Feria! Seville Shines During the Annual Celebration

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I love a good celebration. And one that showcases a heritage of skilled horsemanship, good eating and fine spirits, well, even more.

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In the weeks following Easter, cities and towns across Spain put on festivals that highlight food, music, dance and of course regional pride.

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Recently, it was Seville’s turn. And the city did not disappoint the thousands of spectators and participants who turned out

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Despite the scorching temperatures. That’s  44 Celsius, or 111 degrees Fahrenheit

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But I managed to find a way to keep cool 

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Alcala

Took a break from all the fun in Sevilla and ventured to Alcala, at one time the place that baked Seville’s bread

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Found some interesting things there, such as this tunnel that runs deep below the surface of a fortress castle built by the Moors.  I was warned by a couple of locals not to venture in because all sorts of hidden dangers lurk within its darkness. They were not specific when pressed. Maybe dragons? There is a dragon bridge nearby.

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What, you didn’t believe?

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