete for a long time. However these horses were alert, excited and interactive and didn't actually seem unhappy. I was so surprised to see it. It made me happy to see. I don't know what they do differently from other places, but it works!

We knew that Game of Thrones were shooting so we tried to catch a glimpse of it with no luck. Ken and I walked right by Mister King Joffrey one time in Dublin so I guess we've been lucky enough to spot a cast member already. We can't really complain!

First impression of Seville

I have wanted to go to Seville for a long time. I'm such a fan of beauty in general so when people told me it was it was the most beautiful Spanish city I obviously wanted to go. I have an old friend who I met through going to The Killers concerts who lives in Seville so I wrote to her, Julia, about what I should see and do. She wrote such a detailed list of what I should do, where I should eat and where I could stay. Thanks Julia! It was sooo helpful!

Seville is part of the Andalusian area of Spain which is where Flamenco, bullfighting and the Andalusian horse comes from. What I heard was that they were the proudest Spanish people and the most stereotypical Spanish. I love that so I was so excited to go as I hadn't been to Andalusia before.

Seville did not disappoint and definitely lived up to my high expectations. I realized soon enough that I should have more time there considering I was only there for a day. I had a blast! I can't wait to go back already!!

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Our Big Travel Ahead ✈

Ken and I have have been planning this travel for almost a year now and it finally right around the corner. We are going to be away for almost 5 weeks and I'm going to blog through all of it!

Today we leave for a hotel right by the airport so we can be on time for our first flight to Lisbon tomorrow morning. I am packed and couldn't be more ready. Kind of. In one sense I have been ready for this since about March this year, in another way I've been waiting for so long that I think I've just grown custom to the waiting part and almost freak out when I see that it is almost time to go, haha, isn't it weird?

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It has actually been years since I've been to countries I haven't been in before so it's long overdue that I finally see something new. As most of you would know I have been in London and New York many times, but the rest of the places are brand new and I can not wait to get busy and explore. Ken and I are meeting my dad and his girlfriend in Lisbon tomorrow, there we have rented a car which we will drive from Lisbon to Faro for James and Ciara's wedding then to Seville and back to Lisbon. From Lisbon to London and the rest of the trip will only be Ken and I.

Now I can sit back, finally have some breakfast and look forward to this incredible adventure <3

Picture credits:

Lisbon: http://www.nelsoncarvalheiro.com/blog/eat-and-drink-in-lisbon/

Faro: http://www.wseas.us/conferences/2012/faro/acc/

Seville: http://spanienupplevelser.se/kurs-og-konfernse-i-spanien/kurs-och-konferens-i-sevilla/

London: http://blogs.adobe.com/echosign/adobe-echosign-at-salesforce1-tour-london-recap/

New York: Ken Seiler https://www.facebook.com/MyPanoply/photos_stream

Los Angeles: http://www.panamericanworld.com/en/commentary/dream-latin-america-includes-angeles-larry-wilson

Las Vegas: http://www.disfrutalasvegas.com/fotos/recorriendo-las-vegas