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A Soft Spot for Andalusia

I haven’t been to that many places but I surely can tell it when I really like a place. Well, I like almost every place I’ve traveled but I particularly have these soft spots for Japan and Andalusia. I’ve had this crush on Japan since my earliest memories and I have this confession: every time I see a Japanese I have an urge to compliment that person and the country, “You don’t know how much you guys have been inspiring me. Well, I wish I could just erase my country’s 3.5 worst years when you guys conquered us from our national history.”

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However, Andalusia just charmed me all at once. It isn’t only related with my personal interest on Islamic history, architecture and art but also the their blended yet strong Spanish culture. I love the colors and the flamboyant moves I can’t ever imitate. I  simply love the sight of those beautiful and playful people. So when I randomly watched ‘Ocho Apellidos Vascos’ which is also known as ‘Spanish Affair’ on the flight to Jakarta, it boosted my mood instantly. It was about a typical Andalusian guy who fell in love with a typical Basque girl whose father was also a typical pro-independence Basque. This rom-com broke many records in Spain including the most watched movie ever in the country since it brought up the disintegration issue. Having a personal crush on Spain (and internet connection) got me not-that-clueless about the jokes and I laughed a lot. I can’t help to watch it again and repeating the scenes in Sevilla where the bar got Andalusian tiles. :”)

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Well, my Sevilla and Granada photos can be seen here and here.

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Puty Puar. F/27. Indonesian. Former rocker, blogger, freelance illustrator, book enthusiast, who is running little business while homemaking. Started this blog in 2002.

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