Yesterday as we approached. Salamanca, we saw what looked like snow capped mountains, but we thought it was a mirage!

Today, in the plains between Merida and Sevilla we saw vast – from horizon to horizon – plantings of olives and vineyards.  I don’t believe I’ve ever seen as much land covered with grapevines.

We arrived in Sevilla at about the busiest time – about 2.30 on a Saturday. However, we lucked out by finding a space in subterranean parking garage and walked the narrow, cobbled streets to our Hotel Cervantes (which has parking!)

Sevilla – I had completely forgotten how beautiful and full of life you are!

… and how huge and magnificent the cathedral is!

… and how good the sangria is!

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