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SB’13 in Spain

Shocking, right?  I’m going back to Spain.  There is just always more to see in this beautiful country that completely stole my heart during my semester abroad. And three seasons have already passed since I returned from walking The Camino de Santiago. This time, Segovia and Salamanca are first on the itinerary, two towns north of Madrid that have been on my list for a while now.  I will end the week with a few days in my dear Sevilla and a quick stop back in Madrid before I fly back on Easter.

I feel incredibly lucky that since I studied abroad in Sevilla, I have been back twice with my students.  Yet, as you know if you have been there, or will surely find out if you go, 24-hours just isn’t enough.  Words aren’t enough to convey my love for Sevilla, so I thought I would take you on a photographic tour of the best of my semester abroad.

My Favorite Place: El Rio

I spent many hours sitting, reading, writing, tanning, and botelloning on the Rio Guadalquivir.

I spent many hours sitting, reading, writing, tanning, and botelloning on the Rio Guadalquivir.

The Guadalquivir at sunset.

The Guadalquivir at sunset.

My daily walk to and from the university along the rio.

My daily walk to and from the university along the rio.

La Catedral

Third largest gothic cathedral in the world and boasts Columbus' tomb

Third largest gothic cathedral in the world and boasts Columbus’ tomb

Parque de María Luisa

A stroll through the park on another sunny spring day.

A stroll through the park on another sunny spring day.

Feria de Abril

My most favorite fiesta and  favorite photo ever.

My most favorite fiesta and favorite photo ever.

Semana Santa

The Spanish do Holy Week up big.

The Spanish do Holy Week up big.

La corrida de toros

La Maestranza de Sevilla and location of my first and only bullfight.

La Maestranza de Sevilla and location of my first and only bullfight.

For or against bullfighting, it is quite an experience.

For or against bullfighting, it is quite an experience.

Amigas

Best friends signing off on a life-changing semester in Spain.

Best friends signing off on a life-changing semester in Spain.

The images could go on for days.  Sevilla is up there with Paris as being the most photogenic city. Stay tuned to more stunning shots, although the weather is looking quite dismal, which is tragic because I love my Sevillan sun. Although this is another solo trip across the ocean, I’m confident my busy social calendar of Spanish friends and American expats will make the rain in Spain a bit more bearable, and if not there is always vino.  Lots and lots of vino.… and tortilla.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Lauren S. #

    My heart!! What an amazing post and amazing time!

    March 22, 2013
  2. Have fun on your trip! I really liked Segovia and Salamanca and hope you do as well.

    March 22, 2013
    • Segovia and Salamanca were lovely, although I do wish the weather was better. I think I’m going to need a Salamanca redo! Hope you had a great Semana Santa!

      March 31, 2013
  3. Nope,24 hours–or even a semester!–just isn’t enough 😉 Glad you are getting to gallivant around Spain again this Semana Santa!!

    I’m not sure how much time you’ll have in Madrid, but here are two guias of things that are going on in the city this week: http://madriddiferente.com/index.php/2013/agenda/planes-para-la-semana-santa-en-madrid/ and http://madridfree.com/semana-santa-madrid-2013/?utm_source=twitterf&utm_medium=twitter&utm_term=%23madrid+%23spain . Que disfrutes!!

    March 23, 2013
    • Thanks so much for the info. A week in Spain is never enough, but it was a great trip. I’m growing to like Madrid more and more every time I get out of the strictly tourist zones.

      March 31, 2013

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