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11 May 2018
a new adventure by loek

 

Who am I?

Hola, qué tal? My name is Loek and I am a tourism student from The Netherlands. I am the latest addition to the ATD-team. I’m an intern and I will be a guide from May until September. 

Why Sevilla?

Well… this is a little bit weird; I had never been in Sevilla before and also I don’t have friends or family living here. Somewhere deep in my heart I just knew Sevilla would be the city that would fit me best. And well, I am living and working here now for just a little more...

06 May 2018
spain football team

 

Some history

Since the 19th century, football is being played by Spaniards. It was introduced by the British workers and sailors. The first club was created in 1889: Recreativo Huelva. Quickly followed by Athletic de Bilbao and FC Barcelona.

Copa Macaya was first Catalan competition. This was an annual football competition between Catalan clubs. Afterwards, in 1902, the Copa del Rey was established, which was a comp...

22 Apr 2018
spanish olive oil

 

Why do Spaniards and Italians love olive oil so much?

Olive oil is part of the Spanish tradition. It is made in several regions and they use it in almost every dish. The ingredient is used to add flavours, to dress salads and to fry food. Another fact is that the Spaniards are the second biggest olive oil consumers worldwide, just right after Greece.

Where does olive oil come from?

Olive trees were originally spread from Armenia to Palest...

18 Apr 2018
horse show spain

 

Equestrian show in Spain

Some of you might have heard of the Andalusian horse breed. It is also known as the PRE, the Pure Spanish Horse. This centuries old breed derives from the area around Sevilla in Andalusia. Because the Moors ruled the south of Spain from the 8th until the 13th century, this breed has both Spanish and Arabian roots. In 1570 king Felipe II, a lover of horses, founded the Royal Stables in Córdoba. He set out to create and breed the greatest horse to ever exist. Since around this...

02 Apr 2018
How to find the best flamenco dress

In my last blog you learned all about the history of the flamenco dress and what it is/looks like. If you didn’t read that blog yet, be sure to check it out here. I also told you that I bought my very first flamenco dress. It was quite a process, it was almost like buying a wedding dress (even though I have no idea what that would be like because I have never bought a wedding dress i...

23 Mar 2018
mantilla veil

 

Semana santa, what is it about?

Seville has many events, but one of the biggest and most important religious festivals is the ‘Semana Santa’. This holy week starts 25 March and ends 1 April. This is an amazing time to visit Seville. The first time Semana Santa was held was in 1350, and eversince then people from all over the world have traveled to Seville every year to see the impressive processions and lifelike statues on the streets of this historic city.  

What about the traffic...

14 Mar 2018
spain internship

 

How I found an internship in Spain

¡Hola! Before I will convince you to visit Seville and its treasures I will tell you something more about me. 

My name is Fien, and from the ages of 10 to 18, I did theatre and learned about how to speak clearly, how to give presentations and how to guide people through a city. It was when I guided a group of people through Veurne (a city in Belgium), I realised that this was something for me. So when I finished secondary school, I decided to study...

06 Mar 2018
flamenco dress costume

 

The Flamenco Dress: One of the most characteristic features of the Feria de Abril

We see them in every picture of the Feria, the flamenco dresses that all the women wear during this wonderful week of festivities. It is one of the only pieces of traditional clothing that is actually still fashionable and fashion-sensitive. But what is the story behind them? How does one obtain such a dress? What do they cost? And how many flamenco dresses does a woman really have/need? For the sake of journalism and t...

25 Feb 2018

Do you speak spanish

 

Travelling to Spain... I don't speak Spanish

Going on a holiday to Spain without knowing a word in Spanish is really difficult. If you are travelling to Spain in the near future, you must definitely keep some things in mind. Let me tell you why…

 

But... do people in Spain speak English?

I was someone who didn’t know m...

19 Feb 2018

 

It is a part of their history that Spanish people do not like to speak of too much. La Guerra Civil, The Civil War. For those of you reading this who have absolutely no idea that there even was a civil war in Spain or for those of you who need to refresh your memory, the Spanish Civil War was a great conflict between the Republicans who were loyal to the democratic, left-leaning Second Spanish Republic and the Nationalists, a conservative group led by dictator General Francisco Franco – I’m sure that that name...

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