North America, Europe · 7 Days · 35 Moments · May 2017

The Cheeks in Spain 2017

30 May 2017

Of course, we had to have Paella as our last dinner of the trip. This meal was absolutely amazing!!
We took a nice stroll on the beach before our last dinner of the trip.
Our last hotel of the trip! Hands down, one of the best Hiltons I've stayed at.
Cafe y sweet waffle con netulla at Giovanni during our afternoon shopping trip. Ashley just had to get a chocolate macaroon to go (they say "take away" here instead of "to go")

29 May 2017

Dinner at Gino's, real life authentic Italian, pizza was fantastic. I had shrimp and squid pizza, she had capresse.
The cathedral will leave you speechless no matter what your religion is.
A few of yesterday's pictures during our site seeing stroll.
Explored the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria yesterday. It's a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona with a very diverse selection of goods. Curtis and I were like kids in a candy store as we walked through this amazing market.
Sagrada Familia is a must see when traveling to Barcelona. Words cannot explain how beautiful the architecture is. You have to buy tickets online as they sell out rather quickly each day. 2020 is the new completion date.
Views from the top!!
Amazing views from our Hilton hotel in Barcelona.

28 May 2017

Enjoying a nice glass of wine at Cruo before dinner. Can't beat the amazing view be hide Curtis. 👌🏼
We enjoyed some delicious empanadas and Sangria at the Lonja Mercado del Barranco. The market is a historical and monumental place designed by Gustave Eiffel, since its construction in 1883 until 1970, was used as a fish market and wholesale fish market, the only market iron Sevilla has survived to this day. Over 150 culinary selections to choose from with this best environment.
Mid afternoon sweet treats con cafe at Panypiu before our Flamenco show in Sevilla. We were attempting to kill some time before our show and discovered this cute area with so much life.
We enjoyed a show a show at the Museo del Baile Flamenco in Seville located in the Santa Cruz quarter. The one hour show demonstrates an authentic and unique Flamenco show in an extremely intimate setting. We scored the last two tickets for the last show of the day! Well worth it!!
Elaine in Spain looking like Dora the explorer
Enjoying a nice stroll along the Guadalquivir River in Sevilla. It's the fifth longest river in the Iberian Peninsula and the second longest river with its entire length in Spain. The Guadalquivir river is the only great navigable river in Spain.

27 May 2017

Dinner tonight, olives,mushrooms with an egg any ham, prawn croquets, tuna with avocado and mango and mascarpone with berries and balsamic!! Oh and a lemon chello shot but we drank them before the pictures.
The Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla is a 12,000-capacity bullring in Seville, Spain. During the annual Seville Fair in Seville, it is the site of one of the most well-known bullfighting festivals in the world. It is a part of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, a noble guild established for traditional cavalry training.
Spain is known for its gelato but I'm known to be lactose ignorant, so she got coconut and chocolate gelato with a fresh macaron in the middle and I had a dark chocolate sorbbetti.
Wells Fargo needs to step its game up, this is a damn bank, and it's not even the head quarters it's just a regular bank.
The Archivo General de Indias ("General Archive of the Indies"), housed in the ancient merchants' exchange of Seville, Spain, the Casa Lonja de Mercaderes, is the repository of extremely valuable archival documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines. The building itself, an unusually serene and Italianate example of Spanish Renaissance architecture, was designed by Juan de Herrera. This structure and its contents were registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
Breakfast at this place this AM, fresh squeezed OJ and the espresso was one of a kind.
The Plaza de España ("Spain Square", in English) is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa (Maria Luisa Park), in Seville, Spain, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish architecture. These pictures do not do it justice!!

26 May 2017

So apparently they park by brail here, this is like the 20th time we have observed full contact parking so I had to get a picture!
Tonight we selected Bar Antojon for our meal and had a selection of tapas along with a Rose Sangria. Great food, great place, very popular and busy.
Designed in San Francisco, CA but stands tall in Spain in the middle of a park.
Walking in a park and found a fountain!
It's not a vacation until you spot the Police!!
We arrived in Seville (also spelled Sevilla) early this AM and first impression is "man this place is shady" but after walking around for a few minutes you find that it's historic and rustic.
View from our AC Marriott hotel in Sevilla.

25 May 2017

Our first stop for tapas, fresh calamari puts all other we have had to shame, fresh bread with tomato, mini sliders with Jabon (Spains version of ham) and water because someone (Ashley) forgot their ID and Passport in the hotel! #CheeksonaPlane #WespeakingSpanishandpayinginEuros
We walked from our first hotel and into Center City, the atmosphere and set up of this city are one of a kind. The pictures you see are how all of buildings look like. #CheeksonaPlane #Spain2k17
Gorgeous views from the plane.

24 May 2017

Our first plane ride together. ✈️ #CheeksOnAPlane #WeOuttaHereBaby