Sunshine and Siestas

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Sunshine and Siestas
An American girl in Seville. Spain Travel, Culture and Food.
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  • Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock (or, why my country confuses me) 14 hours ago When my phone buzzed with a friend inquiring where I was, I had an excuse for being late: I was overwhelmed with being back in the US and had gone to get a coffee. Then I got overwhelmed again with how to order that and settled on whatever it was that the woman gave me. [...]
  • Americana Overload: A Weekend at Road America 1 week ago It’s a family legend that my father took my mother to a swap meet on their first date. A blind date. Nancy, a sworn non-drinker, coped by downing piña coladas before noon. While Don hasn’t exactly passed along his love of old hot rods to his eldest, one of my favorite things to do with [...]
  • A Very un-Sevillano Summer 1 week ago I knew I had become the proverbial ‘fish out of water’ (or perhaps toro out of España) when I hopped in the car for the first time yesterday. My mom’s van was parked on an incline, and I was nervous it would roll unless I gave the accelerator a hard kick when I threw it [...]
  • Spain Snapshots: The Guadalupe Monastery of Cáceres 2 weeks ago Many great places in Spain are seeped in legends, mentioned in texts or venerated by the insane queues at its ticket offices (I’m looking at you, Alhambra).  For me, the Real Monasterio de Guadalupe was an obscure monastery and the name of many females, little more than a blip on a map in the...
  • Big news: I bought a house in Spain! 2 weeks ago I have a new hell. The foreigner’s office has been officially replaced with a new place that wants to make me rip my hair out: IKEA.  You see, I bought a house – a 125-square-meters-with-an-incredible-terrace and three stories and a kitchen large enough for an actual table and multiple...

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Website Reviews » There are 9 reviews on Sunshine and Siestas

Hayley
11:52 AM October 14, 2012

This blog rocks my socks! Beautiful pictures and helpful tips for fellow expats and tourists alike.

Raquel
12:30 PM October 14, 2012

As an American living in Spain, this blog provides an ongoing source of information, tips, laughs and insight into living in Spain. The best tour guide slash fountain of information for anyone traveling or living in Spain.

Cherrelle
14:20 PM October 14, 2012

Thanks for making living abroad not feel so foreign. There is so much beauty in knowing that you're not going through the struggle alone and it is so helpful to be guided along the way! Thanks Cat!

Lauren @ Roamingtheworld
14:27 PM October 14, 2012

I love reading Sunshine and Siestas for good laughs, insight, tips and places to visit in Spain and Europe! It's one of the few American in Spain expat blogs I read and look forward to the next post!

Meg
14:43 PM October 14, 2012

As a current auxiliar de conversación, Cat's blog has been the most useful tool I have come across since preparing myself a year ago. Along with all the tips that everybody needs to know for visiting or living in Spain, she always manages to keep her head up and inspires me to do the same when things get tough! I always look forward to the e-mail I get for a new post which never fails to make my day even better.

Patti Bouck
01:40 AM October 15, 2012

I love reading Sunshine and Siestas! Cat is insightful, beautiful and I love her humor! She's a smart writer with an eye for beauty evident in her artistic camera shots! Having lived in a foreign country 20 + years ago I lament I did not have something like this to read beforehand and during my living there! Her tips, insight and the juicy descriptions of places visited feel like a wonderful companion sharing the journey with you! She covers a lot of information succintly which makes her blog perfect for busy lives! Her blog inspires me to travel in Spain.

Marianne @eastofmalaga
09:38 AM November 09, 2012

The Sunshine and Siestas Blog is a wonderful insight into expat living in Spain. Excellent resources and a great read, too. 5 star blog!

Amelie @ Ameliesayshola
18:27 PM November 16, 2012

Cat's blog is awesome. I came across it while I was still living in Madrid. Her blog really brought Andalucia to life for me!

Aga
12:17 PM December 04, 2012

I love Cat's blog. I discovered her blog few months ago and read all the old post in one afternoon. It is highly addictive and you just one her to post as many new things every day! With each post you discover how interesting and different Spanish Andalucía is from other regions. I bet there are some of her readers that visited Spain just because they've read some entries on this great blog!

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