From the last time I made a post about packing, I thought up a few more recommendations. These are my opinions of course, you can do as you please. So you're going to be away for a semester, if not a year! Well unless you can afford it, bringing your entire closet with you isn't … Continue reading More Packing Advice
As I may have mentioned before, I packed horribly for this trip. Somehow I managed to over pack all the wrong things. I brought too many shoes, to many PJ shirts, too many jeans, too much jewelry, etc. I also forgot my iPod chord, my hairbrush, razors, etc. I don't know what I was thinking when … Continue reading Packing Advice
My biggest decision after deciding to study abroad was whether or not I wanted to live in an apartment or home stay. I asked my family and friends for advice, but the responses were split 50:50. In the end, I decided on a home stay. Now before I continue, I want you to be aware that … Continue reading Part 1: Home stay or Apartment? – Home stay
Well, I finally made it to Amsterdam! If you don't understand my title reference, it is a really good song by a group called "Peter Bjorn and John." Their song, Amsterdam, was my anthem and the rest of their album played the entire trip. Unfortunately I was only able to spend a measly weekend there, … Continue reading Baby went to Amsterdam
My last post, marked the completion of 6 weeks in Madrid. This post, marks 6 weeks left. How time flies. Last Wednesday I went to see El Rey Leon, the Spanish version of Broadway's The Lion King. I had never seen a Broadway performance before, so I decided to go all out and pay the 62 … Continue reading Hello, November.
Today marks being in Madrid for 6 weeks. I almost had a panic attack (not really) thinking about it today. Time is going by faster than I expected, with only 10 weeks left here, I feel like I am trying to beat the clock. There is still so so much to do, so many places … Continue reading 6 weeks and [wanting to stop] counting.
For some reason, I thought keeping up with this blog would be a lot easier than it really is. Maybe I'm just lazy, or maybe I'm not good with time management, but finally, another blog post. This entry I would like to talk about the emotions evoked while studying abroad, because there are many. About … Continue reading Tell Me How You Really Feel
Tomorrow will mark living in Madrid for 2 whole weeks. Even though that's not a long amount of time, I feel like I've been here longer. I am so comfortable and at ease here that it's getting harder to find reasons to miss the United States. I would post pictures to show you my adventures … Continue reading Can I stay forever, please?
This past weekend I went to Valencia! If you don't know where that is, it's on the Eastern coast of Madrid, which means I got to get in some beach time before Winter ❤ Over the Summer, I met a girl from UF that was going to Spain as well, named Michelle. It turns out that a … Continue reading Travelling Tips and Tales
Today is my 4th day living in Madrid, and so far, any fears I once had about being here are gone. I fell right into place as soon as I arrived. I live in the downtown area of Madrid, known as Old Madrid, and I am surrounded by tourists, restaurants, shops, historical landmarks and all … Continue reading First Days in Madrid