Musings, Thoughts & Commentaries
Mailyn, Elaiza and I walked around town. Many tame but shy and skinny cats roamed the streets.
Mailyn wanted to eat paella with ink of squid sauce and no shells. We found a place and I tried to explain in Spanish--they went to extra effort to serve but the shrimp was served with the shells intact-- shells still on shrimp. Mailyn sent it back. I had three glasses of vino tinto de la casa and was OK with it.
The next day, the girls took a city tour in what was once Europe’s greatest city and the center of Western Islam. The architecture is a mix of Islam, Christian and medieval Europe.
I remember when I would come here to attend the bullfights and to hear the stories of the great Matador de Toros, Manolete.
Mailyn and I went out for tapas in the evening and walked across the bridge over the Guadalquiver.
Tom Anthony is a West Point Graduate and combat veteran who spent his professional civilian career in global business all over the world. He has lived and worked in Austria, Italy, Spain, England, Iraq, Israel, and throughout Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Anthony also lived in Mindanao for seven years.
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