I arrived in Sevilla in the afternoon and checked in at Oasis Backpackers’ hostel Sevilla that is very close to the center, in a very convenient location. Sevilla is a beautiful city. I really love the atmosphere and the architecture. The hostel I was staying at is nice and the girl at the reception very friendly.
I spent the afternoon going a bit around town even though I didn’t get in at the main sites as I had already been there and didn’t have time for staying in eternal lines… But I still had a good tour of the main attractions. The following day I visited some more, had lunch at Venigatessen and then left direction Cordoba.
The trip in Blabla Car was nice and short. I was traveling with a guy the lives in Cordoba but works in Sevilla, another guy from Sevilla that studies singing in Cordoba and an Argentinian guy that is traveling Europe.
In Cordoba I checked in at Cordoba Bed and Be. Extremely friendly girl at the reception, nice building with a touch of history and free sangria at 8.00pm on the roof terrace. After dinner I met with Felix the Argentinian guy from Blabla Car and went for a couple of beers. The following day we took the free tour of the city and visited the famous cathedral, a spectacular building that was born as a mosque and turned into a cathedral keeping the same appearance of a mosque. A very unique, bizarre and amazing construction. For lunch I went to La Libelula Coffee shop, the only vegan place in town. I had a delicious burrito and after lunch I met my next Blabla Car driver that would take me to Malaga.
That afternoon I stared to notice that I wasn’t feeling very well. Something was wrong with my stomach but I didn’t feel like I wanted to throw up or need to go to the toilet. I was just feeling uneasy. In Malaga I was expected by Esteban that offered to host me through CS. Arrived in Esteban my uneasiness got worst and couldn’t eat anything. That morning I had breakfast and wasn’t able to eat anything else until the dinner the following day.
Esteban has a fantastic penthouse very close to the bus and train station with a view on the river. At the beginning I was planning to stay with him one night only but since I wasn’t feeling well I decided to stay one day longer. Esteban has been very patient and understanding with my situation and all considered I had a very nice time in Malaga. I was able visit again that beautiful city especially since Esteban’s place is in the center of the city. At 3pm of my third day in Malaga I went to the bus station and jumped (literally!!!) on the first bus out direction Almeria to stop at Motril and from there take a bus to Orgiva where I had booked a workaway for three weeks.
During this period in Portugal and South of Spain couchsurfing has been a big disappointment. A part from Esteban it has been impossible to find a host. It’s getting harder and harder to find someone willing to host. Apparently everybody is super busy or just don’t care. I really hope that this changes in the future. CS is a fantastic concept and a cool way of traveling and meeting new and interesting people. Maybe I’ve just been unlucky. I really hope so.