Hola a todos,
Me llamo Emily, tengo veinte años y soy estudiante en la Universidad de Edimburgo. I am in my third year of studying Spanish and Linguistics which requires a year abroad in a Spanish speaking country. So right now I am writing from Seville (or Sevilla in Spanish), a city in the south of Spain. I thought as an introduction to my year abroad I would give you a virtual tour of Seville. I hope you enjoy!
The first place to mention is one of the most iconic spots in Seville: la catedral. I am very lucky that I live right next to this amazing building; the picture in the middle was taken from my balcony! La catedral is one of the biggest churches in the world and the bell tower provides some of the best views of the city.
The next few pictures are of some of my personal favourites. On the left is a picture of Plaza de España. This is a gorgeous building in the middle of un parque muy bonito. Fun fact: Star Wars Episode II was filmed here! In the middle we have la universidad where I study. Es muy grande y histórico. Finally, on the right is a picture of el palacio (called el Real Alcazar) which also has some gorgeous gardens. This is also a famous filming location for Game of Thrones.
Hay otros sitios interesantes that I don’t have any pictures of to include. For football fans, lots of the Euros matches this summer were played at el estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla. Another place that I have still not visited is La plaza de toros which is a landmark you can find in most Spanish cities. Do you know what this could be? Also, hay muchos museos en mi ciudad, y teatros también. I love how much history and culture you can find here.
The pictures above are of some typical calles in Sevilla and, of course, la comida en los restaurantes. I think I could dedicate a whole blog post to the food in Spain! On the left you can see los naranjos, which are the orange trees Seville is famous for. From all of the pictures I think it is obvious that the weather here is much better than Scotland. It was still 30 degrees at the end of October and I’ve only seen a few days of rain. There are many things I miss about Edinburgh but the weather in Seville always makes me feel grateful to be here. ¿Qué te gusta de tu ciudad?
There is a lot more to uncover about Seville and Spain but I hope you enjoyed my first blog post. If you have any questions about my life here, please ask!