Spain – Day 8/9

The last day :(

Well day 9 was travel day so it doesn’t really count but either way… our last day.

We went to the Seville parliament buildings and walked around and took pictures.

My little belly!

Dan was felling left out of the belly pictures!

 When Dan was here in 2007 he took a picture so we tried to re-create it.  It wasn’t as hot this time!

2007 (sorry for the poor picture)

We went back to the hostel, got our stuff and headed to the train station.  We realized quickly that it was pretty far away and were every happy we got off the train by mistake earlier in the week.  The walk probably took about an hour.

We had done our research the night before and knew that the high speed train left for Madrid every hour.  The next one was leaving in about 25 minutes!  We got our tickets and they were half the cost of what we thought.  Double bonus!

I knew it was a high speed train, it was crazy fast!

That’s 247 Km per Hour kids!

When we got the Madrid and Dan tells me it has a high pick pocket rate.  Now, I don’t know if this is true or not but needless to say I was a little freaked out and wanted to get to the hotel as soon as possible.  It took a little time to figure out just how we’ll do that… 2 transfers on the subway and then a walk.  An hour later we get to the hotel and it was nice!  Lesson learned from trip adviser… it does well with accommodations not so much with food.

There wasn’t much in the area so we just got dinner in the hotel and called it an early night.  We had to get up at 4:30 am so it was going to be a very early.

Sadly our trip was coming to an end.

We made it to the airport with no problems.  This was going to be our last cheap flight of the trip.  So far we hadn’t run into any problems with multiple bags so naturally guess what happened on this one…  Dan had get his carry-on into the roller suite case (which was already full).   I was surprised this hadn’t happen to us yet and just our luck it happened on our last cheap flight!

This wasn’t the end to our not so good luck…

We got to London and found out that our connection had been delayed by an hour.  That would give us about 1.5 hours to get our third connection in Iceland.  Dan reassured me that the Iceland airport was really small and this wouldn’t be a problem (he has been to Iceland twice already).  Then our flight got delayed again and again.  We ended up missing our connection.  This was starting to worry me for many reasons. One, I had to work the next day. Two, we were assuming at this point that there would be another flight out of Iceland to Toronto each day.  Three, I unpacked Dan’s carry-on and left his laptop charger in the suite case which we decided to check since we were getting onto our last flights. This day was starting to not be in our favour. The airline gave us a vendor for food at the airport, we knew then we were in it for a long hall.

I finally got the guts to email work and let them know I wasn’t going to be coming into work the next day.  We talked to someone from the airline and found out that in fact they only have one flight out a day to Toronto.  It was at 5 pm so we decided to make the most of our extra day in Iceland and rent a car.  We weren’t going to miss out on this opportunity!!  Dan had also been two Iceland twice before and wanted to bring me on holidays one day.  This wasn’t in the plans so we were pretty excited!

Then we finally board our connection, sat on the plane for another hour and made friends with the girl sitting with us.  We had eaten before hand and got an extra sandwich which was smart of us.  The airline did what they could to keep everyone happy.  They tried to severed what food they had and it stopped right before us.  I was starting to get hungry, not knowing how long we would be sitting for I pulled the pregers card and got some food.  The flight attendants were awesome!

We were expecting craziness once we got to Iceland but nope!!  The airline had it all taken care of for us – hotel, food and bus between the hotel and airport.  We got to the hotel and they had a hot dinner buffet waiting for us!  It was really a great experience!

It was a very long day but we got an extra day out of it and who doesn’t love that!!  Well, maybe my bosses!  Haha!

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