It is said that "all roads lead to Rome," a phrase I am now starting to believe in a little more. Rome was not on the plan for this trip. Not even on the tentative plan. Yet, I seem to have ended up in Rome, and I certainly hope that the Trevi Fountain sends me … Continue reading Rome!…in less than 3 days?
Hello again! Exactly one week from today, the UF in Sevilla program will be over. It is incredible how fast time flies! Clichéd, I know, but there is no better phrase to describe the way the life seems to have been stuck in fast forward for the last five weeks. Yet before I dive into … Continue reading Granada, Nerja, and my last Sunday in Sevilla!
Last night I returned to Sevilla after a long weekend in Barcelona. The second largest city in Spain and former host to the 1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona offers something for everyone between its scenic mountain views, modern shopping districts and winding barrios. Here is how to experience the best of Barcelona in three days on … Continue reading ¡Qué bonita es Barcelona!
For a moment, the only movement were the lazy passes of fans, nothing more than futile attempts to disperse the heat from the glaring sun. All eyes looked towards the red, dusty circle where man and animal were in the midst of a dangerous dance. One was full of power, the other quick. No longer … Continue reading Toros y Flamenco
¡Hola todos! This past Saturday was spent in the quaint yet beautiful city of Córdoba. Nestled along the banks of the Guadalquivir River (the same as Sevilla), this city is full of clues about it´s unique past. Like much of southern Spain, Córdoba has been home to Romans, Muslims, and Christians. You can literally … Continue reading ¡Códoba! Mosques, castles, and Feria
One of the greatest parts of studying abroad is getting to travel to nearby cities for a day. Long weekends are great to go further, but there is always something amazing within a couple hours! The past Saturday we went to Jerez and Cadiz. Jerez is a pueblo famous for its wine, horses, and flamenco. … Continue reading Bodegas and Beaches
I have officially been in Sevilla now for eight days! I cannot believe how fast the time has gone...and I apologize for not updating sooner! We have definitely been keeping busy between classes, excursions, and exploring our new home! Before I dive into what we have been doing, I have some bad news. While uploading … Continue reading ¡Hace mucho sol in Sevilla!
We finally arrived in Sevilla to meet our families on Sunday, but the four days before were just as exciting! Today I begin class, and I am proud to say that I didn´t even get lost in the winding streets of Sevilla this time…but before I begin to describe the rich culture and experiences I … Continue reading First tastes of Spain!
We finally arrived in Sevilla to meet our families on Sunday, but the four days before were just as exciting! Today I begin class, and I am proud to say that I didn´t even get lost in the winding streets of Sevilla this time…but before I begin to describe the rich culture and experiences I … Continue reading The first tastes of Spain
Pouring rain, some thunder, a tiny dorm room, a University of London sweatshirt, a blank box for me to write my blog post in and a cup of tea. Mmm. Today is my fourth full day in England. We spent all day Thursday traveling from Dublin to London, we had an orientation on Friday followed … Continue reading Finally in London!