I step through the double doors and my attention is quickly placed on the vast array of coloured fabric in front of me. It covers table after table with patterns and textures, the walls hidden behind drapes in every imaginable tone. I take a step to the side to avoid a lady who is reaching … More Polka dots, paisley and olé! Feria time in Seville.
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
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
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
This old abbey was home to a religious community unlike most others in Spain at that time. … More San Isidoro del Campo: how a bunch of monks impacted Christianity in Spain
On a sunny winter afternoon we wandered into the arena. Blue skies above, yellow dust below and all around the scaling stone seats of the Roman amphitheatre. … More Roaming with the Romans at Itálica
There are some who seem to think it never rains in Spain. It is perhaps the one thing they know for sure about this country. Spain = Sun. … More The rain in Spain