1. To Be Lost. A Lot. This is not necessarily an ode to the complexity and unfamiliarity of another country but more of a statement on the type of person I am. Even in Clearwater, Florida, the city in which I took my first steps and graduated high school and waved goodbye to my parents … Continue reading 4 Things I Expected for My Viaje de España
I can't even think about having to leave this beautiful city and the amazing people. I've made so many friends around the world in such a short period of time. It's crazy to think I might not see everyone again (but you can never say never). I'm going to miss it all so much! But … Continue reading The Last One
April 23, 2015: 13 days until I board the plane and I'm a mixture of butterflies and elation, but thankfully more excited than scared! My name is Victoria and I will be writing from Spain in the moments between sightseeing, studying, and (probably) binge eating. Why did I choose to study in Seville? I'm a … Continue reading Pre-Departure Entry
The tradicional festivals of Spain are abundant and a an extraordinary experience. This past weekend I ventured to the south of Spain to Sevilla for Feria de Abril, which translate to the April Fair. It´s a celebration where women wear tradicional "gypsy" dresses, men wear suits and ties and everyone dances Sevillana, a style of … Continue reading Feria de Abril
If you walk into a Cerveceria, or Spanish bar, and they don't give you a small tapa, you're doing it wrong. Tapas, or small plates, are a Spanish staple that is usually free. Now, I'm not talking fancy little appetizers that are extremely complex, think more fresh bread with some meat on top, or a … Continue reading Más Tapas!
March is the month of visits here in Madrid. Friends back home are on Spring Break, we have a couple vacations during March, so sure everyone come on over to visit. My boyfriend, Ryan came to visit me last week during UF's spring break. I can't explain how excited I was to finally see him … Continue reading Visits from Home
Being away from home is hard, especially when you are in a foreign country without any of your friends. Being away from your comfort zone and being sick is even worse. Unfortunately I've spent these past few days sick and in bed. As soon as I realized I was sick, I wandered to a pharmacy, where I … Continue reading Estoy Enferma
So what's new or in Hebrew, ma hadash? Well, I'm back in Tel Aviv and I've never been happier to be familiar with the bus system of a country. Seriously -- Europe was amazing and wonderful and beautiful and so much fun but travelling is exhausting. I missed my own bed and my own kitchen … Continue reading Back at it – reflections and updates from TLV.
After a memorable night out in London seeing my favorite New Zealand producer Opiuo and the powerhouse that is The Glitch Mob, Dayna and I seperated and embarked on our own individual journeys. Dayna returned to Copenhagen to be with her boyfriend and to interview for Advertising internship positions, and I headed to meet one … Continue reading Me encanta Madrid!
(June 2, 2014) The second week here was just as eventful as the first, if not more. However, I am still making the transition to the life of a madrileño. For example, my host mom, Julia, has reminded me several times that the meal customs are different here. El Desayuno, like our breakfast, is the … Continue reading More Food Appreciation and Travel!