Seville April Fair: Why it’s Not for Me!

Memories of Ferias Past Sometimes here in cosmopolitan Madrid I feel like I am living in a completely different country than only a few years ago, when I was happy residing in Seville, a mid-sized city in southern Spain. I especially feel the difference this week, when much of...
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A Glimpse of a Weekend in Seville

I don’t know if I’ll ever stop comparing Seville and Madrid. The food, the prices, the weather… it’s a bad habit! It’s not to say that after a few days in Seville I’m not happy to come back up to the capital, but there is something very special about...
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An Introduction to Semana Santa in Seville

Although I am not a big fan of Seville’s world famous Holy Week (Semana Santa), I feel lucky to have lived there and to have experienced a Semana Santa in Seville . It is truly unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, and the passion among the people watching and...
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Playing Tour Guide in Seville

Where and What to Eat in the Capital of Andalusia Visiting Seville is like how I imagine it must be for some people to see an ex after a long time. I get butterflies in my stomach and try to convince myself I’m better off without her, but she...
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Nostalgia & Tapas in Seville

Nostalgia is a funny feeling. It’s a longing not so much for a specific place, but rather for a period of time that is impossible to recreate. It is a mix of happy memories and the bittersweet reality that those memories are permanently behind us. I feel nostalgic when...
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Strange Spanish Foods: Snails in Seville

Snail Tale: A Guide to Eating Caracoles in Seville Spring in Seville is like a four-act play: incense and heavy religious floats of Holy Week are followed by sherry and lively dancing at the city fair. Next comes the intense heat, leaving the city vacant by day and, finally,...
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