I have accomplished and experienced a lot this semester in Sevilla. In my last couple of weeks here, I hope to check a few more items off of my Sevilla bucket list, and to continue to do some of my favorite things in the city. Here is a short list of some of those must-do items:
- Stroll through Maria Luisa Park
So it wouldn’t be my first time walking through the park, but this something I need to do multiple times before leaving. If I don’t feel like walking, lying down under the shade of any tree isn’t a bad idea either.
Photograph Plaza de España
Another one of my favorite places in the city is Plaza de España. I walk by this breathtaking place every day, but still don’t have any photos of it. Photographing the plaza at night is a must-do. The views are equally as beautiful when the plaza is lit up.
- Learn how to make tortilla española
Tortilla española is a very typical Spanish dish, and it is also one of my favorites! My host mom may be one of the best cooks in Sevilla, so why wouldn’t I learn from the best while I can? Helping out in the kitchen is also a great way to practice my Spanish and learn some new words.
- Drink Spanish coffee (and lots of it)
I have absolutely loved the strong and flavorful coffee here in Spain. Coffee in the States is very different, so I want to enjoy as many cups of coffee as I can before I leave.
- Eat more Spanish pastries
By now, you may notice a pattern; Spaniards know how to cook, how to make coffee, and they know how to bake. Alongside my many cups of coffee, I hope to enjoy delightful pastries as well. Some of my favorites have been torrijas and ojuelas, two desserts that are typical during Semana Santa. They are also desserts I have never seen in the States.
Have a picnic on the river
Sevilla offers many sunny days, and next to the river is one of the best places to enjoy that sun. Locals and tourists alike spend sunny afternoons by the river, eating snacks and enjoying the company of others.
This list could go on and on with things I want to do before leaving Sevilla. There may not be enough time to do everything under the Sevillano sun, but these things may just be the perfect way to finish a fantastic semester in this lovely city. What other must-do activities would you add to this list?