As I didn’t do copious amounts of research on Sevilla before I arrived, I did not know what to expect exactly of the city. I knew a little background information, and I’d seen some beautiful pictures, but I didn’t have a clear idea of what sort of place my new home would be. Since arriving three weeks ago, I have fallen in love with the city. There’s something so comfortable about the size of Sevilla. In some ways, it reminds me of San Francisco–the benefits of a large city without being overwhelming. There is so much history and culture everywhere you go, and I am constantly finding new favorite areas. I am lovesick for this city. Here are the symptoms of city lovesickness, so you will know when you yourself fall to it:
1. Catching yourself smiling absentmindedly as you walk down the streets and realize you are in Sevilla and this is now your normal life.