"Sevilla, Andalucía" Sevilla by DrewV

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<font face=verdana size =+1 color=orange><b><p align=center>Sevilla -- A Little Piece of Heaven</b></p></font>

<font face=verdana>Ah, Sevilla... The French have a term for embracing the beauty of life and sipping the sweet nectar of human existence: <i>joie de vivre</i>. While one might suppose that the French invented this concept, they clearly have not perfected it.

That honour goes to the Sevillanos. Perhaps <i>joie de vivre</i> should be in Spanish. I have never before seen a city so consumed with enjoying itself. And not in a slimy, Vegas sort of way, either. The Sevillanos live for life's sake, and when you visit, you cannot help but be swept up in the revelry.

First of all, the town is simply gorgeous, with orange and plam trees lining happy little streets, beautiful Spanish colonial churches and halls, fabulous barrios, pristine, fragrant gardens, and most of all, the cathedral and alcazar, whose simple majesty crown this city as Spain's emotional, if not political, capital.

Second, the people are so gosh-darn friendly! I had come to Sevilla from Madrid, where friendliness was not so evident. Sevilla offered quite a distinction. You could see people smile. They want to share their <i>joie de vivre</i> with you, the traveler. So let them!

Dance, sing, drink, eat, and enjoy the life that you have been given. God bless Sevilla. Now, I just have to get back.

By the way, be a dear and check out my travelogues, which have lots of other groovy pictures. Read the front page first, of course. Muchas gracias!</font>

  • Last visit to Sevilla: Mar 2000
  • Intro Updated Jul 2, 2003
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  • unaS's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2009 at 12:37 AM

    You still around? Great tips, especially the Hostal Javier. Many thanks.

  • cynthialelapin's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2006 at 3:01 PM

    I loved the town, also ... and was reminded of why after viewing your pictures and reading your clever comments.

  • JennJenn's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2003 at 8:10 AM

    Woo! Thanks for the Sevilla page!

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2003 at 12:25 PM

    Humourous tips drew, I will be visiting next month. Btw.. they are doing some DNA stuff at present to find out if Columbus is in that tomb, or still resting in Puerto Rico, no results yet.

  • vanessadb's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2003 at 10:15 AM

    Nice and useful tips written with humour! Can't wait to witness the sevillan joie de vivre and smell those scents you describe for myself =)

  • Jun 11, 2003 at 3:12 PM

    Great Seville Page, it all looks beautiful. I'd love to go there one day

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2003 at 8:33 PM

    S P L E N D I D !!! You are hilarious, lol...

  • Constanza's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2003 at 6:24 AM

    Absolutly beautiful Page! Thank you!!!

  • Pinky81's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2002 at 5:08 AM

    This is a great page! Well done!

  • zumodemango's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2002 at 8:20 AM


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