The most obvious cultural trait I would say that I have developed is the Andalucian accent. It is a very distinct accent where people tend to drop the ends of words in their sentences. For example, instead of “estoy cansada” (I am tired), they say “estoy consa’a.” The end of the word is “aspirated” (kind […]
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As the festivities of Semana Santa begin, I thought I would give you a scenic glance as to what occurs each year for it. It’s one of the most important celebrations in Seville and is celebrated in the week leading up to Easter. The integral event of these celebrations are the processions of the pasos […]
If you are looking for cards (as an example), you go to CVS, Walmart, etc. and find what you are looking for. In Spain, if you try to go to a pharmacy to look for cards or other similar things, you’ll be out of luck. The stores here are direct and to the point in […]
The food is as rich as a king’s silk robe. It is always fresh and full of variety. Although it is very popular to fry food here, it is void of preservatives and other harmful ingredients. Believe it or not, many things that we have in processed foods in the USA are banned here. If […]
I knew that the technology is set up differently before I came to Spain. For instance, aside from Spanish being the language, the keyboards are set up in accordance with the language. After typing on the computers here, there have been a few instances where I momentarily forgot which key was what on my laptop! […]
I have been here over a month! I cannot believe it! It’s also difficult to comprehend the amount of places in, around, and outside of Seville that I have seen. I did not know that one could experience such wonders in such a short amount of time. I cannot imagine how much more awaits me […]
I have just entered my first full week here in Seville, Spain. It is so surreal! I look forward to what the rest of my semester has in store.