February 15, 2014
After my first week in Sevilla, all I can say is that I have mixed feelings regarding this city. I always thought of Sevilla as a too hot, too sunny city, but I arrived on a rainy day and have seen the sun just for one or two hours in 2 different days. And it’s damn cold in our apartment. Honestly, deep down I felt a bit disappointed.
However, Sevilla surprises you at every corner. From a large boulevard you go through a narrow street, pass by old edifices and right after the corner you land on a plaza with amazing architecture of islamic influence. Also, the variety of textures is spectacular..
Oh, and the smell of food that fills your nostrils.. You can’t help but feel hungry on the streets of Seville! It’s tough to stay on a budget when every street has at least one deliciously-looking tavern waiting to fill your stomach with amazing tapas and bebidas. I’m on a quest to try almost everything they have to offer on my stay here.
The people are so talkative, anywhere and anytime (a woman was making small talk with the ticket vendor from a newstand, while it was raining and people where waiting patiently in line), always willing to help us, explain us stuff, give us directions. They also like to guess our nationality and I’ve heard greek, polish, serbian and italian as the first choices until now. The Spanish here seems so difficult to understand, they talk SO FREAKING FAST, link words and never pronounce the letter ‘s’. And it also seems to me they have different pronounciation for some words.. or even different words. But they don’t mind repeating stuff as many times as you need to understand. They’re also very good at understanding what your pantomiming (extremely useful in supermarkets).
Little secret? I miss my home.. but I can’t wait to discover more!
Pues.. hasta luego!