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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

From Sevilla to Avila

Aloha Everyone,

In Sevilla, most restaurants offer either tapas or regular meals. Here are a few tapas we ordered starting with the one where J.J. looks incredulous about the vegetarian tapas I ordered.

The train timetable in Spain is reliable and punctual. No more “Spanish time."

We arrived at Sevilla station sufficiently early to have breakfast. Whatever the reason, passengers’ train, coaches and seats were changed. Passing through security and obtaining new seat assignments left us just 3 minutes to jump onto the train, store our two luggages and find the seats! What an exciting adrenaline rush.

Our home for the next 4 nights is Gran Hotel Palacio de Valderrábanos located within the famous Wall City of Avila. Upon checking in, an English speaking front desk clerk informed us that the hotel is centrally located. Just across the street is the Cathedral, and it is about 3 minutes walk to most of the city’s attractions.

The weather is chilly with overnight temperatures below freezing.The city’s elevation is over 3,300 feet.

The two of us are looking forward to learning about Avila. This is one of the oldest and most beautiful walled cities in Spain.

Aloha -- Cathi