Sunshine and Siestas

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Sunshine and Siestas
An American girl in Seville. Spain Travel, Culture and Food.
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  • FluentU - Learning Spanish Through Video 1 day ago The best day in high school Spanish class was “La Catrina” day. Profe would stockpile those episodes freshman year until she had absolutely no willpower against nearly 30 teenagers with made-up Spanish names (and the popular girls fighting over who got to be Margarita this year). Videos and...
  • India: The Dream I Didn't Know I Had 4 days ago Have you ever dreamed about a place you didn’t even know you wanted to visit? When Hayley mentioned the idea of going to Asia for Holy Week, I figured it was a pipe dream, given prices and our limited travel time. But what happens when it’s almost as cheap to jet to India as it [...]
  • Tapa Thursdays: Eating at a Guachinche on Tenerife 1 week ago Julie’s plan had only three itinerary stops on my only full-day on Tenerife: Rental car. Teide. Guachinche Eager not to ruin my own surprise, I refused to give into sneaking a peek at what this oh-so-tenerifeño dining experience was. I actually didn’t know it had anything to do with food until...
  • Seville Snapshots: Costaleros Practicing for Holy Week 1 week ago The capataz knocks once. As if mechanically, the 40-off men beneath the wooden structure heave together, resting on their heels, hands gripping the wooden beams above their heads. A second knock, and they launch into the air together. On the third, the simulation float has rested on their...
  • I Bought a Flamenco Dress, Now What?!: a Guide to Buying Complementos 2 weeks ago My phone buzzes just as I’m hopping on my bike, telling me I’ve got a photo in my whatsapp. M has sent me a photo of two different earrings, set side-by-side with a series of questions marks.  I know where she’s coming from.  Buying a flamenco dress every two years and figuring out how to...

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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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