Greetings. They should be simple. And if you know what is socially expected in a culture, they are. But when you come from somewhere else, meeting people for the first time can become awkward and uncomfortable. … More Guide to greetings in Spain
I stepped onboard with a sense of wonder. To think such a vessel could travel the world. I imagined the sails filled with the wind and the salty water crashing against the bow. … More In search of Adventure: the ships that sailed from Seville.
Last week someone at work suggested we “do something for Halloween”. … More How Halloween crept in to Spanish culture
I am aware that yesterday marked the first day of autumn. I am also aware that temperatures in Seville today are just about the same as they were during my visit to Eastbourne this summer. Sunny days, cooler nights, blue skies and inviting temperatures that make you want to spend your time outside. Perfect! … More Sussex summer, Seville autumn.
Hey there, welcome to Seville. I can see you’re new. I’m sure you can’t wait to take a look around. … More Welcome to Seville
Rural France is charming, there is no other way to describe it. … More St. Fraimbault: a flowery village in France
As I thought back to the energetic blackberry picking that had gone on earlier I wondered if it might be a fitting metaphor for this trip. … More Pushing through: on blackberry picking and the TCK experience
At what point do you stop calling yourself TCK (Third Culture Kid) and start going by ATCK (Adult Third Culture Kid) instead? … More TCK or ATCK?
I’d known today would be hot, ever since the the thermostat had marked 26ºC at 8am. The same thermostat confirms it with its screaming display of 46ºC as I pass it again on my way home. This is what summer feels like in Seville. … More Why people in Seville walk in zigzags
Temperatures rise beyond crazy in Seville during the summer months. Here are 6 tips to beat the heat when visiting Seville in summer. … More Tips for visiting Seville in Summer