Ciao Andalucia

Well I gave up on my debit card that I had been waiting for in the mail and think I have enough money to make it to Barcelona then fly to Sweden for Christmas.

Sevilla was nice with so many people on the street for Christmas and a lot of singing.  I loved my XV century renovated convent hostel on El Barrio de Santa Cruz.  I played the typical tourist here visiting Alcazar, going up the Catedral (all 34 ? some ramps horse friendly), snapping photos at Plaza de Espana, and of course my usual wondering.

Tarifa was amazing although a ghost town, exactly what I needed!  Also since I stayed a few extra days I really had one special day with poniente western wind and all of Playa de Los Lances to myself kite surfing.  There was literally no one else in the water, it was sunny and I wrapped up my kite that day DRY.

One of my favorite days with Poniente winds off Playa de Los Lances with Morocco in the background.

I have to say that was worth all the hassle with my lost bank cards.  I like it much better than surfing because you feel like you are flying for a long time.  It’s like snowboarding in the water!  It was cold these days but still beautiful and Moroccon landscapes. In fact for all my Ugandan friends on my kite board I’m only really good at edging right toward Africa not Spain! I plan to go again when I find a place in the United States but currently hold a level 3J with IKO international Kiteboarding Organization.  Thanks to my incredible standup Italiano instructor Daniele and KTS Kite Tarifa School I’ll be back Tarifa.

Downside I only have four days for Barcelona! Say what! Yes I might cry and I probably won’t see a futbol game but this is traveling.  Although going to Sweden to see my dear friend Magda and her family is more important.

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