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Old 11-24-2019, 10:28 AM   #31
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Portugal was already on the short list of wish list trips, Spain has been added. Thanks for taking us along.


I’ve really loved Spain, and think you would, too ...

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The road to Seville looks picturesque and relaxing!
yes, especially after the rain the day before ...

here’s a map of our route from Ronda to Seville:



Seville was an important port city back in the day. we took a boat tour on the Rio Guadalquivir through the city:



the Triana Bridge, built in 1852 ...



the Seville Cathedral ... Christopher Columbus is buried here.

one neat thing about Seville (among many) is that more operas have been set in Seville than in any other city of Europe, said to total 153 different operas.

Among the composers who fell in love with Seville are Beethoven (Fidelio), Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni), Rossini (The Barber of Seville), Donizetti (La favorite), and Bizet (Carmen).

Fidelio is, of course, Mr Beethoven’s only opera, and “The Prisoners’ Chorus” is one of my favorites:


youtu.be/ReSwAZ8jNyQ



tomorrow we’re heading towards Beja, Portugal.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:18 PM   #32
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:35 AM   #33
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John I can appreciate culture and understand about great reads, even though I may not read them, but I think you may be one libretto over the line!
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:38 AM   #34
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My Daughter went to visit Spain after getting her Masters in Spanish History and did not come home for 3 years.

She loved living in Seville.

Glad you are having a good time John. Thanks again for taking us along!
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:27 AM   #35
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Great stuff John!
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there’s a tractor-trailer trucking company in Spain with a big “Cabrito” sign over the cab ...

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John I can appreciate culture and understand about great reads, even though I may not read them, but I think you may be one libretto over the line!
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don’t make me post more opera YouTube links!

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My Daughter went to visit Spain after getting her Masters in Spanish History and did not come home for 3 years.

She loved living in Seville.

Glad you are having a good time John. Thanks again for taking us along!


we loved Seville ... jealous of your daughter’s three years ...

couple more pics for Chris ... we had good weather yesterday four tourist stuff in Seville, and rain for our ride back into Portugal today:







back in Portugal at the end of the day the weather cleared ... on the way to our farmhouse B&B in Serpa, Portugal.



back to Lisbon tomorrow to return the BMWs ...
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Old 11-27-2019, 04:11 PM   #36
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well, bikes returned to rental company undropped and undamaged. we may still be on the hook for camera-radar-by-mail-moving violations.

here’s a quick map of our ~3500 km, 14 day motorcycle trip ... we rode nine of those days and left the bikes parked five days ...

think that worked out to 217 miles average, which was nice because we could be on the road at 10:30am and usually be where we were going to spend the night by 4pm, which allowed us to find the place in daylight, and gave time for sightseeing in the evening:



we’d planned and made reservations for a slightly more northern route to Valencia, but had kept our eye on the weather, and canceled a bunch of reservations in order to stay low/stay warmer ...

we’ll get on the airplane tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day) and get off at SFO twelve hours later at around 4pm local ...
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Old 11-27-2019, 04:33 PM   #37
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Have a good flight back, I have enjoyed your trip. Yes, the rental company will send you the speed camera tickets. Two of my friends got them from France. I was leading and did not get one.
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Safe travels back J & C!

Enjoyed the trip report a lot.

So glad you guys got to enjoy at a way better level!
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