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Chapter Thirty One

Never trust a Moroccan...

Today we decided to take another free walking tour since our Barcelona tour was so good. However, this tour, it turns out is the longest tour in the history of Sevilla (which was apparently founded by Hercules, so its been here a while). We followed one strange guy to a large group and another strange guy. He turned out to be the real tour guide.. And explained that he was Moroccan and you should never trust them.. Something we agree with now. He also said the tour would be about 2 1/2 hours...
This tour began at 11 and was supposed to end at 1:30, but lasted until 3:30. Waaaay too much walking in the heat and listening to random and possibly made up facts about Sevilla. Medi, our guide, took us down and around all the streets in this small city telling us random facts about everything. Basically, Sevilla became wealthy because of good ol Chris Columbus bringing back fun things like gold and chocolate and syphillis. Then the gypsies started dancing flamenco, Hercules split Africa off of Spain with his huge muscles and bull fighters put lots of padding in their pants just in case the bull aims there... And apparently Columbus' leg bones are here, not sure where the rest of him is...
We saw lots of lovely places and made some friends within our tour group and did learn quite a bit, but we were very tired of Medi after that...
Here's our group with our guide:
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We saw the cathedral, the biggest in the world?, the bull fighting arena, the plaza espana again, the river, and lots of Sevilla's favorite golden yellow paint color!
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Afterwards we decided to have a snack that Suzanna said to eat here, churros with chocolate. We found a great looking place and ordered two chocolates (which are basically cool drinking chocolate in a cup) and a way too big plate of churros. Here they are just fried dough, no added sugar or anything... We were very excited...
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You dip the churros in the chocolate. It's like the awesome version of dipping fries in a frosty..
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We of course ate too much and felt pretty awful afterwards... But it was still good.
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We went home to rest and sit for a while before heading out to walk more and find tapas!
We happened upon a cute little place where we had some of the best food we've had the whole trip! It was a goat cheese and mango salad and a green apple with baked goat cheese tapa. It was really good.

Now we are home and sharing the washing machine with our German roommates... Hope it turns out better than our other laundry experiences!! We will see....

Posted by dillam7 14:03

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