Girl About Town – Getting to Know Sevilla
In the morning I had to skip my last Spanish class due to a fatal hair colouring mishap the night before (I ended up a blonde!) Thankfully by mid morning my colour was sorted out and I was happy . . . even if my hair did look as red as the girl on the Redheads Matchbox 😉 .
At a near by cafe I sat up at the bar and confidently ordered myself “una café con leche y una tostada de jamón y tomate por favor“. Feeling quite pleased with myself I sipped on my coffee while I consulted a map of Sevilla to plan my day.
Around the corner was a tram station for the city’s light rail system. I wasn’t 100% sure where the tram would take me but I figured I couldn’t get too lost so I jumped on. After a couple of stops I saw we were coming up to Hotel Alfonzo XIII which I’d been dying to see. I stepped off the tram and approached the Hotel. The gate and entrance were very impressive and I felt hesitant to enter . . . I didn’t let that show though. With shoulders back and head high I strutted into the foyer as if I was meant to be there, being careful not to make eye contact with anyone. Beyond the reception and foyer area was a gorgeous internal patio and lounge area. I continued walking through the hotel until I came to the Bodega Alfonso bar where I ordered myself a cerveza, silly not to! Hotel Alfonzo XIII is such an extraordinary place and I’d love to spend more time there. The rooms however are about $400 per night so I won’t be staying there anytime soon.
After quenching my thirst I walked around the city for a little while but I quickly became exhausted and was considering going back to my room. That was until I successfully hired one of the city bicycles! On two other occasions I had tried to use the silly machine to hire a bike but it kept rejecting my credit card. This time it worked and I was so pleased. All of a sudden I was full of energy and I could go anywhere! I rode across the Guadalquivir River bridge into Triana and then along the river bank. It was so much fun. To top off a perfect day I found myself a beautiful pair of red shoes. What more could a gilr want?