When tourists come to Europe there are required places to visit when in those cities for the first time. In Paris, one certainly must visit the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Notre Dame. In London one certainly needs to see and hear Big Ben and in Rome you tour the Vatican. What to do in Seville, Spain? Get a haircut.
Well, it seems like you must get a haircut by the Barber of Sevilla. This cannot be just any barber, so I searched barbers on Yelp. A father and son team in business for three generations, Melado Peluqueros seemed to fit my requirements and it was within walking distance of our rental.
This haircut was planned for months. A haircut in late April in the US would make me due for another in early June, just right. However, I put this task off all week we were in Seville and now it is the weekend, Saturday before we move to Madrid on Monday. I show up at 14:00 and The Barber of Seville is taking no more appointments. Three more barbers are visited just to get a haircut by any Barber in Seville, but they too are closing. Oh NO! My lazy fault. I really messed up. Fortunately, in Europe barbers do not have the tradition of shutting down on Monday, so if I am there at 10:00 when they open, we should still be able to make the high-speed train for Madrid that afternoon.
It all worked out just perfectly. The father was already busy when I walked in at 10:00. The son arrived within minutes and recognized me from Saturday. He could not have been nicer and it was the best haircut I have ever received. He used the scissors as usual but then used a razor as well. The fact that I was there due to the “Barber of Seville” opera was never brought up in conversation. That seemed a bit too much.
So what does Glasgow Scotland, London England, Innsbruck Austria, Seville Spain and Tucumcari New Mexico all have in common? I’ve gotten fine haircuts in all.
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