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There is a sudden edge to the previously relaxed conversation. Tempers are not quite fraying over Tapas, but the debate has a dicey ring to it. The reason for this strain in Spain: none other than that great Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus.
Sun kissed beaches: whether you see them from the relaxing confines of a kayak or in a blur from the back of a jet ski you can’t go far wrong.
Talk to me about walking round gardens and you’ll normally find a trail blazing for the nearest exit. But there is something different about the experience when it involves 30 degree heat, spectacular Moorish architecture and enchanting parks spreading as far as the eye can see.
“I’d always feel better when I thought about the palace. The way it shimmers in the sunlight. The way the air always smells of flowers.” So said Darth Vader when talking about Seville’s Plaza de España.
On Monday, I blogged about the plight of ‘Around the World in 80 Jobs’ blogger, Turner Barr, and his battle with jobs giant Adecco.
At 6pm in Seville the temperature had just peaked at 31 degrees centigrade. Tapas bars were slowly coming to life after the lull of siesta time, although the city wouldn’t truly start moving for at least a couple of hours.
I felt compelled today to write about the plight of Turner Barr. Turner is a travel blogger who has been working on ‘passion project’, his ‘Around the World in 80 Jobs‘ website, for the past two years.
As I headed round the bend I had to do a double take. Suddenly I wondered if I had turned a corner into New York. From nowhere, standing in front of me, was the Statue of Liberty.