Seville was host to the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition (world fair). In order to promote the city and tourism, they built the massive Plaza de Espana. Unfortunately, the Great Depression began just months before the expo began, resulting in the exposition being a bit of a failure. The expo building still remains and is a very impressive site to visit!
Just across the river from Sevilla is a neighbourhood called Triana. People from Sevilla say that Triana is where the Gypsies invented Flamenco (... apparently there are several cities in Andalucia who also claim to be the "birthplace" of Flamenco :) )
What do you do when you have 2 days in Barcelona..? Most would probably visit the famous buildings, churches, and other tourist sites. For us, after being abroad for a year, we decided to do a bit of shopping!!
We did most of our shopping in one store: Desingual. A store that we first discovered in Cartagena, Columbia, where Dom fell in love with a pair of really cool shorts.. but didn't want to pay the outrageous $300USD price tag! Since Desingual is actually from Barcelona, the prices are still sorta high but significantly more reasonable.. and there's a store every 2 blocks.... crazy... but we like their stuff. Unfortunately for us, we're still travelling light, so we limited ourselves to window shopping plus a couple of items.