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Welcome to my blog. I document our family's adventures in Andalusia, Spain, and travels across Europe. Hope you have a nice stay!

Merry Christmas from Southern Spain!

Merry Christmas from Southern Spain!

Merry Christmas from our family here in southern Spain! We wish everyone the best of the holidays, and look forward to giving out real hugs sometime in 2019.

For general merriment purposes, here are some pictures from a recent visit to Seville to wander through the Feria del Belen (nativity scene market) and to watch the lights turn on throughout the city. While the markets aren’t like those in Germany or France or Switzerland, it is fun to see so much dedicated to building the perfect manager in your home. Spain does that well, keeping the birth of Jesus so central to the holiday.

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The lights were wonderful and so uniquely Spanish. We missed some memo though, and seemed to be working against the crowds and the choreography of when the lights would be turned on throughout the city. And just like in Madrid last year, the crowds and crowds of people walking through the streets were intense.

We had a great time, as we so often do in Seville. We ate some great sandwiches and enjoyed some ice cream in the square. We wandered down some new to us streets, and none of the kids tried to run away. Sometimes, it’s amazing to reflect how far we have come as a family. How grown up our little ones are getting. And how much I love a simple adventure.

So, again, Merry Christmas!

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We found a small book fair, which is almost as fun as the Christmas market that would take it’s place the following weekend.

We found a small book fair, which is almost as fun as the Christmas market that would take it’s place the following weekend.

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We watched the sun set in front of town hall, waiting for the lights to turn on.

We watched the sun set in front of town hall, waiting for the lights to turn on.

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There were street performers of all kinds, which made the walk quite entertaining.

There were street performers of all kinds, which made the walk quite entertaining.

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Chateau de Chillon

Chateau de Chillon

Celebrating Christmas with Arcos de la Frontera's Living Nativity

Celebrating Christmas with Arcos de la Frontera's Living Nativity