I can understand why so many people immediately fall in love with Spain. The people are welcoming, the pace of life is relaxed, and the food is delicious. We spent a week traveling around the southern coast, primarily around Sevilla, Marbella and Malaga.
Here we are with our “meal” of choice in Spain, churros y chocolate. Churros are long, fried donuts, often served with thick hot chocolate. They are quite addicting, and I doubt I’ll ever be able to go back to the hard, dry churros served at our local Costco at home.
This happy picture was taken about ten minutes before a traumatic experience with our rental car. We drove into a small mountain town with suuuper tiny roads and lots of hills. After a few wrong turns, we got our manual car stuck on a 45-degree angled hill, wedged between two buildings. Thankfully a few local men stopped to help us get the car out. We drove away with a dented car (which we actually didn’t get charged for) and our lives intact. Tip for travelers: learn how to read street signs before driving in a foreign place.
Anyhow, the paella was so delicious! If you’re a regular reader, you may remember my stab at paella a while back. After trying authentic Spanish paella, I need to revisit that dish and refine it.
During a day in Seville, it was a scorching 44 degrees Celsius (111 degrees Fahrenheit). I’m sorry, but heat like that is just not okay. Despite the uncomfortable weather, we enjoyed our time there. We visited some major historical sights (including the city’s famous cathedral), ate tapas, and watched a breathtaking flamenco performance.
We’re about halfway through our trek around Europe. Though I miss home (and more specifically our own bed), we’re having a great time. Look out for more pictures!