Sunshine and Siestas

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Sunshine and Siestas
An American girl in Seville. Spain Travel, Culture and Food.
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  • The Five Best Day Trips from Seville 9 hours ago Something happens to me every weekend – the push-pull of relaxing in a city I love exploring against the need to grab my car and drive until I’ve found somewhere new. Using Seville as a base to discover Andalucía, Portugal and even other regions of Spain was easy because of a top-notch...
  • Confession: I'm Nervous to Travel After the Paris Terror Attacks 1 day ago After a late night trip to the bathroom, my hand fumbled across the nightstand looking for my watch. As my fingers crawled over a pack of Kleenex and the smooth, cold case of my laptop. I found my phone first, lit up with notifications from Instagram and Facebook. There was one whatsapp from my...
  • Five Things You Should Know About Málaga 1 week ago Eight years ago, I welcomed my parents to Spain for the first time. They arrived to Málaga via bus after several cancelled flights and a mad scramble to get them from Heathrow to Andalucía before Christmas Eve. Once they finally arrived, jet lagged, smelly and not amused with my cry of...
  • When Living Abroad Starts Feeling Like Living in America 2 weeks ago I could have easily been in a neighborhood pub back home in Chicago. Armed with two guiri friends and a stomach that hadn’t eaten all day, I ordered a cheeseburger meal, piled on the ketchup and sat down on a couch, directly under drapes of spider webs. It was Halloween, and one my friends...
  • The Truth About Traveling in Sicily 3 weeks ago “This is the part of Catania I wanted you to see,” the Novio cooed as we passed a fifth consecutive butcher windows displaying carne di equino. To be fair, I’d seen little else than the local airport, a roadside bar and enough near-traffic accidents to turn me off from getting into a car in... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Website Reviews » There are 9 reviews on Sunshine and Siestas

11:52 AM October 14, 2012

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

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.

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!

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!

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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