My marathon trip went smooth as silk, and now here I am in beautiful Seville.
Yesterday I went to the Cathedral and got my credencial, aka my pilgrim passport, stamped, and found the first couple of waymarks. I also went to the Alcazar, which is simply amazing, full of layers of tiles and decoration and mudejar arches. And I must say, Ferdinand and Isabella were at the forefront of branding. The symbols of Castille y Leon are EVERYwhere.
After a dinner at a tapas bar, I wandered in the gardens of
Seville, joining the local paseo.
Today I visited the Basilica of the Macarena, the Museo des Bellas Artes, and the marketplace in Triana, where I bought some oranges and other snacks for my first day walking. Plus I traced the first few blocks of the Via de la Plata, so I can find my way in the morning.
So much to see! So much I could write about! But even after a couple of days I´m still a bit jet-lagged so will keep this short. I am just so happy to be here at last.
Now no more tourist for me; tomorrow I hit the road and head for Guillena, my first stop on the camino. Wish me luck!