Day 3 - Visit to local school and Spanish cuisine cooking workshop!
Today the girls visited San Francisco de Paula School, in downtown Sevilla. They met their Spanish pen pals and followed them during some of their classes. They spent recess with their Spanish friends, and went on a tour of the school’s facilities and learned what a typical day is like in a Spanish school. Some of them had some churros too!
Hewitt girls said goodbye to their Spanish friends, and headed over to Mercado de Triana. After a guided tour of the local market, they started their Spanish cuisine cooking workshop. They cooked a four-courses meal: a vegetable cold soup called gazpacho, espinacas con garbanzos (spinach and chickpeas) and finally, paella. The girls did a great job, given the fact that despite the size of the paella, there were no leftovers! During the workshop, they also had a tasting of different kinds of extra virgin olive oil.
After enjoying a delicious dessert, our guide took the group for a short walk in Triana, a beautiful neighborhood with traditional Spanish patios.
After Triana, it was time for a scenic river cruise, where they could see the city landmarks from a different perspective.
Before dinner, Hewitt visited a local flamenco dresses store. In this store they sell and make professional dresses, not the touristy kind! The owner of the store explained to the girls what a makes up a traditional flamenco dress.
We ended the day having dinner at one of the best tapas bars in Sevilla, Bodeguita Casablanca, where they sampled a variety of local specialties.