Apparently, oranges are the only fruit..

This morning we met Paulo and Dominic for breakfast and introduced them to the delights of Pan Y Pui. We said a fond adios to them, the bakery owner, his staff and ultimately Seville. Seville is a beautiful city and we think it is worth going back to..if only for the chocolate croissants…

We arrived by taxi at the coach station, located which bay number our coach to Cordoba would depart from and waited. Then it turned out the coach adjacent to our bay was the coach we needed, luckily we found out well before it went. Two hours and another taxi ride later we were here. Our apartment is called ‘Petitgrain’ and has orange trees growing by the side of the road outside our window. It’s delightful and we have a small private patio.

Susie had booked an after dusk tour of the Mezquita, I managed to take one photo inside the courtyard before being told that photos we not allowed….

The tour was very atmospheric, as they illuminated the interior as the guide walked us through. I found the mosque much more interesting than the later Christian additions, which seemed rather out of place. We exited an hour later and made our way to the restaurant where earlier we’d made a reservation. The meal was good though we were both almost falling asleep over it. Neither of us could face dessert, which just proves how tired we were….and on that note, I’m off to bed….

We’re off again…..

I’m sitting here at the computer, a mug of Nespresso ‘Barista’ coffee to hand (strength 11, so I’m now wide awake), whilst outside the first tendrils of Autumn are creeping round the house. The sky is overcast and a fine drizzle is falling. So, a perfect time to leave for warmer climes….

Seville and Cordoba are our destinations. Accommodation in both cities by Air B&B as usual. We are flying with Transavia out of Orly, so the big blue suitcase is being called into service again. We have booked a hotel room at Orly but with the reverse arrangement we had in May, leaving the car in the hotel car park and staying overnight when we return. Transavia have been so helpful, changing our flights twice and arranging for our return flight to land at 11pm…we should be thankful that it’s not Ryanair….

I’m filled with anticipation, excitement and nerves. These are two places neither of us have visited before and we’ll enjoy becoming explorers again. No doubt our gastronomic needs will be filled too, though we haven’t prebooked many restaurants. I’ve been checking the weather and wonder if we can cope with highs in the low 30’s and night time glacial lows of 20 degrees centigrade. I’m slightly nervous of driving to Orly, though we have done it before.

I guess the next blog will be from Seville….it’s a hard life…