Tuesday, September 26, 2006
We travelled from Martos to Ikea in Seville to look at their range of kitchens. I set the sat. nav. for the district in Seville that Ikea is situated and off we went. The journey lasted around two hours but the sat. nav. landed us at a dockyard beside the river. Angela got out of the car to put rubbish in a bin and stood on a dead rat, which put her right off Seville. We eventually asked a local taxi driver who pointed us in the right direction. We finally got on to the right motorway but the traffic in Seville is a nightmare. The last five miles took us an hour to travel and the slip road to Ikea was closed, so we had to travel on, turn back and eventually reach our destination.
Seville's Ikea is the busiest shop I have ever been in, there must have been thousands of people there. We were going to have lunch there but the queues virtually stretched out of the restaurant.
We had went on a Friday at 2:00pm, maybe this is a busy time?
The stock and prices in Ikea seem similar to the prices in the U.K. some things cheaper, some dearer. Next door to Ikea is an excellent large shopping mall where we also got a bite to eat.
Seville seems to be lovely city but I was put off by the horrendous traffic we encountered.