Moving on #Seville
I’ve found some time to write this. It has been busy the last week. I’m in Seville right now. I left Valencia on sunday and spend 12 hours in a bus (with only one stop!) to find myself in the number one city according to the lonely planet. The second part of my Spain trip has just begun. The 6 weeks learning Spanish in Valencia were amazing. I’ve learnt so much. When I came there I could only say Si, No and Gracias, now I can have a small conversation with a person (if they talk slow and the easier words). I would definitely recommend people to learn Spanish this way. It is intens, but you learn fast and because you only make half days you have the other time to discover Valencia.
Valencia is a city that is difficult to capture in a foto. The city doesn’t have one beautiful building, it is more of a character that makes the city as great as it is. After a few weeks I found out that every barrio (neighbourhood) has its own atmosphere. By the time I left Valencia I just started to get to know the local life and that is great. So I was a bit sorry when I left Valencia. I feel like I’ve just found my place in the city and my way around the city. It was also a bit weird to say goodbye to the people at the Spanish school. I’ve spent the last 6 weeks with them, four hours a day. You get to know each other than and there is a big chance I won’t see them again.
I’ve said goodbye several times in my life, the biggest being when we moved to Australia. It is not something I’m really afraid of doing. I’ve learnt that the people who are really important will still be there when you come back. Sometimes these people are not the people you would have expected. When we left to Australia with the family for two years I lost a lot of friends, but amazingly there were two friends that kept in touch with me. Up to this day they are really good friends of mine. So I think sometimes you just have to let a friendship go its natural way. The really good friends will stay.
So right now I’m sitting in Seville. My mom came over from the Netherlands for 2 days and it was great to see her. We flew through the highlights of the city yesterday and I understand why the Lonley Planet says this is the best city to visit. It is beautiful. Everything here is big though (it took us half an hour to walk around the cathedral). And every corner you turn there is another stunning church, cute square or palazzo. After I’ve discovered this city I will tell you what things you do not want to miss! Because Seville as a whole is a city you do not want to miss..
Despite that I had a great time in Valencia, It is good to be on the move again. I mostly be doing south of Spain the next three weeks and of course I will keep you updated. You are leaving soon as well right? I’m looking forward to your stories.