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My Spanish Adventure

When I think back to my holiday in Spain some of the images that come to mind are lazy days on the beach, adventuring around the small rustic towns of Seville, eating the best seafood paella in the world, exploring inside some of the ancient Spanish churches and partying it up at some of the top clubs in Magaluf. From its awesome beaches, many cultural and historic cities, to its wild nightlife, Spain really does make one of the perfect destinations for a festive holiday.

We exchanged the cold rainy Winter Cape Town in June for the scorching summer heat of Spain. First stop was Seville, the Capital of Andalusia and situated next to the River Guadalquivir. We stayed in the centre of the Old Town, which meant that once we stepped out of our hotel we were immersed in the beautiful ancient city, with it s narrow winding medieval cobbled roads and hidden romantic plaza's. Wanting to find out more about Andulucian tradition I spent a day at the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, known as one of the best venues in Spain to watch a Spanish bullfight. Bullfighting is either loved or hated by Spaniards and tourists but when I asked our tour guide about the animal's rights during such a ritual he replied simply (in a wonderfully Spanish accent), "This is our tradition, it has been around since we can remember and neither the civilians nor the beast questions this".

After an eye-opening day at the grand bullfighting arena I was lucky enough to catch a flamenco show, which is an established Spanish dance. Now I've seen a lot of dancing in my life from modern to hip- hop to ballet to Irish to tribal but this was something really quite extraordinary. (I never thought I'd say that about a dance called Flamenco). It's a whole show that includes cante, which is singing, guitar playing, hand clapping and of course dance. What I found so mesmerizing was the extreme expressions the dancers had on their faces.

After a culturally stimulating few days I headed off to Magaluf, Mallorca, one of the party capitals of Spain, to visit my brother. With it's white sandy beaches and crazy nightlife it has become one of the biggest tourist destinations for the Brits. One of my party highlights was going to see Calvin Harris live at Mallorca Rocks hotel, the sister resort of Ibza Rocks. Although Magaluf is beautiful it's infested with tourists. In an attempt to escape the crowed main beaches of Magaluf we took the Tren de Soller, a beautiful old wooden train that connects the town of Palma with the town of Soller. It's about a 30-minute train drive through the mountains where you are able to see the most epic landscape views. You arrive in Soller a quaint little village with a small sandy beachfront lined with restaurants, cafes and shops.
Seaside in Spain On the Tren de Soller - taken on my Fisheye Film Camera Spanish Sunset - Taken on my Action Sampler Film Camera

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Ceara  McEvoy

Ceara McEvoy

Currently located in:
Cape Town, South Africa.
Twitter: @CearaMcEvoy
About me in 140 characters or less

"I'm an explorer,an adventurer,a performer, a clown.I'm passionate about creating,telling stories,meeting people,and discovering new places."

A bit more about Ceara :

"I draw the line at eating... Nothing, I'll try anything once"

"My most essential travel phrase is... Are you local?"

"My most memorable souvenir is... A portrait of myself drawn by a Spanish local. "

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