Sundays in Sevilla

I have been spending a lot of Sundays at home when I first arrived here, usually preparing for the week ahead and resting from the weekend the same way we do in America. But this past Sunday two of my housemates and I decided to go out into the city and just simply explore. We started the day by going through the Triana (the neighborhood next to mine) Market, we bought some fresh fruits and just kind of people watched. The culture here is a close, passionate one. It was interesting to see this relayed in the Market, costumers and the workers behaved in a way that almost resembled family.

After the market we walked through Triana neighborhood trying to find a tapas place to stop at. The streets were absolutely filled with people, and it took a while to find a place that had enough room for us to eat at. It was a local restaurant called, Las Golondrinas, and we got, Salmon, cork kebabs, grilled mushrooms, and grilled squid. It was a little scary ordering the food because none of the staff spoke any English but I was able to figure out our seating, food and drinks it was a really proud moment for me and I felt at home here. After lunch we got some of the best gelato we’ve gotten yet!

We then went and got a picnic blanket and sat in the Maria Luisa park, and just enjoyed the weather and each others company. It was another point when I realized how grateful and happy I was to be here in this beautiful place, we ended the day at another tapas restaurant, this one was closer to home with a view of one of Sevillas most famous attractions, the cathedral. It was really interesting to see the differences between this restaurant and the one in the heart of Triana. The staff all knew English and there was more English options on the menu (i.e. chicken tenders). I assume this accounts for the high tourist activity near the cathedral. I love that this city is able to both adapt to tourism and preserve traditional culture.

We then went and got a picnic blanket and sat in the Maria Luisa park, and just enjoyed the weather and each others company. It was another point when I realized how grateful and happy I was to be here in this beautiful place, we end the day at another tapas restaurant, this one was closer to home with a view of one of Sevillas most famous attractions, the cathedral. It was really interesting to see the differences between this restaurant and the one in the heart of Triana. The staff all knew English and there was more English options on the menu (i.e. chicken tenders). I assume this accounts for the high tourist activity near the cathedral. I love that this city is able to both adapt to tourism and preserve traditional culture.

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