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Seville for Shabbat
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:35:51 AM »
A friend of ours just got back. She is not a DDFer but wrote up a pretty darn good TR and was happy to allow me to share here. So, HT to her!

Highlights:

1.       Very nice hotel, though not in the center of the city (other side of river, near university):  Barcelo Sevilla Renacimiento.  Was part of Expo 92.
2.       Went to shul Friday night, 6 men, 1 other woman, orthodox, sefardi, hidden in unmarked building in city.  Surprisingly, people not so friendly ,but may have been their discomfort with English.
3.       Ordered kosher food for Friday night with colleague – local community member, Moises Hassan, gets the food from Malaga (I think) – not great, but nice to have it
4.       Went to Flamenco performance (3rd on tripadvisor – yours was sold out, I think) Sunday night – enjoyed – thnx for suggestion
5.       Private tour of Jewish Quarter with Moises Hassan – very interesting – he is extremely knowledgeable – lectures on Holocaust but lawyer by training – thinking of moving to Boston to send son to Maimonides.  Only 25 Jewish families remain.  Tour was very worthwhile and I learned a lot.
6.       Went to Palace – amazing!
7.       Walked all around
8.       Don’t miss the river next time!! (Editor: we were there last summer. )
 

Conclusion: I would love to go back with (NAME REDACTED) – beautiful city!  Sadly, Jewish life is almost non-existent.

 

Travel details:  I took the train there from Madrid (which I think you did, too).  Very easy from Madrid airport.  I flew from Seville to Madrid for my return.   Almost missed my flight from Madrid (extreme fog in Madrid delayed flight from Seville), but didn’t, though my bag did.  Since the next Iberia  flight from Madrid-TLV was actually an El Al flight, they wouldn’t take my bag, so had to wait >24 hours for next real Iberia flight to take it.  Oh well.  They will be delivering it to me. (Editor: bag delivered today. I suggested she seek compensation.  She said she was just happy to have her bag!)

Sorry no pics.
 

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Re: Seville for Shabbat
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 09:57:28 PM »
My friend who went to Seville has a husband. When his wife was in SVQ, he remained here in BOS and, that weekend, he visited his mother in MSP. I asked him how it was and he game me a one-line boring answer.  I told him his TR would not make DDF standards, so he came back with this:


l keep trying to meet DDF standards like (WIFE NAME REDACTED).  I hope this is better. 
I flew Delta for the non stop.  Used my delta Amex card and got to check a bag for free and zone 1 boarding.  Waited way too long at BOS for bag though.  No lounge experience. Both ways - Friday morning outbound and Sunday 5 pm return - I had empty middle seat next to me in the aisle.  After all, who wants to go to S Paul in the winter?  The woman in the window seat was traveling from Montana (I didn't find out if it was BIL, BOZ, GTF, or HLN, or maybe BTM!) with a miniature husky (oxymoron alert!) who was totally cute and not smelly.  On return flight de-icing service was superb.  I have no idea what the planes were but the entertainment system was terrific. 
I stayed with my mom and the accommodations were good.  Free wifi, tasty Shabbat meals (private dining room on Friday night!) and Shabbat services on the premises. 

Not bad for a novice!

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Re: Seville for Shabbat
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 12:07:34 AM »
Az seville gait min, un az seville nit, gait nit.

Cute TR, by the way.
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Re: Seville for Shabbat
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 06:46:30 AM »
Az seville gait min, un az seville nit, gait nit.

Cute TR, by the way.
Thanks.
Can you translate the Yiddish for me?

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Re: Seville for Shabbat
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 12:15:44 PM »
Loosly-If you want, go, if you dont want, dont go.

with vill meaning will/want
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Re: Seville for Shabbat
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 12:26:01 PM »


Loosly
I see English isn't your first language

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Re: Seville for Shabbat
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2016, 12:27:03 PM »
I see English isn't your first language
I see grammar isn't yours.

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Re: Seville for Shabbat
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 12:30:55 PM »
I see Yiddish isn't your first language

FTFY
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Re: Seville for Shabbat
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2016, 12:31:48 PM »
I see grammar isn't yours.
Never claimed that grammar was my first language. Or second for that matter

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Re: Seville for Shabbat
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2016, 12:32:57 PM »
FTFY
Yeah that was all part of the joke (er..frog)