Follow Kim's tips: BecomingSevillana
¡Hola! I’m Kim, from a sleepy Worcestershire town, now living and working in Seville, the heart of Andalusia. When I first began dabbling with Spanish, over 10 years ago, I dreamt of being fluent, living in hotter climes and wearing a traje de flamenca (flamenco dress). I can definitely affirm that I am on my way to fulfilling these dreams: I have been here since September 2009 working as an in-house translator and have become more acquainted with the city, its customs, its food and its language. I have adopted a rural Andaluz twang, lisping ‘S’ sounds and lazily leaving off the ends of words. And I have worn my own flamenco dress to the most important event of the year, feria.Why Seville?
I came to Seville as a tourist in 2006, and when I was offered a placement in a translation agency three years later, I couldn’t pass up on the offer. I remembered Seville as beautiful and majestic, its orange-tree lined streets, arabic-influenced architecture and its fervour for tradition and music: the spontaneous singing in the street, the passion for Semana Santa and the thrill of feria. And now I am in I love the lifestyle too: Sevillanos work to live, and live to enjoy friends and family, grabbing any spare moment for a coffee and a chat, a few beers and tapas. With so many eateries around every corner, most being extremely reasonably priced, you can never get bored of the same old bar. And it is here that I shall endeavour to share my favourite spots.
You can also discover more about my experience of Andalusian culture, language and of course food on my blog: Becoming Sevillana
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