One of the White Villages we went to this summer was Vejer. Unlike Medina Sidonia, it was one of the most (cough cough) touristy ones. Even so, it was really nice and yes I would not say you shouldn’t visit it if you were around the area.
It’s quite typical in Andalucia, and Spain, to see ceramic signs dedicated to some important person or another. Usually these are painters, doctors or brave people from the army. It was a nice surprise in Vejer to see one dedicated to a photographer.
Because I’ve taken a liking to photography, when I plan to do some more serious photos than just through my iphone, I walk around with my camera around my neck. With a camera dangling off me, along with the fact that I look foreign and have a weird accent when I speak in Spanish, I’m aware that most locals take me for another tourist wherever I am in Spain. Sometimes they’ll talk to me really slowly as if they think I’m just learning Spanish. Or they’ll compliment me on my very well spoken Spanish. Which is quite funny. Or they will slowly and clearly explain some kind of local delicacy I have eaten tons of times before.
For me, actually, it’s quite a weird feeling. Yes, I know I look like a tourist, and yes I do partly feel very foreign. But I’m half Spanish so I feel half Spanish, I live in Spain and yes I speak Spanish. I feel like writing on my forehead: no, I’m not a tourist, no need to act like I am one!
Anyhow, after this little bit of grumbling, the truth is, yeah I was a tourist in Vejer, because no I don’t live in that village. So, so what, I’ll click away as if I were one.
Thank you for visiting!