to Exploreseville.com, where you can
find helpful information for the visitor, student or expat.
I highly recommend you read the site
guide to locate whatever you're looking for. If you're
looking for pictures but don't have time for all the photo
albums, you can take a quick
photo tour of Seville. Finally, there's something
new every week so keep an eye on the New and Updated
panel just below the photo - this week it's a section
on international and vegetarian
dining options. To keep you up to date on what's going
on check out the Latest News and Events
sections to the left for daily updates.
goal is to give you an insider's view of Seville with
(almost) everything you need to know for your stay, whether
you plan to visit, study or live in this wonderful city.
In the case that you can't find certain topics I hope
you'll discover information on Seville through my links
page or in some of the travel
forums. Locating what you need or preparing for your
journey can be a lot of work and I give you my promise
to answer every
email I receive in English or Spanish should you have
a question. Hope you enjoy the site...
has arrived in Seville and with it comes cooler temperatures
making it easier to get around during the day. The rainy
season is upon us as we're now in the month of November.
After almost 5 months without a drop of rain we're glad
to see some change in the seasons, although the rain is
getting to be a bit much now. La Liga, Spain's
first division soccer league, is in full swing with Betis
edging ahead of Sevilla F.C. in la tabla. La
marcha returns to the center as bars and pubs
are gearing up for the fall and winter business.
OF THE WEEK
from a quick trip across the bridge or a night on
Calle Betis many visitors overlook Triana. With
it's history of flamenco and bullfighting, great
tapas bars and some unique shops it's worth a longer
visit. Strolling down the streets of Triana also
gives you a closer look at everyday life outisde
the tourist district.
money to mobile
to the sites, or technology
and the internet, you
can read a little about it all on my page, Exploreseville.com
find some useful information
about Seville. Some of my general
observations have been put together to help
you understand some of the quirks and differences
of life here. Some conversion
information on the Euro (€), kilos, commas
and decimals should come in handy as well.
also included sections on transportation,
shopping and nightlife
(la marcha), as well as where to buy food
when you're sick of eating out.
know I can't cover it all when it comes to Seville,
and with this collection of recommended
books and some helpful links
I hope to assist those of you looking for more information
on some specific topics.
if you want to get out of town check out my section
on side trips to steer
you in the right direction.
frequent many bars and restaurants in Sevilla, hoping
to discover a few surprises hidden in the back alleys.
There are a few I've listed
that you'll find in guidebooks - they are quite
good after all - but many you won't. Some notes
on the list:
are places where actual Spaniards eat, so don't
expect a lot of English when you go.
for a few marked with "$$" these are
affordable. I don't make any money with this page,
so my dining out is generally on a realistic budget,
not a Fodor's budget.
dish listed is a recommendation and I've tried
every one of them. I don't weigh 300 lbs. yet
but I'm working on it!
not taking any advertising money so these are
all fairly impartial unless you consider my personal
you will find several reviews of restaurants and
tapas bars in Seville. This list will continue
to grow as my stomach does.
I love Seville. I always called it Sevilla until I started
this page, so forgive me if I go back and forth with the
spelling. After visiting several times and telling everyone
I know for 10 years I wanted to live in Sevilla I finally
decided to do it. I sold most everything I had, packed up
what I could and came here with all my savings. If you want
to see what everyday life is like in the city (or at least
my everyday life), check out the daily
entries section below.
del Alamillo leads to the Olympic Stadium,
just to the right in the photo
to research Seville tourism and travel information on the
web. I found some good sites but none that mentioned the
bars and restaurants I frequented
nor the hotels and hostals where most people I know stay.
And while these pages offered tourist information about
attractions, sites and culture in Seville (certainly helpful)
they often didn't offer travel advice or insight into how
things really work or the cultural differences you should
is where I think you'll find my site helpful. Along with
some basic travel information
and recommendations I've tried my best to offer advice about
the differences in daily life
you'll encounter and the obstacles or issues you may face
during your stay in Seville. I hope this helps you spend
your time discovering what Seville has to offer and worrying
less about making all the little decisions. I hope you'll
have a great vacation, study experience or extended stay.
LIFE HERE (some daily entries)
Clear Skies (not the Bush legislation); Updates, updates,
in Sevilla is becoming more and more popular. Younger children
are dressing up at school and older children, well adults,
are seen more and more often in the streets with costumes
or at least a mask. Plenty of parties were held in bars
and clubs last night including prizes for the best costume,
some decoration and of course plenty of drinks. We went
out for a bit last night to get a glimpse in Flaherty's,
the Alfalfa area and Catedral. We got to see Dracula on
roller-blades! But most of our Halloween included basking
on the glow of our carved pumpkin (bought from El Cote Inglés),
eating a little candy and watching "Nightmare on Elm
Street Parts 1 & 2", plus "Halloween H20".
weather updates don't seem to exciting we have nothing but
clear skies for the next week. After several weeks with
rain almost every day it's a welcome change. Weather is
now fall-like - crisp but perfect.
I'm promising some updates to the page. A lot of work has
been going on behind the scenes to bring you more of everything!
From food and shopping to more internet cafes, basic information,
art, bars and restaurants. I just need to put the finishing
touches on a few things - spell check, a little clean-up
and some organization - and they'll be ready to launch.