Ramblings of a Digital Educator

May 2, 2007

My first day in Sevilla!

Filed under: General Blogging — dtrask @ 7:18 pm

Well, we finally arrived in Sevilla (Seville) Spain about 8 am (EDT) or noonish local time. It was pouring rain when we arrived. It had been a long night. I checked into the hotel and took a nap for a couple of hours. When I woke up, we went for a nice long walk around the neighborhood near the hotel. It had cleared off and was nice and sunny. (and windy) It was about 70 degrees here. Nothing too warm. Later this afternoon, more of the people began to arrive at the hotel. Many of us met about 7:00 to go out to supper. We took a cab to the old city and walked around quite a bit before settling on a nice outdoor pizzeria (nothing like a pizzeria in the US). Along the way I was able to see and take pictures of the Seville Cathedral….it’s magnificent! (and very old) The old city was like walking back in time…no cars….lots of little shops…very cool. Oh! And by the way….siesta is for real! About mid-afternoon, everything shuts down for a couple of hours…hardly any cars on the road…all businesses close and people just relax. We could learn something from this 🙂 This evening I had an awesome meal. It was a pizza like none I’d ever seen or tasted…very good! All in all….a great day. I’m excited and nervous for tomorrow as the work begins and I’ll be presenting at 2:00 pm local time (8 am for you folks on the East Coast). Check out my pics and questions below!

Arrival in Spain: UES Sevilla Day One

Ok kids!  Try to answer these!

Look up the Seville Cathedral in Wikipedia.

1.  When was it started?

2.  What’s special about it?

3.  Who’s tomb is in the cathedral?

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