It’s finally springtime!
|Wisteria in the gardens of the Real Alcázar of Sevilla|
But by April, the winds shifted and we changed our clocks: spring was here! The weather finally decided to cooperate, I wore shorts for the first time on April 12, and all across Andalucía the fragrant orange trees were in bloom.
Traveling to Sevilla
|Plaza de España, Sevilla|
Hanging out in Linares and Jaén
|Sign for fresh snails at a restaurant, Linares|
During Friday’s daylight hours, I went down to the provincial capital of Jaén for a proper visit, since I had only ever gone there for bureaucratic business before. I hiked up the imposing hill outside of town to summit the castle, I patronized restaurants that have been in business since the late 1800s, I descended into the well-preserved ruins of the largest Arab baths in Spain, and I hit up a combined art and archaeology museum dedicated to Jaén province. Everything I visited was free (hooray!), and I feel I can now leave Spain in peace having seen the city one last time.
The last month of the teaching assistant program is May. After a few weeks of traveling in Spain in June, I’ll be back home!