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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas is coming

Hi all,

It´s December 23rd and we´re sorting out our Christmas plans. Having discovered that practically no shops will be open on the 24th, we´re trying to work out how we can prepare for a Christmas lunch that we can carry with us on the train ride tomorrow morning. No seafood for us! ;-)

Since I last wrote here, I´ve travelled from Madrid to Lisbon, then to Lagos and now I´m in Seville. In Seville we met up with Lou´s brother Mikey, and his girlfriend Sadja. They´re both lots of fun.

Portugal - in which we visited Lisbon and Lagos - was very nice; quite laid back. In Lisbon I got offered hashish about 5 times in the space of an hour, once, most amusingly by some middle-eastern or turkish guy with the biggest cheesy grin, fulfilling all the Indiana-Jonesesque stereotypes of people from the region.

Lagos is a small town of about 20,000 people; there wasn´t much going on there but we ate some nice food, watched English-language TV (Go Fox!), and admired the surprisingly Kiwi scenery and coastline.

Seville is very confusing to navigate. The streets go every which way and I keep getting lost. The river is pretty. We spent most of yesterday drinking in a bar and sampling the local tapas, and then continued the festivity into the evening. Today we went Christmas shopping for each other; to get some time away from Lou I teamed up with Sadja. We even managed to get wrapping paper - how organised! ;-P

So, yeah, after the art blitz of the first half of the trip I´ve spent a lot of time the last few days doing not very much. It´s been fantastic. And now, with Chrstmas, I´m set to do not very much again.

Bones Festes to you all.

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