A few weeks ago, I wandered around southern Spain and also Madrid for the first time. Spain is a country that is fast growing in my heart, from Costa Brava in the north to Pamplona, which I finally got to see on this trip.
I had finally gotten my first housesitting gig down near the coast, so I went on down and hung out and worked for about a week while the homeowners went back to the U.K. to do some work there.
The town that I stayed in was down near Marbella but slightly inland. It is called Benahavis and it seems to be almost entirely made of British expats, which I don’t mean as a negative thing in the least. One huge benefit was that in this little town of under a thousand people, there must have been at least 30 good places to eat. I’d go back in a heartbeat.
After Benahavis, I bused on up to Seville for the first time. Its a wonderfully beautiful city, which I hope to be able to express a bit in some of these photos.
I was fortunate on my Seville and Madrid jaunt to be sponsored by the apartment rental company, Wimdu. In Madrid I got to stay at a wonderful apartment for a couple of days. Wimdu were wonderful to work with and now that i have a few of these apartment stays, I think I am going to write up a post in the near future about why you should consider using one of these services in the future.
The long and the short of my Wimdu stays were fabulous. The apartments were the perfect size for me. The owner of the one in Seville tried to explain the best things to do in the area, her with so-so English and me with very poor Spanish. It was quite cute. Plus, she had a bottle of wine in the fridge she had bought for me earlier that day.
That’s the kind of place I want to stay.
Bottom line is that I’ve become a big fan. Having an entire apartment for your own is just a perfect way for many of you travel, I think.
But in the meantime, I hope you enjoy these photos, which offer just a glimpse of Seville. I really needed to get out and about and see more of this city, but all summer I have been working on the new website for the Ultimate Train Challenge, Your World No Rules.
I need to get off this computer and get back out more with my camera!