After our fabulous wedding, we left the reception and went to the airport to catch our flight to Spain. We arrived in Madrid early the next afternoon and then took the high speed train to Seville. When the cab driver dropped us off at our hotel that night is was cold and pouring down rain. We we walked through the huge iron door leading into the lobby the atmosphere completely changed - it was warm and comfortable, with classical music playing in the background. I loved the contrast between the dark, cold rain and the atmosphere in the hotel! They also had classical music playing when we walked into our room.
Our hotel room
We spent most of our time wandering around Seville (and doing a little shopping). The city is absolutely beautiful! I loved the orange trees lining each street.
We also took a day trip to Cordoba one day (about a 30 minute trip on the high speed train). One of three remaining synagogues in Spain is in Cordoba. There is also a house connected with the synagogue to tour and a little gift shop where we bought a mezuzah made by a local artist for our back door.
Old seder plate
Not sure what this is, but it was pretty so I took a picture of Nick with it!
We spent the last couple days of our trip in Madrid, but by then we were so exhausted. We went to the Prado, but other than that we just did a lot of relaxing.
The only thing I didn't like about Spain was the food...lots of meat and seafood. (Neither of which I am really a fan of eating). After not eating much for the first few days, I decided we were going to have to eat something besides Andalusian food! I think we found every Italian restaurant in Seville! We decided when we go back for an anniversary trip we'll go to Seville for a few days and then to Italy for a reminder of all the food we ate on our honeymoon!
We had such a wonderful time!