Spain,... Is awesome! We only have 2 days left in our Spanish portion of this trip and although we are looking forward to heading to France, we will be sad to leave Spain. Paul is thrilled that he has committed to return (though is trying not to rub it in)!
It is culturally rich and tourist friendly yet seemingly unspoiled by tourists. Unlike the places we visited in Italy, Turkey or Sweden, there have been many times here in Spain where the host of our accommodation de dias or restauranteur has not spoken any (or muy, muy poco) English. The beauty of it is that they continue to chatter away to you in Spanish as if you understand every word they're saying. They don't appear annoyed that we haven't taken the time or extra effort to learn their language and fortunately we do manage to understand the odd word and that seems to be enough to get us through.
|We understood enough Spanish to know that |
'churros con chocolate' would be yummy!
|View of the pool in hotel and beach in the distance.|
And what country in Europe doesn't have a plethora of museums to explore, architecture to marvel at, narrow cobblestone streets to wind through and wide boulevards to wonder along?
|Plaza d'Espana in Seville|
|Just round the corner from our hostel.|
Calle de Constitution in Seville.
|Wondering and shopping on the narrow|
streets of Cordoba.
I hope also to be able to return to Spain one day. Maybe the Camino de Santiago would be worth a try. Interested?