Out & about in Seville

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Not something I’m compelled to see again. I finally went to La Maestranza and saw the whole ordeal for myself, for those of you who ask on the regular if I go to bullfights (which is probably none of you, since the people who ask me about bullfights on the regular tend not to be … Continue reading »

Mo’ Feria, menos mal

It’s finally time to talk about the Feria de Abril. I wrote in December about how excited I was to have a dress made this year. For a while, things were moving slow in the dressmaking department; I went for pruebas (fitting) with Elisa a few weeks ago and was worried about the fit—Shouldn’t it … Continue reading »

¿¿Oye wapa, adónde vas??

In college, before I left for a semester abroad in Spain, I spent several hours in myriad Mandatory Meetings. I was given information about how to approach every hypothetical problem imaginable: What if I need to go to the doctor? Can I get allergy shots abroad? If I hate my host family can I move … Continue reading »

I can smell the mercadillo from here…

Yesterday I had my first encounter with Sevilla’s mercadillos. A mercadillo is an enormous Sunday market (or whatever day it happens to land on)—you can buy fruit, baby shoes, sweater socks, see-through thongs, boxer briefs in a marijuana-leaf print, knock-off designer purses, pirated “Air Bud” DVDs, assorted fabric, jewelry and just about anything else you … Continue reading »

Lately, things have happened.

Namely: I solved the mystery of the pan flute guy. I used to complain about the pan flute guy when I lived in Triana. My attempts at siesta were constantly interrupted by tunes from (arguably) the world’s most obnoxious instrument. I assumed it came from a hobo in my neighborhood. Turns out, the culprit is … Continue reading »

Holiday scenes in Sevilla

Did you catch that? Holiday scenes. I’m being politically correct and accommodating to persons from all faith backgrounds. Ah, but screw it—this is Spain. Let’s call a spade a spade and a belén a belén: These are totally Christmastime photos, taken by me, an amateur who can barely operate a point-and-shoot camera. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!! The Ayuntamiento … Continue reading »

No to fairytales, yes to the Feria

I was never a princess-y little girl. By a certain age, I had developed an incurable aversion to anything pink or frilly. I loved to play dress-up, but more along the lines of wearing one of my mom’s old bridesmaid dresses (obviously not one of her favorites) and choreographing dances to Gloria Estefan songs; it … Continue reading »

I might be backtracking here, but…

…it’s like an Expat God read my last post and threw me a bone in the form of a beautiful day (19°Celsius and sunny on Dec. 1, joder y’all), a great day at work and a perfect combination of songs on iPod shuffle for my walk home through the Macarena. There may have been lip … Continue reading »

Bathing, “Arab” style

The Arab baths are a popular spot Sevilla. I would like to start this post with a bit of background on Arab baths, but a Google search only yields Turkish baths—same diff? I don’t know—and several websites for touristy bath spots in Andalusia. Although I’m sure there’s some historical value here, it seems safe to … Continue reading »

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