After a few lovely days in Málaga with friends, we headed from the apartment in Málaga Este into town to make our way to Sevilla. There were no tickets left for the next bus, so we opted for the train instead and it made a very pleasant, if a bit more expensive, journey.
We got somewhat lost trying to find our hotel as it was located on a patio (like a mini-plaza) and we were just getting back into the groove of navigating with the offline maps on our phone. But its location was excellent, it was very quiet and for Sevilla very reasonably priced.
Our main task was to get our credential (passport for the camino) which we did at the Hotel Simon for €3 each. The credentials they have are for the Camino Frances and so don’t actually have enough space for walking the entire Vía de la Plata, but for us we knew it would be fine.
We had taken in many of the monumental sights of Sevilla a few years earlier, so we were happy just to wander a bit, settle in for delicious tapas at an outdoor table near the Plaza Nueva and then top it all off with ice cream.
We did an excellent job of navigating our way back to our hotel and were treated to a procession that was just passing by with lots of drums, horns and a Virgin. It seemed an auspicious eve to our pilgrimage.