This is a travel blog isn’t it? About a guy that actually travels to places? All this talk of where I ‘want’ to go is cute and all, but I thought it might be fun to actually talk about one of the trips I did recently (well, last November).

Last autumn I wanted to get away but nowhere too far and nowhere cold. So I cleverly decided to spend a few days in southern Spain by myself. I hadn’t travelled solo much in the preceding years which was a damn shame – I’d almost forgotten how much fun it was.

I flew to Seville, stayed there for about four days, then headed to Granada for three days. Because the trip was a little while ago, I’ll keep this brief and tell the story of my time there in pictures instead!

Seville, near the entrance to the Alcázar
Plaza de España
Plaza de España
Spotted in Parque de Maria Luisa
Parque de Maria Luisa
Parque de Maria Luisa
A brilliant drinking game we played in the hostel, where you quickly learnt a lot about your fellow hostel guests
Inside the Alcázar of Seville
Alcázar
Alcázar
Alcázar
Some of the incredible tiling inside the Alcázar
Alcázar
Metropol Parasol in Seville
Sylvie and Steph, two girls from the hostel
Along the Guadalquivir riverfront in Seville
Seville riverfront

I had the best time in Seville. What’s not really pictured are all the friends I made in the hostel, including people from Alaska, Lithuania, Kazakhstan and South America; an interesting bunch for sure. I was super hungover a lot of the time, spending many a sunny gorgeous day inside the hostel common room with the Canadian and Aussie girls moaning about how gross we felt.

The Alhambra in Granada
Alhambra
View from the Alhambra
View from the Alhambra towards the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains
Alhambra
Alhambra
Alhambra
Alhambra
Sharing food with other travellers in Granada
Checking out the famous street art in Granada
Street art in Granada
One final look at the Alhambra from across the city

Granada proved to be a great destination as well, a smaller, quieter version of Seville. The Alhambra there as well as the Alcázar of Seville were undeniably some of the most impressive structures I’d ever visited. I had a great time with the other travellers I met, had some good food and enjoyed the 20 degree heat. I’d go back in a heartbeat to the south of Spain and I recommend it to people all the time!

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