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I Found “Joy” In Spain…

Spain has always been one of those countries that I have been curious about but wanted to know how the experience was by someone I personally knew. And that’s when I found “Joy” in Spain.

My childhood friend Joy and her friend Dr. Greene traveled to the magnificent and scenic Seville, Spain. If you’re going to travel why not travel and be as fabulous as Joy and Dr. Greene and travel to Spain? Life Goals!!!

Joy is not a novice traveler and commits to traveling internationally once a year with a mixture of domestic trips throughout the year. And I love this approach because there are truly some amazing treasures and sites to see right here in the USA.

Naturally, Joy gives off  “diva” vibes, so it was no surprise to me that she can adjust her travel style based on the location. In Spain, they did a lot walking on cobblestone and it was rather cold during their time of travel, so in true fabulous fashion Joy and Dr. Greene made mad dashes to Zara and Stradivarius to buy boots and sweaters. Ok, and no one brought me back a sweater from Spain?? Luckily though, it wasn’t all boots and sweaters, as they were able to flex their “diva” style in the evening for dinner and drinks.

So, if you’re thinking about traveling to Seville, Spain, make sure that you have a friend like Dr. Greene, to invite you – because Joy was invited due to a speaking engagement that Dr. Greene was invited to at a local university in Spain. Say it with me, IMPRESSIVE!

I asked Joy what she fell in love with in Spain, and this is what she said “It would absolutely be the architecture. Seville is the perfect example of a mixture of the old historical architect with modern restaurants and businesses. The Cathédrale De Séville was one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen. It is full of history as well, it’s where they would sell slaves right from Africa and where Christopher Columbus is buried. There was a huge mix of emotions that I felt being both African-American and Native American. It was like I was able to see a piece of my own history.

Now to my favorite part of world travel – the food. During our interview, Joy shared with me that she loved the Pork Paella. She also loved a cafe called Moor Castle which was situated in a courtyard with a fountain. Can you picture that? It was something like out of your favorite movie. And to top it off, they enjoyed glasses of wine with dinner while being serenaded by local singers. I’m looking at flights to Seville right now…

If you’re like me and interested in traveling to Seville, Spain, Joy recommends taking the carriage ride through downtown because it’s an amazing way to see Seville in all its splendor.

Until next time Seville, Spain…





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