Hi, everyone, I am writing this from what is by far my favorite part of Spain – Andalucia. This year I am spending Easter in Seville and I gotta tell you – despite the unusually cloudy and rainy weather here, it’s an amazing place!
I won’t publish a new freelance related post today like I usually do – I am trying to relax and not to think of my websites and all the hosting related problems I continue having.
I apologize for the huge amount of down time of this blog recently. And to all of you who also opted in to beta test my first product, the Meliway Travel Movie Maker, I apologize for the down time of that website, too.
We are still trouble shooting and recovering from the data loss from earlier this month – we are moving forward (although slowly!) and I will keep you posted as we go forward.
Anyhow, I wanted to wish you Happy Easter! 😀
Debra Yearwood says
Happy Easter to you too Diana and I’m glad you are enjoying Spain. I’m looking forward to my trip (closer to home) in June and hoping to try out Meliway.
Easter or not, with the siesta here, i feel every day is some kind of a holiday LOL – hang in there, Meliway is coming along and i sure hope you’ll test it even before you go on that trip close to home, Debra 😉
Lorraine Marie Reguly says
Happy Easter, Diana. Your pics are pretty!
Thanks, Lorraine, both Sevilla and Córdoba were very beautiful 😀 Hope you had a good Easter holiday, too!
Happy belated Easter. Espero que todo te fue bien. Hast la proxima.
thank you, Johnny, hope you had a good one yourself!
On a side note – i know i owe you an email, i told you i can be a very difficult student sometimes! Soon i will be back home and re-think the whole daily Spanish lesson thing – maybe weekly would work better 😉
Don’t worry, Diana. Take your time. We’ll get there. Blessings.
Hey, cool! I am Spanish but I’ve never been to Sevilla. I should put it closer to the top of my list.
Did you really go to see bullfighting? I feel really ashamed of that part of my country’s culture 🙁
Cool, Seville is nice but Córdoba is nicer, if you ask me – so make sure you go to both cities when you make it to that part of the country. Where in Spain do you live, Ana? (out of curiosity :-P)
And yes, i did go to a bullfight – opened the bullfighting season in Sevilla on April 20.
Although the Plaza del Toros de la Maestranza is VERY beautiful, and although i found the whole experience new and interesting (because of its significance as part of Spanish history and culture), i didn’t enjoy the bullfight itself. I think the toreador wasn’t a good one either so it spoiled the whole experience even more…
I don’t regret i went – it’s something one must see if he or she wants to experience Spanish culture in all its forms – but i won’t go a second time… 😀
I am from A Coruña, in Galicia, although I spent some years studying in Santiago de Compostela. You should definitely pay a visit to Santiago during University semesters. It will be cold and rainy but that makes the Old City look beautiful, I promise! And you will understand why stone bricks grow flowers. 🙂
I guess that being from a different country you kind of need to see it by yourself, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone (foreign or not). I’ve always loved animals and nature and all that stuff, so I think I got really traumatized when my grandma took me to a bullfight when I was a little girl haha
I hear you, Ana, i literally got sick after they killed the first bull – my boyfriend insisted on staying a bit more so we managed to see 2 more (out of six) but it definitely isn’t something i would ever recommend to someone for entertainment… people really were enjoying themselves, i must say. I could only imagine how shocking it must have been for you being a little girl!
We are planning a trip to Northern Spain later this year – maybe in June or early September – which is better? What cities and places would you recommend to visit? You can email me, if you have the time – my email is diana @ dianamarinova . com (without the spaces, of course LOL) – or leave a comment, whichever you prefer 😀
Thanks again for stopping by – i am happy to see i have a reader in Spain 😉
Diana- I have been all over Spain but I haven’t made it to Seville. We still plan going. Thank you for the slide show, it just made my mouth water. I think I would pass on the bull fight as I don’t like to see animals hurt. As many times as we have gone to Madrid we also passed on the gull fits there as well. Since you are in Andalucia, don’t forget to try the olive oil. It is wonderful.
Arleen, if you make it to Sevilla some day, please, pretty please, make sure you go to Córdoba as well – i liked Córdoba way better than Seville, just so you know 😉
As for the olive oil – i don’t quite like the Spanish one. Maybe i have acquired taste for the Greek olive oil, but the Spanish and the Italian olive oils are kind of harsh for my taste…
I did try an eco-olive oil in Seville (whatever this means) – it was kinda different… But if i think about it, i don’t have olive oil that much LOL
Jeri Walker-Bickett (@JeriWB) says
Great pics. Spain is definitely on my travel list. I would go there next after this year’s Oktoberfest, but hubby said he wants to go to England next so he can try flyfishing there.
Spain is a lovely country, Jeri – you should definitely visit when you have the chance. And make sure you have enough time – there are many and different cities you gotta visit, each different than the other, depending on where in Spain they are…
On a side note – what is your itinerary for the fall? Although it’s still early to say, I think we won’t be able to come see you in Munich for Oktoberfest as i had hoped – where are you off to before and after Munich? Maybe we can cross paths elsewhere in Europe… 😀
Jeannette Paladino (@jepaladino) says
Diana — wonderful photos. I went to a bullfight in Madrid many years ago on my only trip to Spain. Quite a sight. So sorry about you website problems. That is such a downer — hope you get everything fixed soon.
Thanks for stopping by, Jeannette – once is enough for a bullfight but once isn’t enough for visiting Spain, if you ask me 😉 Are you planning to come back to visit other parts of the country?
As for my website downtime – i ended up going back to my initial hosting provider (at least the downtime isn’t that much now) – but it’s still a temporary solution, still looking for a replacement. Sometimes i wish i could set up and manage a server at home, that’s how frustrated i am with hosting providers LOL
Sorry to be so late in coming here Diana…but truly worth it! The pictures are just great and you very much deserve the down time. I know it’s a week later, but I do hope it was as relaxing as you had hoped! 🙂
No need to apologize, Jacqueline – we are all on a tight schedule, i know, so i never hold anyone accountable for coming or not coming to read and comment 😉 I know you stop by when you have the chance and i truly appreciate it 😀
Thanks for your kind wishes – i sure hope you meant i deserve down time in the sense of time off, right? Because i was apologizing for the blog’s down time in the sense of my site constantly being down due to crappy hosting service 😉
i got a good laugh out of your comment – so thanks for that, too 😉