We headed out on the back roads towards Arcos de la Frontera just as the sun was rising.
Wandering through the old town before it had awakened was not only efficient but was a truly unique experience. We were the only tourists around and we were able to take our time and study it all in the cool morning air. We are finding Rick Steves’ guided walking tours to be really useful for times like these.
We stopped in the new part of town to find some breakfast and coffee. My very limited knowledge of Spanish allowed us to figure out the self serve/make your own desayunos and order coffee without resorting to English. #feelingproud
Next, we headed out to explore more of the white hill towns of Andalusia. With me making “Quick, turn here,” commands we found some unbelievably picturesque villages, perched high on hill tops, ready to defend themselves against marauding invaders centuries ago.
We checked into our fantastic B&B. It’s out in the countryside on an old farm. It is absolutely beautiful, complete with a private terrace, gardens and a large pool.
We decided to head home early tonight after three late nights in Seville, but just as we were about to leave, I spotted a “Entrada libre” sign on the bull-fighting ring. We headed in with the crowds and we we’re wowed with this!