Sunshine and Siestas

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Sunshine and Siestas
An American girl in Seville. Spain Travel, Culture and Food.
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  • What's in a Name? A Primer on Spanish Names 3 days ago “When we have kids, promise you’ll let me name all of the boys.” I don’t remember where or in what context the Novio asked me this favor, but I shrugged – and then mentally shuddered. We were only a few months into our relationship and I was probably thinking about where we should have...
  • Ten quick tips to saving money in Spain without even trying 1 week ago As soon as I’d bought a house, my friends began making plans to travel to Spain. How could you beat a personal, bilingual tour guide who had crisscrossed the Iberian peninsula, a free place to stay and one of Europe’s best budget destinations? You can’t: I pride myself on being a great tour...
  • God Bless America?: Reflections on my Third Elections Abroad 3 weeks ago The world is having a serious identity crisis. To say that 2016 has been a weird year is to echo the sentiments of…just about everyone. And it goes far beyond the celebrity deaths, the Cubs winning the World Series and me getting pregnant. You know that phrase, when pigs fly? As much as I’d...
  • A Guiri Guide to Having a Baby in Spain: Second Trimester 1 month ago The start of my second trimester, at 14 weeks, coincided with another big event in my life: Leaving Seville for a job and a new life in Madrid. After a relatively uneventful first trimester, I found out that being pregnant in Spain – especially when your second trimester coincides with the hot...
  • How to Look for a Spanish Villa for the Fall 2 months ago Think of booking a villa in Spain and a lot of people will automatically start looking for availability in June, July or August. However, if you’re not following the crowds and would prefer to grab your Spanish sunshine in the fall, here are a few things to consider when you start browsing the...

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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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