Whether you like it or not, the Christmas season is being thrust upon us. I admit that even I was a bit irked when I saw decorations up in El Corte Inglés IN OCTOBER, but now that December is nigh I’m actually getting quite excited for the city Christmas lights to be turned on (next Friday) and otherwise enjoying all the things I enjoy about this holiday. So I thought I would share some sound advice from the fabulous Fascinating Aida for all of you who insist on not liking Christmas. Can’t hurt, might help… 😉
Soooooo… have been working on a blog post about tourism in Sevilla. Well, it applies pretty much everywhere I’m sure. Just putting some thoughts together about the effect of mass tourism on travel destinations, and also about how places are so often marketed in a misleading way. One of those horrid catchphrases that I’m sure you’ve all heard by now is LIVE LIKE A LOCAL.
To wit I’ve been capturing some photos of how I – a local – actually live in Sevilla. This was one of them. Funny, right? Well, apparently not. I got some serious verbal backlash when I posted this on Instagram a few days ago with #livinglikealocal and #livelikealocal hashtags. This was followed by a dozen or so “unfollows”. And I had been SO CLOSE to reaching 5000 followers 😉
I would have quoted the Divine Ms M – FUCK ‘EM IF THEY CAN’T TAKE A JOKE – but I’m sure that would have just got me into more trouble. Anyhoodle… will let you know when I finish. 🙂