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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Buenos dias, esta estupendo

Hola from Grenada, España. We just arrived here today on the bus from another Andalucian city of Seville, home of the Flamenco dance. Last night we were treated to an amazing performance of the dance/music/singing in a little club close to our Pension. For days now its has been raining (and i mean raining, with some days only minutes escape from the downpours!) so it was with soggy jeans but a belly full of tapas (my god, so yummy, the paella...and the wine!) that we arrived early to the club to secure a good seat. We got front row, right in the centre. We were having sweat spilled on us! Even better was the heckler next to me shouting obsentities to heighten the already strange atmosphere. It was really was a moving show, and being in high spirits we approached the lead man and had a chat about the dance, and in my drunken state i think i complimented him on his great hand clapping, haha. As well as the moves from teh woman of course, which turned out ot be his ´woman´ or wife as i finally deciphered. So that was definitely the hightlight of our time in Seville as the rest of the city seems to be under heavy rennovation (much like the whole of Spain, the economy is booming!). The rain really put a dampener on things, boom boom.
So, where were we before then.... Immediately prior we spent a couple of days in Cordoba, which was a little disappointing, but still we had a great time. Each town here seems to have an old quarter full of ancient buildings, some restored and othe left as they were, but each with some spectacular sights to amaze.
We buzzed through Madrid (just a big city) but for me the highlight of Spain so far has been the beach resort of San Sebastien. Not only a beautiful setting with surf beaches, but inside the old quarter were myriad tapas bars all with different house specialties to entice. Upon a recommendation from our lively Pension owner/operator the few we visited were fantastic, though the sangria from our local bar was much better than the budget version i tried making in our hotel room. I won´t even bother explaining what ingredients were used but needless to say it was not authentic!
Whoa, its been a while since I´ve written here, and realise that Paris and the rest of France has not even been covered. I guess Corrina and I have just been having too great a time to drag ourselves into a net cafe. So now i have, here´s a brief glimpse into our Frence affair:
Arriving in Paris we quickly found a nice hotel and treated ourselves to a romantic dinner, with a tasty (and yes, very expensive) bottle of wine. That wasn´t the last restaurant we´ve visited but with a daily budget easily blown on accommodation, travel and munchies the Aussie Peso doesn´t always extend to the high life, especially in fancy France.
OK, so times up for net sesh, i will update soonish.
Adios!

2 Comments:

  • Hola!

    Sarah (sis jnr) is in Paris at the moment, and the bro is looking at working in Europe with Aston Martin no less (bastard).

    So not only setting the trend with the Mojito, you've set the trend on ex-pat European Vactions too!

    Say hi to Chevy Chase for me. Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament...

    J

    By Blogger James W, at 4:28 PM  

  • Very good Bobby, but where are the pictures!?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:52 AM  

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