"I miss you already, Spain" Nearly three weeks ago now, I was leaving Seville and heading back to the US...Take me back!! My study abroad trip, not surprisingly, was nothing short of a blast (in stark contrast with the second half of my summer back at home....). While I may have groaned about waking up … Continue reading Ya te echo de menos, España
My first and only vacay on my vacay! I was so nervous and excited to be traveling on my own with some friends. I had never done anything like this before, organizing a trip in a foreign land on my own. I had complied lists of sites and restaurants for us, and even mapped them … Continue reading A Taste of Beer, Chocolate and Waffles.
Studying abroad is about learning to thrive outside of your comfort zone. You meet countless people that speak different languages, dance in different ways, and eat different dishes. Toward the end of the semester, we decided to take a trip like none we’d gone on before. Morocco had an innate allure to it, a progressive … Continue reading Something Different
"Taking Advantage of the Last Precious Moments" Six weeks came and went in the blink of an eye. I'm now on my flight home, as I begin to write this blog… The last several days of the trip were bittersweet. No one ever likes for good things to come to a close, but they … Continue reading Aprovechando los últimos momentos preciosos
Marhaban! These past couple of weeks have been interesting, to say the least. The temperature in Fes continues to rise and we are all melting. Today, it was 100 degrees. To my people in Miami, this doesn’t sound that extreme as we have experienced this before, but here’s the thing: One, there is no humidity, … Continue reading Goodbye Ramadan, Hola Sevilla
Its crazy to me that I am in my final week of my study abroad program here in Valencia, Spain. At exactly this time next week, I'll probably be on a plane flying back over the Atlantic to return home to Florida. Time truly does fly when you are in another country; it seems like … Continue reading Why Barcelona has my Heart
For the holiday of Corpus Christi, we had a four-day weekend, during which much of the group decided to go on the optional excursion to Morocco. We left at 4am on a Thursday on a bus. We crossed the Strait of Gibraltar which separates the southern tip of Spain from the northernmost part of Africa, … Continue reading Cross-continental road trip to Morocco
Last Thursday night, we decided that it was high time for us to to a Flamenco show. We've been in Spain for a little over three weeks and we still hadn't experienced Spain's most traditional and cultural form of dance. Though Flamenco originated in Sevilla, it is still common in other parts of Spain as … Continue reading Experiencing the Art of Flamenco and the Castle of Xátiva
The rest of our spring break trip went by in a blur. We tried new food like spätzle in Vienna, pork knuckle in Berlin, and dumplings of every shape and size in Prague. We also had a colorful brunch with two friends from home when we visited them in Hamburg. Saying we ate well would … Continue reading Travel Tips
This week in Valencia has flown by so quickly, and it’s hard to believe that I am about halfway done with my program! Each day, I usually wake up around 7:45 to get ready, eat breakfast, and catch the morning bus to our 9 am class. After classes end around 1:30, we typically go home … Continue reading Weekend Trip to Mallorca!