Trip: Southern Spain + Morocco

  • From La Giralda to La Macarena, Seville posted April 3, 2007 by Holly Hayes

    Above: Views of Hotel Alminar in Seville...

  • Italica, Birthplace of Roman Emperors posted April 3, 2007 by Holly Hayes

    Our spontaneous excursion to Italica from Seville turned out to be well worth it. It was much larger and more impressive than we thought, and an ancient Roman site was a nice change from the churches...

  • Semana Santa in Seville posted April 3, 2007 by Holly Hayes

    After our afternoon excursion to Italica, we joined the crowds next to Seville Cathedral to watch part of a Semana Santa procession on Tuesday evening. It was definitely worth it, but also involves a lot of waiting, crowding, watching for...

  • Holy Toledo! posted April 2, 2007 by Holly Hayes

    This morning in Madrid I had to drag myself out of bed at some ungodly hour like 7:00. We were aiming for the 9:20 fast train to Toledo, with 10:50 as a backup to ensure avoiding the disappointment of yesterday. We sat down to breakfast in...

  • Arrival in Seville during Semana Santa posted April 2, 2007 by Holly Hayes

    After a full day of pounding the cobbled streets of Toledo, we were grateful to collapse into our comfortable seats on the high-speed train for the 2.5-hour journey to Seville. They played a movie in English with Spanish subtitles and...

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