I am sure you just read that headline and immediately thought, "But, you're in Spain? What could possibly be wrong? People would do anything to be in your shoes." While everything in that statement is one hundred percent correct, I promised you all at the beginning of this journey that I would be honest with … Continue reading The Study Abroad Adventure: When Reality Hits…
In Spain, music seems to literally be a way of life for some people. It evokes emotion, and sometimes it is even used to put bread on the table. It seems that anywhere I go I will get some live entertainment! Which in some ways is nice considering in the U.S. you usually have to … Continue reading La Musica!
When most people think of Spain, they think of the Cheetah Girls Barcelona scene, paella and long sprawling fields of grape vines ready to be turned into wine. While those things are all amazing, from that viewpoint you tend to miss out on the other amazing things Spain has to offer. For example, San Sebastian! … Continue reading San Sebastian
On Sunday June 11, 2017 my friends and I decided to go to a town called Altea. My host mom highly recommended it and after she described it to me, we just had to go. I am honestly so glad we went because it was incredible. The small town is perched up on a hill … Continue reading Altea: beauty & learning lessons
Since my last blog post, I have had so many adventures and stories, I don’t know where to start. But I guess I will begin with flamenco. I have to say, flamenco might be my most favorite thing to watch. I first saw a flamenco show about 5 or 6 years ago when I went … Continue reading Flamenco: amor y dolor
Glorious Granada https://www.flickr.com/photos/150458713@N07/35074206295/in/dateposted-public/ After arriving in Granada, I cannot help but feel as though I am staying in one of the prettiest places in the world. The locals boast that it is one of the few places where you can see snow and sand in the same day. Depending on the direction, you can take … Continue reading The Study Abroad Adventure: I see London, I see… Granada? (Part 2)
[June 11, 2017: My First [and last] Bull Fight in Plaza de Toro!] Before leaving for Spain, many people told me "Don't go to a Bull Fight!" or "You know what happens at a Bull Fight right?! They kill the Bull!" In America, a Bull Fight would be met with hundreds of Animal Rights Activists … Continue reading My First (and last) Bull Fight
Spain is a country with a long history and a wide variety of cultures, languages, and foods. While most people remember Spain as the country that sponsored Christopher Columbus to "sail to ocean blue in 1452", there is SOOOO much more to it! Spain is also one of the most Catholic countries in the world. … Continue reading Vamos a Salamanca!
If I had a dollar for every time I have said "Wow" or "This is amazing" in the past week, I would be rich enough to quit school and just travel the world for the rest of my life. While this past week has had its challenges, I am in awe of the beauty and … Continue reading The Study Abroad Adventure: I see London, I see… Granada?
Five days ago I arrived in Alicante where I will be for the next four weeks of this study abroad! https://www.flickr.com/photos/110729887@N06/35122342145/in/dateposted-public/ I would just like to list a couple of great things: -I am living with a wonderful host family: a sassy older woman that reminds me of my own grandmother, and her daughter. -I … Continue reading First Impressions Have Always Been Important!