Mirando: Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada

The south of Spain is what most Americans think about when they think of Spain. It is home to bull fights and flamenco dancing. The weather is warm. The tapas are abundant. I loved my weekend there.

Because it was a whole weekend. I'll give you the highlights, the things that still stand out to me a week later.

We saw the patios in Córdoba. These patios are full of flowers and love and meticulous care. The homeowners spend all year attending to their patio so that it will be ready for competition in the summer. But it's not just about competition. The patios are also an extension of their home, especially during the summer months. There are nights full of food and wine and guitar playing. It sounds like a dream.

In Sevilla, we saw flamenco dancing. I've never seen such emotion between dancers without them touching. The singer belted her songs as if her heart was breaking. Everyone in my group was in awe after the performance. I may have to add flamenco to my list of dances I'd like to learn. I'm not doing the art form justice with my description.

Granada was defined by the Alhambra. I'm realizing that I love the Moorish style of architecture. It's ornate, but not overly decadent. The feeling of openness and the attention to detail in all of the gardens of the Alhambra left me wishing I could call this palace my own.

My travels are coming to an end. I'll spend the next week in Nice. Then, it's a weekend trip to London. Before I know it, I'll be home. This time has been full. My focus right now is to enjoy the fullness of every day.

Thanks for bearing through a longer post.

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  1. Beautiful photos!

    xoxo Brie at chicvadourbyb.blogspot.com

  2. Thanks Brie!

  3. Looks so lovely! My boyfriend did a semester abroad in Seville back in his college days. I'd love to go there with him someday!

  4. It's definitely a great place to visit! I loved it in spring as well--not as many tourists.


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