lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Is Sevilla really changing or just updating?

Sevilla is a very historical city. From romans, muslims to christians Sevilla have changed a lot, even they have changed the river bed of Guadalquivir! Sevilla was founded by romans as Hispalis, but later, the city was called Ishbiliya by muslims.

The last thirty years in Sevilla have been very important about changing the city. Sevilla is a largest city of Andalucía, therefore we have improved our transportation creating long and short distance trains, underground (metro) , tram, community bicycle programme and roads (A92, SE30, A4...)

Let's stalk about the tram. Do you think the tram is new in Sevilla? Obviously not! Early twentieth century we had it yet but in 2007 the new tram, MetroCentro, was opened.

Old tram

The economy of Sevilla is varied. The city center is based on tourism while areas like Nervión, Viapol, La Cartuja are dedicated to business, offices and science. The city centre has changed, for example we have built "Setas de la Encarnación". It's a structure that has a market, restaurants, a museum and a viewpoint. This place, before known as Plaza de la Encarnación has become a famous area in Sevilla.

Plaza de la Encarnación

Las Setas

The last project in Seville is Cajasol Tower (or Pelli Tower), a polemical one. It's because the tower have a height of 180 metres, 79 metres higher than Giralda and it will change the skyline of Sevilla, but it will boost the economy. However, Sevilla is a beautiful place in the world.

All the images are taken from Google

viernes, 17 de marzo de 2017

Torrijas: a typical dessert of Andalucía.

Do you know french toast? Torrijas are similar. Torrijas are a typical dessert of Andalucía, specifically in Easter. There are many ways for making it (with wine, honey, milk, chocolate...), but I'm going to show you a simple one.

-750gr sliced bread
-1/2 L milk
-1/2 kg honey
-2 eggs
-Lemon/orange zest
-Olive oil

First, milk, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest are mixed in a saucepan and heated up on fire until the mix became to boil. Next, the mix is poured in a bowl while eggs are whipped. Then, the bread is soaked with the mix and the egg to fry it. Finally, the torrijas are soaked in honey and cinnamon.

Then, your torrijas are done! Remember you can change any ingredient you want.

Enjoy it with a coffee!
Flag of Andalucía

miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

A normal day in Seville

For a normal day in the week, you get up, drink a coffe, take your car and go to your job. After working you have breakfast. When you finish your work you maybe go to the bar to drink a beer or sometimes go home directly. 

At weekends, you can go to a football match, go to the cinema, visit the city center. There, you always have something new to visit, for example a carnival in Alameda de Hercules, there's also exposition in Bellas Artes Museum. Then you go to eat in a terrace, maybe drink some Cruzcampo Beer or Tinto de Verano (obviously always with tapas). I have never experienced such an incredible feelings: Sun, cold beer and Seville.

Seville, my city, is bigger than Huelva (our nearby city). It has many neighbourhoods, even some people that Triana is a different city because it's a big neighbourhood. Seville has a subway and a tram, it's easier to move in Seville. We have more than six cinemas comparated with Huelva, only two. We have two powerful football teams and the whole city feel proud with it. Our weather is hotter and drier than Huelva. Huelva has beach but Sevilla has an artificial beach. Sevilla is the most populated city in Andalucía with more than half million of people.

People think sevillian are lazy, party-loving, friendly and that they always have a flower and the comb on theirs head. It's not true, well, maybe we're party lovers but everybody love it. Sevillian are happy people, tourist-cared, friendly, grateful and hard-working too. We are proud of our city, we love to show our culture. Sevillian are very different than basques; sevillian are more expressives than basques. They are talking-lovers, dancing and singing lovers. Basques are more reserved, shy and withdrawn.