Bullfight - Pig´s Blood - Africa
04.20.2008 - 04.22.2008
Well, unfortunately there was no bullfight. It was cancelled due to the condition of the ring - too wet. We still got some culture out of it though. The fight wasn’t called until everyone was seated down, five minutes after the fight was due to start. At that moment, rather than post an announcement on a jumbo-tron as may be seen at Yankee Stadium, a fight official walked around the ring carrying a sign on a stick scribbled in chalk that the fight was cancelled. In response to this declaration, the locals all threw their seat cushions into the ring to show their disgust. Despite our disappointment, we still appreciate what we got to see of the ring and the culture.
Inside the Bull Ring, Sevilla
In Sevilla we continued our tapas tasting and stepped it up a notch in the form of coagulated pig’s blood. Once you get past the mental image and creepy texture, it’s really not all that bad. Another interesting dish was fried patties of whole baby shrimp. A specialty of Sevilla, this dish got 4 thumbs up from these tapas critics.
Co Pilots, Plaza De Espana, Sevilla
On our journey from Sevilla to Tarifa we enjoyed some of the views of classic Andalucía - the bluest skies you’ve ever seen, rolling glowing green hills, eucalyptus tree-lined roads, and even passed a sheep herder driving his flock on the shoulder of the road. An hour later it was hard to wipe the smiles off our faces when we rounded the final stretch of coastal road to Tarifa and the mountains of Africa appeared across the Straight of Gibraltar.
White, Arcos De La Frontera
We’re settled in Tarifa, the most southern town in Spain, for the afternoon. The high coastal winds have made this town a kite-boarding and wind surfing hot spot.
After a few hours in the sand, we hope to push northeast to Granada.