I'm in the process of uploading some more photos from Seville and
Cordoba. See here.
Seville was a nice place, though the camping ground was right next
to airport and freeway and it rained rained rained! We were wandering
from the April Fair (madness, louder fairground rides than I've ever
heard before!) and in the middle of the big park, the rain got much
much heavier and turned to hail, thunder lightning. By the time we
found some shelter (with a North African homeless person) we were
This was a storm of Glastonbury proportions, swirling
around the city several times and going on for hours. Incredibly, our
tent got through it relatively unscathed. A bit of mud splashed up on
our packs and a tiny puddle up one end. Fortunately nothing was
sitting in the wet patch, so we mopped it up and had a dry night's
sleep. It rained a bit more during our stay in Sevile too.
Next up was Cordoba, with its beautiful Mezquita, an Islamic mosque
that was turned into a cathedral after the Reconquista. Here we
experienced our first really hot weather, heading up to the thirty
mark. Lovely and that makes us keen to get to the coast!
We're now in Granada and have to get up at sparrow fart in the
morning to get in the queue to see the Alhambra. We do seem
to be ticking off the World Heritage sites at quite a clip!
We're in Spain for a couple more weeks, flying to Milan from
Barcelona on 10th May. After a couple more nights here in Granada,
we're getting some serious beach time on the Andalucian coast. With
the heat we're now getting, and the onset of a bit of site-seeing
fatigue, I'm really looking forward to some beach action. Snorkling,
cycling, swimming (but no surf), reading some of the extortionately
priced English language books we just bought. Can't wait!