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What a lovely piece Tobi! I love your narrative style, specially the casual and unlikely sentence ending humour you throw in as you make your observations about the city. Having visited the city when no festivals were going on (falling totally in love with the kids-playing-in-squares-while-parents-play-in-bars scenes, and being only slightly frustrated by how slow and laid-back everyone is in the city) your piece gave me a view of and empathy for how a different time could have been nightmarish for a non local in the city. :)

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thank you Malavika :) maybe I'll return someday to get a different vibe but I'll make sure it's not during Semana Santa! yeah I get you about the laid back vibe, although I found that a nice, short-term contrast from the busy-busy, go-go all the time energy in buzzy cities

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May 19, 2023Liked by Tobi Ogunnaike

What an experience Tobi. I guess once is enough πŸ˜‚

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haha maybe I'll return one day, but I'll be clear to make sure I avoid this week. I hear the week after Easter is one huge party so maybe that's time to visit

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This was so funny Tobi! I was grinning the whole time at your observations. It’s so well written too. I’m glad you got stuck in this situation so that we would have the pleasure to read about it!

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Apr 9, 2023Liked by Tobi Ogunnaike

Hi Tobi! I just read your Every article on LinkedIn and I'm on sabbatical in Sevilla. I'd love to connect if you ever decide to give Sevilla another chance. Enjoy Lisbon!!

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haha I had a feeling someone who's in Seville might reach out! haha it is a lovely city, I just happened to be there at the wrong time. How's your sabbatical going? Why'd you choose Seville?

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I mean with a title like that - it was hard to resist haha. Sabbatical is going well - it still feels like I just started but that so much time has passed definitely a huge learning curve I'm still scaling. I'm in Seville to study flamenco (dance) and figure out potential post-sabbatical steps.

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haha glad it got you to respond though. I can relate to what you said about time.... I feel pretty much the same. it's been a while but I can't imagine ending it soon. ah yeah, Seville is the place for flamenco so that makes perfect sense.

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