it has officially been about 3 weeks since I have been in Sevilla, and I absolutely love it. living in Spain is a lot different than just visiting for a week or two. in the past 2 weeks, I have learned that you don’t eat dinner until 10pm, you eat a sandwich or a piece of bread with cheese and ham for breakfast (how awesome, right?) that tinto de verano (red wine + lemonade on ice) is usually cheaper than water, and that walking past the cathedral is a pain because there are a thousand tourists that stand in your way on the way to class. i have learned much more than this however, a lot about finance, in my international finance class, and I love it. I have also learned about old Spanish literature pieces such as La Celestina, and El sid. Our Spanish Literature class is hard. It is exactly like a real literature class that we would have back in the States, but all in Spanish. We analyze poems, sonnets, and books. every night we get to come home to our amazing host family and usually have dinner for about 2 hours with them. we have talked about the things going on in Barcelona with Catalonia, the language and the slang used here, and so much more. speaking of we, I have to mention my awesome roommate, who I lucked out with. on our program, we are paired with a random roommate based off a short survey; and I have never gotten luckier. Katherine goes to A&M and honestly is the coolest human i’ve ever met (and funniest).
it has only been a short amount of time, but it is truly flying. I knew I would always love Spain but I never thought I would like it this much. Sevilla itself is incredible. It is the perfect size, the people are so kind, the shopping deals are surreal,and most of all, the culture is incomparable to any other place, in the best way. the prices are so reasonable and I could not have picked a better city to live in for this summer. last weekend we went to Morocco and it was so amazing, and so different than anything I have ever experienced before. This weekend, we are heading to Granada and Cordoba. In the coming weeks, we are planning on going to Amsterdam, Palma, Malaga, Cadiz, Portugal, and anywhere else we can go for cheap.
anyways, i should get back to studying for finance. right now we are at a coffee shop right on our street drinking cafe con leche, with pan con tomate, our whole ticket for 3 people was 7 euro. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to say enough great things about this place.