"Staring" Sevilla Local Custom Tip by betis1

Sevilla Local Customs: 96 reviews and 87 photos

Curiosity breeds the art of staring. In the U.S. this can get you into trouble with the wrong people ("What're you looking at?!?"). Here if you look a bit different or are simply walking by someone in the street be ready for others to stare at you. And don't be surprised if they look longer than a few seconds. Unlike the U.S. it's not time to square off and get into a defensive position. Sure, some people may be muttering some insult about foreigners under their breath, but the majority are simply curious and getting a better look. People will stare whether you are a tourist or a Spaniard, but more often they'll stare at a visitor because you likely look different from the people living here.

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  • Written Jul 17, 2003
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