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Seville: 3 days in the cradle of Spanish traditions

June 14, 2019
If you get a chance, check out the oh-so colorful Feria de Abril in Seville!

Seville will always have a special place in my heart. I studied abroad there 10 years ago, and recently had a chance to visit again. Inevitably, Seville now has much more tourists than a decade ago, but it’s understandable why. Seville is the cradle of Spanish traditions — from flamenco, bull fighting, to ornate Holy Week processions. Anyone who visits Madrid and Barcelona but misses Seville (or any city in AndalucĂ­a) is doing themselves a huge disservice.

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3 Perfect Days in Helsinki

December 24, 2018

When people travel to the Nordic countries, the Scandinavian countries — Sweden, Norway, and Denmark — typically rank highest in the bucket list. However, it would be a shame to completely miss out on a country like Finland. It has a long and interesting history of Swedish and Russian influence and a fascinating language that’s unlike what’s spoken by its Scandinavian neighbors. The capital Helsinki is fairly small and easy to navigate, but I’d recommend staying for at least 3 days to maximize your stay.