White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Lunch in Triana, Seville, Andalusia, Spain



Back in Triana, the neighborhood across the river from our Centro neighborhood in Seville, we popped into this old traditional neighborhood restaurant for lunch.  Of course, what else but tapas! Eggplant lightly breaded and covered with a pepper sauce, grilled veggies, and the ubiquitous spinach with garbanzo beans. Each about $3 USD.  We are finding that sharing three tapas makes a perfect sized meal for the two of us. Even with drinks, it's clearly an affordable way for us to live.  I see why many here eat out instead of cooking at home.



Same place different view. I like the sense of place this establishment creates. ( A bit of distortion in this panorama).



The waitstaff - very helpful and friendly - and completely kind and patient as I butcher their beautiful language.



A Spanish family next to us huddled over a smartphone - like kids and adults everywhere.



Wines, sherry, and ham - hard to go into a restaurant and not find all three. The two stations in the foreground each hold a pig's leg for slicing thin pieces to serve the world famous Spanish ham.



And after lunch, elsewhere, a few folks of a certain age are enjoying the warm sunshine.



A typical hole-in-the-wall neighborhood fruit store.



Here's the car we have leased for the trip. (I'll provide more info about the lease option in a future blog post). It only took three back-and-forths to get it out of the space in which I had parked it. There are never any space markers and people cram as tightly as they can. I read often before this trip that having a car in Seville was both unnecessary and troublesome and/or expensive to park - wow! they were right. The garages are about $20 USD a day and, being ever thrifty, we opted for finding free street parking like above, about a 15-20 minute walk from our accommodations. Not an easy task to find, to fit into, or to leave. A car was the right choice for our overall plan but, if I ever I come to Seville again, I'll take the train and rely on a robust local public transportation system within town.


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