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Some observations from our month in Sevilla

There are some things that have become fixed in my memory as a result of our month in Sevilla. We stayed in the Triana barrio which is across the Guadalquivir River from Sevilla's central barrios, El Arenal, Santa Cruz, and La Macarena. Living in an apartment for this period of time changed my perspective of Sevilla. Previous visits lasted for just a few days. These are now some of my vivid memories.

Vale You will hear this word every single day in Spain. Some Spaniards toss this word in between every breath and even say it several times in a row. What does it mean? It can mean many things depending on the context. 

Its origins are from Latin, but a couple of centuries ago in Spain, it was used to say "good bye" to someone and maybe, to close a letter. Today, it generally means okay. It can mean all right, do you agree, or that's enough. It can be a question or an affirmation. 

It's interesting to note that the last word of Don Quixote is "Vale".

The Triana …

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