Sunshine and Siestas

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Sunshine and Siestas
An American girl in Seville. Spain Travel, Culture and Food.
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  • Tapa Thursday: Vermouth 14 hours ago My biggest ambition in life is to become a Spanish abuelo. Who wouldn’t want to spend the days leisurely reading a paper in the bar down the street, sucking down a vermouth while looking adorable? I’ve already got the vermouth obsession down, after all. My first taste of vermouth was actually...
  • Autonomous Community Spotlight: La Rioja 3 days ago Not one to make travel goals, I did make one when coming to Spain: visit all 17 autonomous communities at least once before going home. While Madrid, Barcelona and Seville are the stars of the tourist dollar show (and my hard-earned euros, let’s not kid around here), I am a champion for Spain’s...
  • Photo Post: the Chirigotas of the Carnavales de Cádiz 1 week ago Pá qué quieren ir ha Chipiona shi aquí tenemoh Caí? Two more beers and a plate of chicharrones were slammed down in front of us as the bar keep expressed exasperation. Why would anyone want to head to nearby Chipiona if the peninsula’s best Carnival celebration were right here in Cádiz?...
  • Packing for a Trip to Spain: What to Bring and What to Leave at Home 2 weeks ago The moment I’d announced I’d bought a house in Spain, the requests for the proverbial ‘roof-over-my-head’ while traveling through came pouring in. Come on! It’s not like I lived in a box under the Triana bridge for seven years! I hosted my first international visitor not six weeks after...
  • Ibiza's Can't Miss Emblematic Buildings 2 weeks ago My only trip to the Baleares Islands has been to party mecca Ibiza, and island with seemingly more sheep than residents, more discos than churches. But there’s more to this ancient islands past the nightclubs and party offers. One can find a lot of interesting buildings and medieval...

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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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