Sevilla: View from La Giralda – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , November 20th, 2016

La Giralda

From Tangier in Morocco, I took a fast ferry all the way to Tarifa in the southernmost part of Spain. It took 30 minutes and the ferry ride itself was comfortable and clean. Included in my ferry ticket is a bus ride from Tarifa to the bis station in Algeciras. From there, I took another bus ride to Sevilla / Seville that lasted two hours. Outside Seville’s bus station, there’s a tram – so it was an easy ride to my hostel, near Cathedral de Sevilla.

The very first thing I did in Sevilla was go inside La Giralda, the world’s largest Gothic cathedral and the world’s 3rd largest church. Instead of competing with the crowd inside the Catedral de Sevilla, I decided to climb La Giralda first. And yes, I was the first to go up there.

Giralda Tower stands at 342 feet. Thus, the view from up there is incredibly breathtaking.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Finding Inspiration in Sevilla

Author: , February 24th, 2014

Seville, Spain - Adam GroffmanI’ve already publicly stated my newfound, deep love for Seville. But looking back on my past four weeks of learning Spanish there, I realize my love went even deeper. I spent so many of my days in Seville walking and wandering the streets, between orange trees and over cobble-stoned paths. If you missed my live updates on my Tumblr about Seville, here’s my Instagram travel diary from my four weeks in Spain.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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What I’ve Learned Studying Spanish in Seville

Author: , January 27th, 2014

Plaza Nueva, Seville, Spain - Adam GroffmanIt’s Monday! Which means I’m starting my third week of Spanish lessons at the Clic Language School in Seville. I’m currently enrolled in a 4-week course so this is my mid-point. I thought I’d take a little bit of time to reflect on my time so far in Seville, on my language course, on my efforts at learning and what it all means.

If you’ve been reading my daily travel diary (basically: my Tumblr blog called My Spanish Story), then you’ve probably seen that I’ve been busy having a good time here. I’m pretty happy to be learning Spanish in Seville because the winter here is mild to say the least! Sunday was 21*C (that’s 70*F) and the sun was out all weekend. I haven’t seen this much sunshine during winter since…I don’t know when!

A bit of winter sun just means that it’s easier to be outside exploring my temporary home. And because the Sevillianos here have been so friendly, it’s not so hard to meet people. There are two weekly Couchsurfing meetups in Seville and they’re really active groups. I’ve met some truly fantastic people in Seville which is going to make it all the more difficult to leave in a few weeks’ time.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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Sevilla’s Plaza de Espana

Author: , January 26th, 2014

Sevilla - Plaza de Espana - Adam GroffmanThe past weeks in Seville have been beautiful, warm, sunny days. So I took one of the latest books I’m reading and headed to what is probably Seville’s prettiest park: Parque de Maria Luisa.

Part of the park includes the famous Plaza de Espana — a sweeping semi-circuclar building. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition and seems to be a mix of Renaissance Revival architecture, with some touches of art deco.

Upon walking up to the Plaza de Espana, it at first seems kind of boring. Like yet another old building in Europe. But when you get closer–that’s when it hits you. This plaza is beautiful.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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