Holiday in Seville

Where do you go within EEC (to obtain free dialysis) in winter for a warm, sunny holiday? Chris & I have been to Los Cristianos in South Tenerife on many occasions in February. Warm & sunny most times and the dialysis unit is a centre for holiday patients; safe & clean. This year, for a change, luckily just before lockdown, we chose southern Spain after receiving good reports from friends we chose Seville.

We chose a central hotel with a taxi rank outside. The city is flat and the main historical areas are easy to navigate. We were lucky in having 10 days of sunshine. The mornings required a jumper or light jacket which could be discarded by the afternoon. We managed to visit the magnificent cathedral and the Alcazar Palace with it’s wonderful orange groves. We enjoyed a boat trip along the canal which loops off the River Guadalquivir into the centre of Seville and is wide and clean and blue. The Plaza de Espana is a spectacular semi- circular building of many architectural influences surrounded by a large park. In front of the building is a semi- circular boating lake and a huge fountain in the centre of the plaza. A tour of the bullring and museum gave a history and insight into this barbaric sport.   A busy bustling friendly city with good shopping and a buzz especially in the evening. We felt quite safe at all times.

Between the canal & the river are several futuristic buildings together with the Olympic stadium which in one corner houses the dialysis unit. Four rows of ten chairs with Gambro machines (Gambro Unit), friendly staff but little English spoken. It is about 4 miles out of Seville centre and evening dialysis was offered. There is no hospital transport or public transport so a taxi is required.

Bob & Chris Price