New Year in Seville


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We have just had the best New Year in Seville.

We tried to go to the Alhambra, near Grenada but it was sold out. So we just walked round a bit.

Then we drove to Seville. The campsite was a car park and it was a bit rubbish. There were lots and lots of campervans.

We walked into Seville past the Plaza de Espana. It was very impressive with tiles on the bridges, round the fountains, on the stairs and even the lights. There were even rowboats on a tiled river. It was nice and warm.

But the best bit was watching a lady and a man doing some flamenco. They were really good. (See separate post for video)

We walked into town and I got my own beautiful fan. It is black with blue sequins. We walked round the cathedral and had a tapas for dinner. Tapas is lots of little plates with different food. We had bread, olives, toasted almonds, tuna, meatballs, chicken, ham, fries that turned out to be crisps not french fries. And for pudding I had the best chocolate pudding!

Then we went to a flamenco show. I got to sit in the front row. There was a singer, but I couldn’t understand what she said. There was a man playing guitar, and a lady dancing. I liked the dancing the best. She had a long skirt with ruffles at the bottom, and she there was lots of clapping and tapping her feet.  Her feet were really fast! At the end of the show she taught us some flamenco moves!! It was amazing. Then we walked back past all the Christmas lights.

The next day we went to the Alcazar, which is like a palace. We had to queue for ages. The palace was very similar to the ones in Morocco with tiles and painted ceilings, and carved walls.  There were also some tapestries on the walls that I liked.  We liked the gardens too. Mummy wanted to look in the cathedral but the queue was too long.

Now we are driving north.

Categories: Eleanor, Roaming

4 comments

  1. I’m glad you found something for Vivi to eat! It looks so beautiful is the weather nice and warm? When I visited that area of Spain I saw an opera called Carmen. It was incredible but it was performed in a bull ring and I was very surprised (& upset) when in the part of the play when there is a bull fight they actually had a real bull fight. My friend thought it was exciting but I thought it was very sad for the poor bull. The singing was amazing and there was some beautiful flamenco in it too.

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  2. Gosh what a wonderful day in Seville. Keep practising the flamenco dancing – I’m looking forward to a show when you get to Christchurch. XX

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  3. Your New Years looked like fun!! I love tapas food. I went to Queenstown for NYs and had tapas as well.

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